Harold Eysteinsson, King of Haithabu

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Harold Eysteinsson (Østeinsson), King of Haithabu

Birthplace: Holyum, Vestfold, Western Scandinavia, Norway
Death: Died in Irish Sea
Immediate Family:

Son of Eystein «Fret/Fjert» Halfdansson and Hild (Hildi) Eiriksdotter
Husband of N.N. von Ostergau and Irminhild von Sachsen
Father of Halfdan Haraldsson
Brother of Halvdan Eysteinsson «the Meek» den Milde; Asa Østeinsdottir; Geva Eysteinsdotter and Gudrod Eysteinsson "Jagtkonge" (King in Vestfold)

Occupation: King of Haithabu
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About Harold Eysteinsson, King of Haithabu

Chapter 1. KINGS of the DANES, 9th CENTURY

Europäische Stammtafeln[8] sets out the outline genealogy of a family referred to as "the Kings of Haithabu". The first two generations are reproduced below, unchanged. The primary sources on which these two generations are based have not yet been identified, except as otherwise indicated below. The information in the later generations of the Europäische Stammtafeln chart is not completely supported by the information obtained from the primary sources so far consulted. It has therefore largely been ignored in the reconstruction of the later generations of the family. Considerable doubt persists about the precise relationships between the 9th century Danish rulers.

Three brothers, one sister:

  1. SIGEFRID [Sigurd] ([750]-798). First "King of Haithabu". The Annales Fuldenses record that "Sigifridi regis Danorum" sent "Halbdani…cum sociis suis" as missi to a council held by Charles I King of the Franks at "Lippia"[9]. One child:
  2. HARALD ([750]-killed in battle in the Irish Sea 804). Second "King of Haithabu". m IMHILD, daughter of WARNECHIN Graf von Engern & his wife Kunhilde von Rügen. Three children:
  3. HALFDAN Mildi ([750]-802, bur Borro). King of Vestfold.
  4. GEVA ([755]-). This marriage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[10] but the primary source on which it is based has not been identified. m ([775]) WIDUKIND Saxon Duke, son of --- (-7 Jan 810).



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Harold Eysteinsson, King of Haithabu's Timeline

Holyum, Vestfold, Western Scandinavia, Norway
Age 10
Hedeby, Jutland, Denmark
Age 54
Irish Sea
Age 54