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Harald II «Greycloak» Gråfell (Eiriksson), Konge av Norge

Also Known As: "Haraldur gráfeldur", "Harald Gunnhildsson", "Harald Grafeld", "Harald Grayskin", "Harald II Greycloak", "Haraldr gráfeldr", "Harald Gråfeld", "Graypelt"
Birthplace: Norway
Death: Died in Falt i kamp ved Limfjorden i Danmark.
Immediate Family:

Son of Eirik I Haraldsson «Blood-axe» Blodøks and Gunhild Gormsdotter «Mother of Kings» Kongemor
Husband of ?Frille
Father of Bertrade Haraldsdotter
Brother of Gamle (Gamli) Eiriksson; Ragnfred of Norge, c. 923; Guttorm (Guttormur) Eiriksson; Gudrød II Eiriksson, King of Mann; Erling Eirikson and 1 other
Half brother of NN Eriksdatter and Ragnhild "The Wicked" Eiríksdóttir

Occupation: Konge ca. 960 - ca. 970., KING OF NORWAY, Norsk kung., Konge: Norge 959 - 970, King of Norway - See http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps05/ps05_370.htm
Managed by: stanley w. duke, jr.
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Harald II of Norway

Harald II Greycloak (Old Norse: Haraldr gráfeldr, Norwegian: Harald Gråfell, Danish: Harald Gråfeld) (died 976), was the son of Eirik Bloodaxe and a grandson of Harald Fairhair. After his father's death, he and his brothers allied with King Harald Gormson of Denmark against King Haakon. After Haakon's death at Fitjar in 961, Harald and his brothers became kings of Norway, but they had little authority outside Western Norway.


Harald II (Eiriksson) Gråfell (Haraldr gráfeldr) var Norges konge ca. år 961 – 970.

Han var sønn av Eirik Blodøks og Gunnhild Gormsdatter, og vokste delvis opp i England hvor Eirik var underkonge, og delvis hos sin morbror, danskekongen Harald Blåtann.


From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps05/ps05_370.htm


Byname HARALD GRAYCLOAK, Norwegian HARALD GRÅFELL, Old Norse HARALD GRÁFELDR, Norwegian king who, along with his brothers, overthrew Haakon I about 961 and ruled oppressively until about 970. He is credited with establishing the first Christian missions in Norway.

The son of Erik Bloodax, who was the half brother of Haakon I, Harald took refuge in Denmark following his father's death. Aided by his uncle, the Danish king Harald Bluetooth (Blåtand), Harald and his brothers launched raids against Haakon I in Norway and killed him about 961. Harald ruled harshly, killing two of the kings in the Oslo region and Haakon, earl of Lade, and he aroused opposition with his prohibition of the public worship of pagan gods. He was killed in battle about 970 by the forces of Haakon (later Haakon the Great), son of the earl of Lade, with the connivance of Harald Bluetooth, some of whose Norwegian holdings had been appropriated by Harald. -------------------- Harald Eriksson Gråfäll (Haraldr gráfeldr), död 970, var en norsk kung. Han var son till Erik I Blodyx och Gunhild Gormsdotter, sonson till Harald Hårfager och dotterson till Gorm den gamle av Danmark. Harald blev omkring 960 kung i spetsen för sina bröder, de så kallade Gunnhildsönerna. Hans rike omfattade Vestlandet, Tröndelag och Hålogaland. En mot dem ytterst fientlig tradition tillskriver dem en rad missgärningar. De skall bland annat ha låtit dräpa ladejarlen Sigurd Ladejarl. Dennes son Håkon Sigurdsson skall då ha gjort uppror, och sedan han besegrats flytt till Danmark, där han fanns stöd hos sin morbror, den danske kungen Harald Blåtand. Denne skall senare ha lockat Harald till Jylland, där han på Håkons anstiftan blev mördad, troligen år 970. Harald Gråfäll var den förste norske kung som lade under sig den norska lappmarken och drog vinst från pälshandeln i detta område.

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