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Harald "The Old" Valldarsson, Konge af Danmark

Also Known As: "King of Denmark", "Waldar Sikoldungen"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Jutland, Danmark
Death: Died in Danmark
Place of Burial: Danmark
Immediate Family:

Son of Valdar Hroarsson and Hildis of the Vandals
Husband of Hildur Heidreksdatter
Father of Halfdan "le Vaillant" Snjalle, Prins av Danmark, Konge av Sverige; Gudröd Haraldsson, konge i Skåne and NN King (legendary) of Roeskilde and Sweden
Brother of Gudrød Valdarsson and Frode Valdarsson

Occupation: King in Jutland, Roi, de Scanie, Norse King & Viking, King of Roeskilde, Kung av Roskilde, Roi de Scanie, King of Denmark
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About Harald "The Old" Valldarsson

Harald the Old, legendary Danish king.

Basics

  • Father: Valdar, son of Hroar
  • Wife: Hildur Heidreksdotter (undocumented)
  • Son: Halfdan the Valiant

Sources

Harald the Old (6th century, 7th century) only appears by name in Hversu Noregr byggdist, but his father, sons and their descendants played a central role in the politics of Scandinavian legends

The Old Norse genealogy work Hversu Noregr byggdist tells that Hróarr had a son named Valdar, the father of Harald the Old, the father of Halfdan the Valiant, the father of Ivar Vidfamne, who was the maternal grandfather of Harald Wartooth. Harald fell at the Battle of the Brávellir against his nephew Sigurd Ring, a king of Sweden and the father of Ragnar Lodbrok.

http://www.heimskringla.no/wiki/Hvorledes_Norge_ble_bosatt (in Norwegian)

Older stuff, some being the result of incorrect merges, or needing sources

Harold 'hinn gamli' Valdarsson (Valdemarsson) + Hildis af Vandals

Residence: Jótland, Danmörk

fikk sønnene

1. Hálfdán 'snjalli' Haraldsson

2. Guðrödur Haraldsson

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NB! Her er det noe som ikke stemmer i det hele tatt!!! Noen steder står det at Harald Valdarsson er gift med en Hildur Heidreksdatter, datter av Amfleda the Younger, og noen steder står det at Valdar Hroarson er gift med en Hilda-Hildis Princess of Vandals datter av Amfleda the Younger???

Alså:Hildur Heidreksdatter er både mor og kone til Harald Valdarsson

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NB! Her er det noe som ikke stemmer i det hele tatt!!! Noen steder stÃ?r det at Harald Valdarsson er gift med en Hildur Heidreksdatter, datter av Amfleda the Younger, og noen steder stÃ?r det at Valdar Hroarson er gi ft med en Hilda-Hildis Princess of Vandals datter av Amfleda the Younger???

AlsÃ?:Hildur Heidreksdatter er bÃ?de mor og kone til Harald Valdarsson

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Harald Valdarsson - was born about 0568, lived in Jutland, Denmark. He is the son of Valdar Hroarsson.

Harald married Hildur Heidreksdatter about 0589 while living in Jutland, Denmark. Hildur was born about 0572, lived in Jutland, Denmark. She is the daughter of Heidrek "Ulfhamr" Angantyrsson.

Children:

i. King Ivar Halfdansson "Vidfame" In Sweden was born about 0612, lived in Denmark and died in 0647 while living in Denmark . See #45. below.

ii. King Halfdan Haraldsson of Lethra was born about 0590, lived in Jutland, Denmark and died about 0650

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Föddes 568 i Jylland, Danmark

(kung av Roeskilde)

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Reference: http://familytrees.genopro.com/318186/jarleslekt/default.htm?page=toc_families.htm

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1.

Harald giftet seg med Hildur HEIDREKSDATTER, datter av Heidrek Ulfhamr ANGANTYRSSON og Amfleda the YOUNGER. (Hildur HEIDREKSDATTER ble født 5xx i Jylland.)

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Notes for Harald Valdarsson

NB! Her er det noe som ikke stemmer i det hele tatt!!! Noen steder står det at Harald Valdarsson er gift med en Hildur Heidreksdatter, datter av Amfleda the Younger, og noen steder står det at Valdar Hroarson er gift med en Hilda-Hildis Princess of Vandals datter av Amfleda the Younger???

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Name: Harold VALDARSSON

Given Name: Harold

Surname: Valdarsson

Sex: M 1 2

Birth: 568 in Jutland, Denmark

Father: Valdar HROARSSON

Mother: Hildis OF THE VANDALS

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

Children

Halfdan Haroldsson OF SWEDEN b: 590

Sources:

Abbrev: Stuart (1992)

Title: Royalty for Commoners

Author: Stuart, R. W.

Publication: Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2nd. Ed. 1992 (firstEd. 1988).

Page: pp. 175-176 (Line 240)

Abbrev: Ashley (1998)

Title: British Kings and Queens

Author: Ashley, Mike

Publication: New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1998.

Page: p. 737

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Harold Valdarsson (568-) [Pedigree]

Son of Valdar Hroarsson (547-) and Hildis Princess of Vandals (-572)

   b. c. 568, Jutland, Denmark

Children:

  1. Hafldan Haroldsson King of Sweden (590-) m. Maolda 

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Haraldr Valdarsson, King of Roeskilde1,2

Haraldr Valdarsson, King of Roeskilde||p78.htm#i10098|Valdar Hroarsson, King of Roeskilde||p78.htm#i10099|Hildis|b. b 530\nd. c 572|p293.htm#i10100|Hroar H., King of Roeskilde||p78.htm#i10102|Ogne of Northumbria||p78.htm#i10103|Hilderic, King of the Vandals|b. c 500\nd. 530|p291.htm#i10101|Amalafrida|b. b 496|p83.htm#i10654|

Father Valdar Hroarsson, King of Roeskilde

Mother Hildis3 b. before 530, d. circa 572

    Haraldr Valdarsson, King of Roeskilde was the son of Valdar Hroarsson, King of Roeskilde and Hildis.3

Family

Child

   * Hálfdan Snälle Haraldsson, King of Roeskilde+ 1

Citations

  1. [S204] Roderick W. Stuart, RfC, 240-46.
  2. [S278] DfAdam, online unknown url, The Line of Skjöld, King of Danes, 71.
  3. [S204] Roderick W. Stuart, RfC, 240-47.

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    Harald the Old (6th century, 7th century) only appears by name in Hversu Noregr byggdist, but his father, sons and their descendants played a central role in the politics of Scandinavian legends.
    Hversu Noregr byggdist informs that he was the son of Valdar, the son of Hróarr (i.e. king Hroðgar of Beowulf), and the father of Halfdan the Valiant and the grandfather of Ivar Vidfamne.
    The Skjöldunga saga tells that the same Valdar (i.e. Harald's father) disputed that Rörek, the cousin of Hróarr (Hroðgar) succeeded Hrólfr Kraki (Hroðulf) as the king of the Daner. After the war, Rörek took Zealand, while Valdar took Scania. If based on the same tradition as Hversu Noregr byggdist, Valdar had the right to claim the throne being the son of the former king Hróarr (Hroðgar).
    In his Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson wrote that Halfdan the Valiant (i.e. Harald the Old's son) was the father of Ivar Vidfamne. He had a brother who was king Guðröðr of Scania. Guðröðr married Åsa, the daughter of the Swedish king Ingjald Ill-ruler and she made Guðröðr murder Halfdan. Later, she was the cause behind Guðröðr's death as well, and had to escape back to her father. People afterwards called her Åsa Ill-ruler like her father Ingjald.

Halfdan's son Ivar Vidfamne mustered a large army and besieged Ingjald and his daughter at Ræning, whereupon the two committed suicide by burning themselves to death inside the hall.

    Whereas Hversu and Ynglinga saga don't inform about Halfdan's mother (i.e. who presumably was Harald's wife), Hervarar saga provides the information that she was Hild, the daughter of the Gothic king Heiðrekr Ulfhamr, the son of Angantyr who defeated the Huns.

It then tells that Halfdan had the son Ivar Vidfamne, who attacked Ingjald Ill-ruler, which led to Ingjald's suicide by burning down his own hall at Ræning together with all his retinue. After this, Ivar Vidfamne conquered Sweden.

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  • Harald Valdarsson

born Abt 0568 Of Jutland, Denmark

father:

  • Valdar Hroarsson

born Abt 0547 Denmark

mother:

  • wife of Valdar Hroarsson

born Abt 0549 Denmark

married Abt 0567 Of, Jutland, Denmark

(end of information)


spouse:

  • Hildur "Hildis" "Hervor" Heidreksdatter

born Abt 0572 Of Jutland, Denmark

married Abt 0589 Of, Jutland, Denmark

children:

  • Halfdan Haraldsson King in Sweden

born Abt 0590 Of Jutland, Denmark died Abt 0650

Gudrud (Gudrod) Haraldsson born Abt 0592 Of Jutland, Denmark

ttp://www.mathematical.com/valdarssonharald568.html -------------------- Harald the Old (6th century, 7th century) only appears by name in Hversu Noregr byggdist, but his father, sons and their descendants played a central role in the politics of Scandinavian legends.

The Skjöldunga saga tells that the same Valdar (i.e. Harald's father) disputed that Rörek, the cousin of Hróarr (Hroðgar) succeeded Hrólfr Kraki (Hroðulf) as the king of the Daner. After the war, Rörek took Zealand, while Valdar took Scania. If based on the same tradition as Hversu Noregr byggdist, Valdar had the right to claim the throne being the son of the former king Hróarr (Hroðgar).

In his Ynglinga saga, Snorri Sturluson wrote that Halfdan the Valiant (i.e. Harald the Old's son) was the father of Ivar Vidfamne. He had a brother who was king Guðröðr of Scania. Guðröðr married Åsa, the daughter of the Swedish king Ingjald Ill-ruler and she made Guðröðr murder Halfdan. Later, she was the cause behind Guðröðr's death as well, and had to escape back to her father. People afterwards called her Åsa Ill-ruler like her father Ingjald.

Halfdan's son Ivar Vidfamne mustered a large army and besieged Ingjald and his daughter at Ræning, whereupon the two committed suicide by burning themselves to death inside the hall.

Whereas Hversu and Ynglinga saga don't inform about Halfdan's mother (i.e. who presumably was Harald's wife), Hervarar saga provides the information that she was Hild, the daughter of the Gothic king Heiðrekr Ulfhamr, the son of Angantyr who defeated the Huns.

It then tells that Halfdan had the son Ivar Vidfamne, who attacked Ingjald Ill-ruler, which led to Ingjald's suicide by burning down his own hall at Ræning together with all his retinue. After this, Ivar Vidfamne conquered Sweden.

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568
568
Danmark
589
589
Age 21
Jutland, Denmark
590
590
Age 22
Danmark
590
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Danmark
592
592
Age 24
Jutland, Denmark
610
610
Age 42
Danmark
1953
November 10, 1953
Age 42
November 10, 1953
Age 42
November 10, 1953
Age 42
November 10, 1953
Age 42