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Nicknames: "Ragnvald", "Rognvald 'the Wise' Olafsson", "Rögnvaldr "Higher-than-the Hills"", "'the Mountain-High'", "Heiðumhæri"
Birthplace: Vestfold, Norway
Death: Died in Vestfold, Norway
Occupation: Småkonge eller høvding i Vestfold, Konge, Kung i Vestfold, King at Vestfold, Norway., Småkonge i Vestfold, of Agder, Norge, King, Legendary Norwegian king, Principe en Vestfold, King of Vestfold
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About Ragnvald "Heidumhære" Óláfsson, King of Vestfold

SHORT SUMMARY:

Ragnvald Heidumhære, well documented historical figure of Norway; commissioner of the poem "Ynglingatal". His ancestry is described in Snorre.

COMMON OPINION ON GENI TREES:

- Wife: Thora Sigurdsdotter, or unknown. No documentation known.

- Daughter: Asdis (Ascrida), wife of Eystein Glumra. No documentation known.

(Documentation: any published document apart from genealogical speculative ancestries.)

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Alternate birthdates: 800, 801 and 816

Ragnvald Heidumhære (Olavsson) (Rögnvaldur heiðumhæra) ca ?-850, PAM

(In English: Rognvald the "Mountain-high", or rather the "highly honoured")

Son of Olaf [NOT Gudrød] Geirstadalv

http://lind.no/nor/index.asp?lang=gb&emne=nor&person=Ragnvald%20Heidumh%E6re%20%28Olavsson%29

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnvald_Heidumh%C3%A6re

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnvald_the_Mountain-High

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ragnvald (or Rognvald) "the Mountain-High" Olafsson was a petty king of Vestfold in what is today Norway. He was the son of Olaf Geirstad-Alf, a cousin of Harald Fairhair and the father of Aseda (or Ascrida) Rognvaldsdatter, who married Eystein Ivarsson.

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Ragnvald Heidumhære (norrønt Heiðumhæri = høyt æret eller hedret [1]) var en norsk småkonge eller høvding i Vestfold på slutten av 800-tallet. Han var sønn av Olav Geirstadalv Gudrødsson som var bror av Halvdan Svarte. Ragnvald var således en fetter av Harald Hårfagre. Ragnvald var muligens far til en datter som ble gift med Øystein Glumra, far til Ragnvald Mørejarl, som skar håret til Harald Hårfagre «da hadde han lagt hele landet under seg».

Ragnvalds bidrag for etterslekten var at han ba Harald Hårfagres skald Tjodolv den kvinværske om å dikte et storslått dikt om hans ætt. Dette diktet er kjent som Ynglingatal og som ikke bare er det eldste, men også et av de mest berømte av de fornnorrøne kvadene. Diktet lister opp 30 av de delvis mytiske og delvis historiske svenske fornalderkongene og ender med Ragnvald Heidumhære. Her nevnes Ragnvald som «Vognstyreren», og vogner hadde en kultisk funksjon i den norrøne religionen, og kan være en antydning på at Ragnvald fungerte som en gode (prest) i Vestfold. Diktstrofen gir ellers liten informasjon om høvdingen, annet enn at han var høyt respektert:

   Av kjennenavn
   som konger har.
   Vet jeg det beste
   under himmelen blå:

   Ragnvald
   vognstyreren,
   Heidumhår
   heter han.

[1] Jfr. kommentar i den norske Snorre-utgaven 1979, side 3. Forklaring «Mountain-High» på engelske Wikipedia er således feil.

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Ragnvald var far til den såkalte "Ascrida", trolig Astrid, som var gift med Øystein Glumra, og ble mor til Rangvald Mørejarl.

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http://library.gramps-project.org/users/tpf/I1336.html

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~pmcbride/rfc/gw123.htm

http://www.smokykin.com/ged/f002/f50/a0025009.htm

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Rögnvaldr Heidum Hæri Óláfsson, King of Vestfold1,2

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Father Óláfr Geirstad-Alf Gudrødsson, King of Vestfold3

    Rögnvaldr Heidum Hæri Óláfsson, King of Vestfold was the son of Óláfr Geirstad-Alf Gudrødsson, King of Vestfold.3 King at Vestfold, Norway.3 Rögnvaldr Heidum Hæri Óláfsson, King of Vestfold succeeded his father to the kingdom of Vestfold.3 Rögnvaldr Heidum Hæri Óláfsson, King of Vestfold also went by the name of Ragnvald "Mountain-High" of Vestfold. He married Thóra Sigurdsdóttir, daughter of Sigurdr orms-í-auga, King of the Danes; 10th cousins.4 Rögnvaldr Heidum Hæri Óláfsson, King of Vestfold died. Thjodolf of Hvina composed for him the "Ynglinga-tal", in which he says: --

"Under the heaven's blue dome, a name

I never knew more true to fame

Than Rognvald bore; whose skilful hand

Could tame the scorners of the land, --

Rognvald, who knew so well to guide

The wild sea-horses through the tide:

The "Mountain-high" was the proud name

By which the king was known to fame."3

Family

Thóra Sigurdsdóttir

Child

   * Aseda Rögnvaldsdóttir+ 

Citations

  1. [S204] Roderick W. Stuart, RfC, 166-38.
  2. [S278] DfAdam, online unknown url, The Line of Eystein Adilsson, 81.
  3. [S449] Circa 1225 A.D. Snorri Sturluson, Chronicle of the Kings of Norway, The Ynglinga Saga.
  4. [S278] DfAdam, online unknown url, The Line of Skjöld, King of Danes, 78.

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Ragnvald (or Rognvald) "the Mountain-High" Olafsson was a petty king of Vestfold in what is today Norway. He was the son of Olaf Geirstad-Alf, a cousin of Harald Fairhair and the father of Aseda (or Ascrida) Rognvaldsdatter, who married Eystein Ivarsson.

His greatest contribution to posterity was that he asked the skald Þjóðólfr of Hvinir to compose a poem about his ancestry. This poem is known as Ynglingatal and is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the most famous and debated of the Old Norse poems.

Þjóðólfr ended the poem with these lines:

Under the heaven's blue dome, a name

I never knew more true to fame

Than Rognvald bore; whose skilful hand

Could tame the scorners of the land, --

Rognvald, who knew so well to guide

The wild sea-horses through the tide:

The "Mountain-high" was the proud name

By which the king was known to fame.

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Mountain High of Vestfold. Last name also seen as, 'Gudrodsson'. Also, of Jutland, Denmark. -------------------- Title: The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968

  1. Note: Page: 6

-------------------- Rögnvaldr Heidum Hæri Óláfsson, King of Vestfold, succeeded his father to the kingdom of Vestfold.

He also went by the name of Ragnvald "Mountain-High" of Vestfold.

He married Thóra Sigurdsdóttir, daughter of Sigurdr orms-í-auga, King of the Danes; they were 10th cousins.

Thjodolf of Hvina composed for him the "Ynglinga-tal", in which he says: --

"Under the heaven's blue dome, a name

I never knew more true to fame

Than Rognvald bore; whose skilful hand

Could tame the scorners of the land, --

Rognvald, who knew so well to guide

The wild sea-horses through the tide:

The "Mountain-high" was the proud name

By which the king was known to fame."

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p278.htm#i9457 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- Ragnvald (or Rognvald) "the Mountain-High" Olafsson was a petty king of Vestfold in what is today Norway. He was the son of Olaf Geirstad-Alf, a cousin of Harald Fairhair and the father of Åsa Ragnvaldsdatter (Aseda Rognvaldsdatter), who married Eystein Ivarsson.

His greatest contribution to posterity was that he asked the skald Þjóðólfr of Hvinir to compose a poem about his ancestry. This poem is known as Ynglingatal and is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the most famous and debated of the Old Norse poems.

Þjóðólfr ended the poem with these lines:

   Under the heaven's blue dome, a name
   I never knew more true to fame
   Than Rognvald bore; whose skilful hand
   Could tame the scorners of the land, --
   Rognvald, who knew so well to guide
   The wild sea-horses through the tide:
   The "Mountain-high" was the proud name
   By which the king was known to fame. 

-------------------- He was expelled to Orkney by his half-brother Hálfdan. Thiodolf wrote the Ynglingatal, the family history, in Rögnvaldr's honour. --------------------

Rognwald of Jutland was born circa 790 at Jutland, Norway. He died in 850.

-------------------- Ragnvald the Mountain-HighFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search

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Ragnvald (or Rognvald) "the Mountain-High" Olafsson was a petty king of Vestfold in what is today Norway. He was the son of Olaf Geirstad-Alf, a cousin of Harald Fairhair and the father of Åsa Ragnvaldsdatter (Aseda Rognvaldsdatter), who married Eystein Ivarsson.

His greatest contribution to posterity was that he asked the skald Þjóðólfr of Hvinir to compose a poem about his ancestry. This poem is known as Ynglingatal and is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the most famous and debated of the Old Norse poems.

Þjóðólfr ended the poem with these lines:

Under the heaven's blue dome, a name I never knew more true to fame Than Rognvald bore; whose skilful hand Could tame the scorners of the land, -- Rognvald, who knew so well to guide The wild sea-horses through the tide: The "Mountain-high" was the proud name By which the king was known to fame.

-------------------- Ragnvald the Mountain-High From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search

Ragnvald the Mountain-High was a petty king of Vestfold in what is today Norway. He was the son of Olaf Geirstad-Alf and the cousin of Harald Fairhair.

His greatest contribution to posterity was that he asked the skald Þjóðólfr of Hvinir to compose a poem about his ancestry. This poem is known as Ynglingatal and is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the most famous and debated of the Old Norse poems.

Þjóðólfr ended the poem with these lines:

Under the heaven's blue dome, a name I never knew more true to fame Than Rognvald bore; whose skilful hand Could tame the scorners of the land, -- Rognvald, who knew so well to guide The wild sea-horses through the tide: The "Mountain-high" was the proud name By which the king was known to fame. -------------------- Ragnvald Heidumhære (norrønt Heiðumhæri = høyt æret eller hedret ). Ragnvald var muligens far til en datter som ble gift med Øystein Glumra, far til Ragnvald Mørejarl, som skar håret til Harald Hårfagre «da hadde han lagt hele landet under seg» . -------------------- Expelled to Orkney.

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Ragnvald "Heidumhære" Óláfsson, King of Vestfold's Timeline

812
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Norway
816
816
Vestfold, Norway
830
830
Age 14
Vestfold, Norway
850
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Age 34
Vestfold, Norway
850
Age 34
Vestfold, Norway
1939
May 31, 1939
Age 34
May 31, 1939
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May 31, 1939
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December 22, 1939
Age 34
December 22, 1939
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