Sigurd I Eysteinsson, Jarl of Orkney

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Sigurd I Eysteinsson, Jarl of Orkney

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Vestfold or Sunnmøre, Norway
Death: Died in Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Place of Burial: Ekkialsbakki, Sydero, Dornoch Firth
Immediate Family:

Son of Eystein Ivarsson «the Noisy» Glumra; Eystein Glumra Ivarsson; Ásdís (Ascrida) Ragnvaldsdóttir and Ascrida Ragnvaldsdottir
Husband of Grelaud of Caithness
Father of Guttorm Sigurdsson Orkneyjarl
Brother of Ragnvald Eysteinsson, Mørejarl; Malahulc / Haldrick Eysteinsson; Svanhild (Svanhildi) Eysteinsdotter and Queen Svanhild eysteinsdatter

Occupation: Jarl of Orkney, Jarl av Orkenøyene, Jarl des îles Orcades et de Shetland
Managed by: Andrew Dean Kemp
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About Sigurd I Eysteinsson, Jarl of Orkney

Bror til Ragnvald Mørejarl, som ga han jarledømmet på Orkney. Brother of Ragnvald Mørajarl

Oversikt over Orkneyjarlene (Earls of Orkney):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_of_Orkney#Norse_Earls_of_Orkney

Orkneysagaen (Jarlesoga) på norsk (in Norwegian):

http://oaks.nvg.org/orkneyingsoga.html

From The Saga of Harald Hårfagri (Fairhair), Snorri Sturluson:

"In this war fell Ivar, a son of Ragnvald, Earl of More; and King Harald gave Ragnvald, as a compensation for the loss, the Orkney and Shetland isles, when he sailed from the West; but Ragnvald immediately gave both these countries to his brother Sigurd, who remained behind them; and King Harald, before sailing eastward, gave Sigurd the earldom of them. Thorstein the Red, a son of Olaf the White and of Aud the Wealthy, entered into partnership with him; and after plundering in Scotland, they subdued Caithness and Sutherland, as far as Ekkjalsbakke (Kyle of Sutherland). Earl Sigurd killed Melbridge Tooth, a Scotch earl, and hung his head to his stirrup-leather; but the calf of his leg were scratched by the teeth, which were sticking out from the head, and the wound caused inflammation in his leg, of which the earl died, and he was laid in a mound at Ekkjalsbakke. His son Guthorm ruled over these countries for about a year thereafter, and died without children. Many vikings, both Danes and Northmen, set themselves down then in those countries."

Full text, English, norsk:

http://lind.no/nor/splitt.asp?lang=&emne=&person=&list=&vis=s_be_harald_harfagre

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Died of blood poisoning -------------------- AKA Riki the Powerful, Earl of Orkney. Acceded: 875. (Other profiles says he died in 892)

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Sigurd I Eysteinsson, Jarl of Orkney's Timeline

832
832
Vestfold or Sunnmøre, Norway
870
870
Age 38
Norse Orkney
874
874
Age 42
Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland
874
Age 42
Ekkialsbakki, Sydero, Dornoch Firth
875
875
- 892
Age 42
Orkney Islands
1937
November 27, 1937
Age 42
November 27, 1937
Age 42
November 27, 1937
Age 42
November 27, 1937
Age 42
1938
January 20, 1938
Age 42