Ivar Halfdansson, Opplendingejarl

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Ivar Halfdansson, Opplendingejarl

Also Known As: "eystein the fart"
Birthplace: Oppland, Norway
Death: Died in Vestfold, Norway
Immediate Family:

Son of Halfdan "Gamle" Sveidasson and N.N.
Husband of Gundella? Eysteinsdatter
Father of Eystein Ivarsson «the Noisy» Glumra and Arailt Ivarsson
Brother of Sigurd Halfdansson and Olaf Halfdansson

Occupation: Earl of Norway, Jarl of Uplanders of Norway, 1 {ЄОт } 'below', Viking, Jarl, Opplendingejarl, King
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About Ivar Halfdansson, Opplendingejarl

Ivar Halfdansson Opplendingejarl.

This Ivar is son of Halvdan Sveidasson. He is NOT the son of Harald Eivindsson or Halvdan Eysteinsson.

  • Father: Halvdan Sveidasson (according to Orkney Saga)
  • Mother: Unknown
  • Spouse: First name unknown, said to be a daughter of Eystein
  • Documented child: Eystein Ivarsson "Glumra", father of Ragnvald Eysteinsson Mørejarl

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Halfdan the Old of Gór's lineage

The Orkneying saga does not speak at all of Nór's descendants, but introduces instead a figure named Halfdan the Old as the son of Sveidi (Sveiði) the Sea-king, who is called Svadi (Svaði) in the Ættartolur. Sveidi/Svadi in both texts was son of Heiti, son of Gór who was Nór's brother.

This second Halfdan the Old is father of Jarl Ívar of the Uplands who married a daughter of a certain Eistein and so became father of Eystein the Clatterer (Eysteinn Glumra) who was father of Jarl Rögnvald of Møre and of Rögnvald's brother Sigurd, and also of two daughters: Svanhild who was one of King Harald Fairhair's wives and another daughter named Malahule. According to various sources, Jarl Rögnvald had three illegitimate sons: Hallad (Hallaðr), Hrollaug (Hrollaugr), and Torf-Einarr. Later, by his wife Ragnhild (Ragnhildr) daughter of Hrólf Nose (Hrólf Nefja), Rögnvald was father of three legitimate sons: Hrólf, Ívar, and Thórir (Þórir) the Silent. Hrólf, also called Ganger-Hrólf (Gǫngu-Hrólfr 'Hrólf the walker'), Icelandic/Norwegian historians identify him as the Rollo who conquered Neustria which was then renamed as Normandy, but that identification seems very doubtful. Thórir inherited his father's lands. The first four Jarls of Orkney were successively Rögnvald's brother Sigurd, Sigurd's son Guthorm (Guttormr), Rögnvald's son Hallad, and Rögnvald's son Turf-Einar. From Turf-Einar the later Jarls descended. Hrollaug and his wife and sons settled in Iceland.

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Ivar Halfdansson, Opplendingejarl's Timeline

Oppland, Norway
Age 20
beginning of Norse settlement in the Orkneys and the Faroes
Age 44
Vestfold, Norway
Age 44
Mære, Steinkjer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
Jarl of Opland