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Konge Tryggve Olavsson, i Viken

Lithuanian: Vikeno ir Norvegijos Karalius Tryggvė Olafssonas, i Viken, Danish: Kong Tryggve Olavson, af Viken
Also Known As: "Tryggvi Ólafsson", "Tryggve Olafsson", "Tryggva Olofsson"
Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Ringerike, Buskerud, Norge
Death: 963 (35)
Sotnes, Bohuslän, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Immediate Family:

Son of Olav Haraldsson «Geirstad» Digerbein and N.N.
Husband of Astrid Eiriksdatter
Father of Ingeborg Tryggvesdotter; King of Norway Olav I Tryggvason and Astrid Tryggvesdatter

Occupation: Underkonge i Viken, Konge i Ranrike/Vingulmark, "King of Vikings", Konge
Managed by: Harald Sævold
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About Tryggve Olavsson, Konge av Viken

Tryggve Olavsson (Tryggvi Ólafsson) ca ?-963, PAM

Konge i Ranrike / Vingulmark



Tryggve Olafsson (died 963) (Old Norse: Tryggvi Ólafsson, Norwegian: Tryggve Olavsson) was king of Viken (Vingulmark and Ranrike). He was the son of Olaf Haraldsson, king of Vestfold, and grandson of Harald Fairhair.

According to Heimskringla, Tryggve ravaged in Ireland and Scotland, and performed Viking cruises in the West sea. In 946 king Håkon went north, and set Trygve to defend Viken against enemies. He also gave him all that he could reconquer of land in Denmark, which the summer before, king Håkon had subjected to payment of taxes to Tryggve.

Tryggve was killed by Eirik Bloodaxe's son Harald Greyhide as part of Haralds effort to re-unite all of Norway under his rule.

Tryggve's son, Olaf Tryggvason, later became king of Norway, and his daughter Ingeborg Tryggvasdotter married Ragnvald Ulfsson, the earl of Västergötland and later the ruler of Staraja Ladoga.


ALSO KNOWN AS, Tryggvi Oláfsson, Died no later than 968

Tryggve Olavsson was a Norwegian small king who lived in the 900s. He was the father of Olav Tryggvason. According to Snorre, Tryggve was the descendant of Harald Hårfagre, but this is considered very uncertain.

Until around 1020 there were several "little kings" in Eastern Norway, and in most cases we lack certain knowledge beyond the name itself. Tryggve Olavsson plays a certain role in the king's songs as father of Olav Tryggvason and the generation of Harald Hairfagre.

According to the sagas, Tryggve should have been King of the Gulf and / or Romerike. Older sources such as Ågrip (about 1190) and Historia Norvegiæ (about 1170) make Tryggve an independent king. The late sagas, such as Heimskringla (about 1230) and Fagrskinna (about 1220), allow Tryggve to get the royal title and the kingdom as an extension of Harald Hairfager's son Håkon the good. This will obviously emphasize the rule of law in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. On the other hand, it is unlikely that Hakon the Good had any power in Eastern Norway, as Harald Hårfagre and his descendants had their kingdom in Western Norway. That Hakon the good gave Tryggve a kingdom in Eastern Norway is therefore probably a construction of the 1200's saga writers.

Tryggve has been lured in a trap by Eirik's sons, sons of Eirik Blodøks. Eirik's sons felt like they wanted Trygve on the Viking trip, but hugged him down when he met up. His wife Astrid gave birth to his son Olav Tryggvason shortly after.

Tryggve Olavsson (born between 925-935, dead 963 in Alvheim / Båhuslen) was the son of Olav Geirstadalv Haraldsson, who was one of the sons of Harald Hårfagre. When his father was killed by Eirik Blodøks in 934, he fled to the Oppland.

After Harald Hårfagre's death in the 940s, it was thought that the eldest son, Eirik Blodøks, had to have half of the royal income across the country as a superior. Hakon was another of Harald Hairfager's sons. He had been raised at King Adalstein of England and now returned to Norway and joined a union with Sigurd Ladejarl in Trøndelag. They waited for a settlement with Eirik, but he did not turn out. He left the country and never returned.

Håkon Haraldsson "Adelsteinsfostre" was now the only-one or at least the acclaimed king, but he hardly ever got the power his father had. His real kingdom was the coastal land from Møre to Agder. In Trøndelag he was probably acknowledged as chief lord, but first and foremost prevailed Earl Sigurd. He had no real influence on the Oppland countries. In the Gulf he made the sons of sons Tryggve Olavsson and Gudrød Bjørnssson sit with the board. The men needed local authority here, the Danes had old demands on the Viken, and recently Denmark was once again united under one king, which soon could begin to show teeth. But for the time being, Håkon and Tryggve were able to assert their dominion to Götaelven.

Rather, Ola is away from the evil queen Gunnhild and her men, like a Herod after the child to kill it. Finally, Astrid sought East in Gardarike, where she had an uncle. But on the road, the ship was taken by Vikings, and the whole sequel was sold as trolls. Olav ended up in Estonia, where he was first recognized and purchased free of charge many years later. The youth he now spent at Vladimir in Novgorod until he became old enough to get a ship and crew and go to the Viking.

Much of this may be correct. The Baltic Sea became at least Olavs first space, after scallop to judge. It may be that he has been in vendical service for some time. According to the sagas, he married a lighthouse daughter there, and it was only when she died he left west and joined the Vikings who ravaged in England and Ireland.

This is where we first meet him on a safe historical basis. In 991, the Anglo-Saxon annals tell, Olav appeared outside the Thames as a legend for a very Viking fleet. The Vikings attacked first at Folkestone, since they ravaged north along the coast, via Sandwish and Ipswich. An Anglo-Saxon Earl in East Anglia tried to stop them at Maldon, but the Vikings triumphed, and the earl fell. He was since the hero in a famous memory of the battle. The king saw no way other than resorting to the old method: buy the Vikings against cash - 10,000 pounds of silver.

From Snorri Sturlason: Håkon Earl's story:

"4. It was an autumn Håkon Earl went to the Oppland. When he came down to Hedmark, King Trygve Olavson and King Gudrød Bjørnson came and met him. Dale-Gudbrand also came. They sat together and sat long and talked together in a single room, but it turned out they were all friends. Then they separated, each went home to his kingdom. This allowed Gunnhild and her sons to act, and they suspected that there might be thought of landslides against the kings (Gunnhild's sons). They often talked about this with each other.

King Gudrød sailed the shipwreck east to the Gulf and looked east over the fold. There he sent to King Trygve to come and meet him, so they should go to Austerveg both to swear in summer. King Trygve would like to take part in this. He had heard that Gudrød had few people, King Trygve came to him with only one shuttle. They met east of Sotenes ved Vegger (in Båhuslen). But when they went to talk to each other, Gudrød's men ran and killed King Trygve and twelve men. He is where there is now Trygve-røyr (on Tryggøya). "1)

1). Snorre Sturlason: Olav Trygveson's saga. Snorre Sturlason: Håkon Earl's story, section 4. Cappelen's Norway History: Bind 2, page 101f, 107, 215. C.M. Munthe: Norwegian Badges, NST Bind I (1928), page 341. Mogens Bugge: Our ancestors, No. 708. Bent and Vidar Billing Hansen: The ancestors of Rosenverdslekt, page 77, 93.


Tryggve Olavsson, King in Vigen and Romerike

M, #42880, d. 968

Last Edited=9 Aug 2004

Tryggve Olavsson, King in Vigen and Romerike was the son of Olav, King in Vigen. He died in 968, murdered.

Tryggve Olavsson, King in Vigen and Romerike gained the title of King in Vigen and Romerike.

Child of Tryggve Olavsson, King in Vigen and Romerike and Astrid (?)

-1. Olav Tryggvesson, King of Norway b. 968, d. 999



Snorre Sturlasson: Olav Trygvesson's saga. Snorre Sturlasson: The story of Håkon Earl, Section 4. Cappelen's History of Norway: Bind 2, page 101f, 107, 215. C.M. Munthe: Norwegian Badges, NST Bind I (1928), page 341. Mogens Bugge: Our ancestors, No. 708. Bent and Vidar Billing Hansen: The ancestors of Rosenverdslekt, page 77, 93.

Stamkonung i Viken, dog 965.

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Tryggve Olavsson, Konge av Viken's Timeline

Ringerike, Buskerud, Norge
Age 22
Age 35
Ringerike, Buskerud, Norway
Age 35
Rogaland, Norway
Age 35
Bohuslän, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Age 35