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  • ID: I02255
  • Name: Ragnar "Lodbrok" Sigurdsson King of DENMARK 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Ragnar /Sigurdsson/
  • Birth: 760 in Uppsala, Sweden
  • Death: 845 in Northumbria, England
  • Note:
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    Information copied from Wayne Iverson, World Connect db=wiversrm, rootsweb.com
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    He was a semi-legendary King.

    He is said to possibly be the Ragnar who entered the Seine in 845 with 120 ships. Charles the Bald deployed his army on both sides of the river and Ragnar attacked and routed the smaller contingent and hung 111 prisoners on an island in full viewof the other Frankish force who offered no more resistance. Ragnar sailed into Paris and sacked it on Easter Sunday. Charles the Bald paid him 7000 pounds of silver to depart in peace and thus gained six years free of invasion.

    Another story says in his old age he became jealous of his son's reknown as vikings and raided Northumberland and was captured by King Ella who threw him in a snake pit. As he was being bitten he sang his death song starting each stanza with "Downwe hewed them with our swords" and in his dying breath prophesized, "How piglets would grunt if they know the plight of the boar!"

    His sons did avenge his death by capturing King Ella, carved a "blood eagle" on his back, hacked out his ribs and pulled his lungs out spreading them across his back like wings.

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    The following is excerpted from a post to SGM, 22 Sep 2000, by Brynjulf Langballe:

    Yes, Bj°rn Ironside certainly played an important role in France. His father Ragnar Lodbrok can be identified in contemporary Frankish annals with his nickname Lodbrok translated to Hoseri (in German language Hosen), meaning fur or leather breeches. Variations are Ogier and Oschery. He operated from the Seine to the border of Spain from 840 to 851. He conquered Aquitania from the Franks, and he used Bordeaux as his stronghold for years. This conquer, one out of more, included Poitou, which in the sagas is called Peita. Saxo is saying PetiŠ and that Ragnar conquered PetiŠ. this is confirmed in annals. This is the district in the Loire area. In Western Europe his sons are more reported. Ragnar Lodbrok himself were operating more in East Europe.




    Father: Sigurd "The Ring" Randversson King of SWEDEN b: ABT 730 in Sweden
    Mother: Alfhild GANDOLFSDOTTIR b: ABT 735 in of Vingulmork, Norway

    Marriage 1 Aslaug SIGURDSDOTTIR b: 760 in Denmark
    • Married: ABT 775 in 1st wife
    Children
    1. Has Children Sigurd "Snake Eye" Ragnarsson King of DENMARK b: ABT 776 in Jutland, Denmark
    2. Has Children Bjorn "Ironside" RAGNARSSON b: ABT 780 in Sweden

    Marriage 2 Thora HERRAUDSDOTTIR b: ABT 765 in Upsalla, Sweden
    • Married: BEF 795 in 2nd wife
    Children
    1. Has Children Alaf (Alof) RAGNARSDOTTIR b: ABT 795 in Uppsala, Sweden
    2. Has Children Erik RAGNARSSON , King of Sweden b: ABT 800 in Uppsala, Sweden

    Marriage 3 Kraka b: ABT 800 in Denmark
    • Married: BEF 825 in 3rd wife
    Children
    1. Has Children Ivar "The Boneless" King of DUBLIN b: ABT 825 in Northumbria, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968
      Page: 103
    2. Title: Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev, by Rupert Alen & Anna Dahlquist, 1997, King's River Publ.
      Page: 76-7
    3. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Brynjulf Langballe, 21 Sep 2000
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