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  • ID: I08989
  • Name: *Halfdan "The Mild" Eysteinsson
  • Sex: M
  • Name: *Halfdan "The Meek" Eysteinsson
  • Birth: ABT 768 in Holtum, Vestfold, Norway
  • Death: AFT 814 in Borre, Vestfold, Norway
  • Occupation: King of Vestfold and Romerike 1
  • Note:
    Halfdan the Mild (Old Norse: Hálfdan hinn mildi) was the son of king Eyste in Halfdansson, of the House of Yngling and he succeeded his father as kin g, according to Heimskringla. He was king of Romerike and Vestfold.

    He was said to be generous in gold but to starve his men with food. He w as a great warrior who often pillaged and gathered great booty.

    His wife was Liv, the daughter of king Dag of Vestmar. Halfdan the Mild di ed of illness in his bed.
    He was succeeded by his son, Gudrød the Hunter.

    According to the historian Halvdan Koht, Halfdan may have been the o ne to win independence for Vestfold during the turbulent years of 813-1 4. The Frankish annals state that the kings of Hedeby had to solve an upri sing in Vestfold at this time. According to Ynglingatal, Halfdan´s peop le "gained victory" in this uprising, and Halfdan is thus the first indepe ndent ruler of Vestfold.

    Father: *Eysteinn "The Swift" Halfdansson b: ABT 736 in Vestfold, Norway
    Mother: *Hildi Eiriksdatter b: ABT 740 in Vestfold, Norway

    Marriage 1 *Liv Dagsdotter b: ABT 772 in Vestmar, Grenland, Norway
    • Married: ABT 788 in Vestfold, Norway
    1. Has Children *Gudrød "The Hunter" Halfdansson b: in Holtum, Vestfold, Norway

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