Name: *Rognvald I "The Wise" Eysteinsson
Birth: ABT 830 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway 1
Death: BET 890 AND 894 in Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Occupation: Earl of Sunnmøre, Nordmøre and Romsdal 1
Ragnvald was well-known historically as the founder of Normandy.
Earl of Sunnmøre, Nordmøre and Romsdal, was born in Maer Nord-Trøndelag, N orway and died at the Orkney Islands.
He was son of Eystein Glumra the Noisy, Earl of Oppland, and grandson of H alfdan the Old.
His second wife was Ragnhild Ragnhild Hrolfsdottir (Raghldr (Hldr) Hrolfsd óttir) daughter of Hrolfr Nefjaa. Ragnvald was the father of Hrolf Gange r, the founder of Normandy. He was also the father of Turf-Einar, the ance stor of the jarls of Orkney.
He was the direct ancestor to William I of England, Edward III of Englan d, James I of England, and, therefore, Elizabeth II of the United Kingd om of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He is therefore the ancest or of most of the royal families of Europe.
In the Heimskringla, Rognvald is Earl of Møre. He accompanies Harald Fairh air on his great expeditions to the west, to Ireland and to Scotland. Her e, Rognvald's son Ivarr is killed. In compensation King Harald grants Rogn vald the Orkneys and Shetlands. Rognvald himself returns to Norway, givi ng the northern isles to his brother Sigurd Eysteinsson.
The Heimskringla recounts other tales of Rognvald. It tells how he caus es Harald Finehair to be given his byname Fairhair by cutting and dressi ng his hair, which had been uncut for ten years on account of Harald's v ow never to cut it until he was ruler of all Norway, and it makes him t he father of Ganger-Hrólf, identified by saga writers with the Rollo (Hról fr), ancestor of the Dukes of Normandy, who was established as Count of Ro uen by King Charles the Simple in 931.
Earl Rognvald is killed by Harald's son Halfdan Hålegg. Rognvald's dea th is avenged by his son, Earl Turf-Einar, from whom later Orkney earls cl aimed descent, who kills Halfdan on North Ronaldsay.
The oldest account of the Rognvald and the earldom of Orkney is that fou nd in the Fragmentary Annals of Ireland. The annals survive only in incomp lete copies made by Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh in the 17th century, but t he original annals are believed to date from the lifetime of Donnchad m ac Gilla Patraic (died 1039). The annals are known to have had been influe ntial in later writings on Iceland.
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Father: *Eystein "Glumra" Ivarsson b: ABT 788 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway
Mother: *Ascrida "Aseda" Rognvaldsdatter b: ABT 804 in Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
*Ragnhild "Hilda" Hrolfsdatter b: ABT 848 in Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland
in Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
- Hallad Rognvaldsson b: in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway
- *Einar "Turf" Rognvaldsson b: ABT 852 in Maer, More Og Romsdal, Norway
- Ivar Rognvaldsson b: ABT 868 in Maer, More Og Romsdal, Norway
- *Thorir "The Silent" Rognvaldsson b: ABT 872 in Maer, Nord Trondelag, Norway
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