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ROGNVALD I EYSTEINSSON 'The Wise' - Earl of More and Romsdal

BIRTH: Abt 830 - Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
DEATH: 894 - Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland
FATHER: Eystein Glumrw IVARSSON, Jarl of Oppland
MOTHER: Ascrida ROGNVALDSSON, Countess of Oppland

FIRST MARRIAGE: 845 - Ragnhild 'Hilda' HROLFSDATTER - Countess of More, in
Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
BIRTH: 824 - Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway


1. Rollo (Robert) Hrolf ROGNVALDSSON - Abt 846 - Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
DEATH: 932 - Notre Dame, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France
BURIAL: Notre Dame, Rouen, Sein-Maritime, Normandy, France

2. Thorir ROGNVALDSSON - 847 - Mor Og Romsdal, Norway
DEATH: 25 Jan 916

3. Ivar ROGNVALDSSON - 848 - Mor Og Romsdal, Norway
DEATH: 870

4. Hallad ROGNVALDSSON - Earl of Orkney - 850 - Mor Og Romsdal, Norway

5. Turf Einar I ROGNVALDSSON - Earl of Orkney - 852 - Mor Og Romsdal, Norway
DEATH: 910 - Orkney Islands, Scotland

6. Hrollaug ROGNVALDSSON - 854 - Mor Og Romsdal, Norway

7. Thordio ROGNVALDSDATTER - 856 - Mor Og Romsdal, Norway

SECOND MARRIAGE: 877 - Groa TRONDHEIM - Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
BIRTH: 855 - Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway


Rognvald was the Jarl of More (also spelled Moer & Maer) in the northwest coast
of Norway, approximately of the Norwegian county today known as Møre og Romsdal.
He had his name changed to Reginald. He was the Jarl of Orkney and Shetland.
He supported King Harold Fairhair in his attempt to unify Norway.

Legend says he was the one who cut the hair of king Harald Harfagre (Haraldr hinn hárfagri)
after he became king over all of Norway.

Earl Ragnvald would be a direct ancestor of Thorfinn Sigurdsson, William the Conqueror,
Edward III of England, James I of England, and Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
He is therefore an ancestor of most of the royal families of Europe.

SOURCES: A. Roots 121E, 243A; Norr; RC 166, 295;
History of the Vikings; Russell; Pfafman; Kraentzler 1453, 1593;
Falaise Roll, page 80; Norr, p 59.

Rognvald Eysteinsson -