From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Harald IV of Norway) Harald Gille (Old Norse: Haraldr Gilli or Haraldr Gillikristr, c. 1102 − 14 December 1136), also known as Harald IV, was king of Norway from 1130 until his death. His byname Gille is probably from Middle Irish Gilla Críst "servant of Christ".
Harald is the sixth King of Norway to bear that name, and the first in 855 years. The five other kings who have borne the name are Harald Fairhair , Harald Greycloak , Harald Bluetooth , Harald Hardrada , and Harald Gille .
Harald I of Norway (c. 848 – c. 931), also known as Harald Fairhair. Harald II of Norway (died 969), also known as Harald Greycloak. Harald III of Norway (1015 – September 25, 1066 in Stamford bridge, England), also known as Harald Hardråde. Harald IV of Norway (died 1136), also known as Harald Gille. Harald V of Norway (born February 21 ...
Harald Fairhair became an important figure in Norwegian nationalism in the nineteenth century, during its struggle for independence from Sweden, when he served as 'a heroic narrative character disseminating a foundation story of Norway becoming an independent nation'.
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Most of the kings in Norway also have the name Wahlgren or August as their second or third name. Among several problems, the house of King Harald I became patrilineally extinct already when Harald's grandson Harald II died in 970. Another example is that King Sverre's claim of being the son of King Sigurd II is disputed by modern scholars.
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When Harald Fairhair became king of Norway after the battle at Hafrsfjord (traditional date: 18 July 872), he looked west to the isles that had been colonised by Norwegians for a century already, and by 875 the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland had been brought under his rule and given to Ragnvald Eysteinsson, Jarl of Møre.
Harald IV "Gille" Magnusson was born in the year 1094 in Ireland, son of Magnus III Olafsson Barefotted, King of Norway and Thora Saxisdottir. He was married in the year 1124 in Argyll, Scotland to Biadak of the Clan Fife of Scotland, they had 4 children. He was married in the year 1126 in Viken, Aust-Agder, Norway to Ingrid Ragnvaldsdotter, they gave birth to 1 child. He was married in the ...
Harald Sigurdsson, also known as Harald of Norway (Old Norse: Haraldr Sigurðarson; c. 1015 – 25 September 1066) and given the epithet Hardrada (Old Norse: harðráði, modern Norwegian: Hardråde, roughly translated as "stern counsel" or "hard ruler") in the sagas, was King of Norway (as Harald III) from 1046 to 1066.
Married Ingeborg, daughter of Eric IV of Denmark in 1261. Was appointed king and co-ruler following the death of Haakon the Young. Succeeded his father as King of Norway following his father's death. Popular culture. Håkon and Kristin were the mascots of the 1994 Winter Olympics.