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Steigar-Þórir Þórðarson — SteigÞII

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Vol. 2, 391-2 —  — ed. Kari Ellen Gade

Poetry

Biography

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Biography of) Steigar-Þórir Þórðarson’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 391-2.

Steigar-Þórir Þórðarson (Þórir of Steig; SteigÞ) was a powerful Norw. district chieftain who had been a retainer of Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson. He was the foster-father of King Hákon Magnússon, the cousin of King Magnús berfœttr Óláfsson. Upon Hákon’s death in 1094, Þórir joined an uprising against Magnús and tried to install a Dan. pretender, Sveinn Haraldsson, on the Norw. throne. He was captured by Magnús in 1094 and subsequently hanged. See Genealogy IV in ÍF 28.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  3. Internal references
  4. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Biography of) Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 35-56.
  5. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Biography of) Magnús berfœttr Óláfsson’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 385-90.

other information

Steigar-Þórir Þórðarson (SteigÞ)

12th century

Skj AI, 434; BI, 403

volume 2

main editor: Kari Ellen Gade

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