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Encyclopedia > Sigurd I of Norway

Sigurd I Magnusson (1089?-1130), nicknamed Sigurd Jorsalfare (Old Norse Sigurðr Jórsalafari, translation: Sigurd the Crusader, literal translation: Sigurd, the one who went to Jerusalem) was king of Norway 1103-1130. Events Northumbria divided by the Normans into the counties of Northumberland, County Durham, Yorkshire, Westmorland and Lancashire August 11, powerful Britain Coronation of Rama Varma Kulasekhara in Kerala Synod of Melfi under Pope Urban II imposes slavery on the wives of priests Palmyra destroyed by earthquake Byzantine conquest of Crete... Events February 13 - Innocent II is elected pope An antipope schism occurs when Roger II of Sicily supports Anacletus II as pope instead of Innocent II. Innocent flees to France and Anacletus crowns Roger King. ... Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ... Jerusalem (; Hebrew: Yerushalayim; Arabic: al-Quds; Greek Ιεροσόλυμα) is an ancient Middle Eastern city on the watershed between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea at an elevation of 650-840 meters. ... This article is a list of rulers of Norway up until the present, including: The Norwegian kingdom (with the Faroe Islands) The Union with Iceland and Greenland (1262-1814) The Norwegian kingdom (with Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands 1262-1814) The Union of Sweden and Norway (1319-1343) The... Events April 27 - Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, goes into exile after falling out with Henry I of England Amadeus III becomes Count of Savoy Bohemund I of Antioch is released from imprisonment among the Turks The Scandinavian city of Lund becomes a see within the Roman Catholic Church Births February... Events February 13 - Innocent II is elected pope An antipope schism occurs when Roger II of Sicily supports Anacletus II as pope instead of Innocent II. Innocent flees to France and Anacletus crowns Roger King. ...


In 1098, he accompanied his father, Magnus, on his expedition to the Orkney Islands and the Western Lands. He was made King of Orkney in that year, following the removal of the incumbent jarl of Orkney. He was also, apparently, made King of Man and the Isles in that year, following the overthrow of their king by Magnus. The Orkneys, Man and the Hebrides were traditionally regarded as fiefs under the Norwegian crown, though their remote location had made them virtually independent. Events First Crusade: end of the siege of Antioch. ... Magnus Barefoot (1073-1103), son of Olaf Kyrre, was king of Norway from 1093 until 1103 and King of the Isle of Man from 1095-1102. ... The Orkney Islands, usually called simply Orkney, are one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. ... The Orkney Islands form one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, and are a Lieutenancy Area. ... Earl of Orkney - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Godfred I mac Fergus lord of the Hebrides (836-853) Sub-Kings under Norse Dublin Kingdom: Caitill Find Tryggvi (870-880) Asbjorn Skerjablesi (880-899) Gibhleachan (921-937) Mac Ragnall (937-942) Magnus I (972-978) Godfred II (978-989) Sub-Kings under Norse Orkney Rule: Harald I (989-999...


It is not known whether he returned with Magnus to Norway after the 1098 expedition, but when in 1102 Magnus returned to the west, he was present in Orkney. A marriage alliance was negotiated between Magnus and Muirchertach Ua Briain, the leading king in Ireland at the time and ruler of Dublin. Sigurd was to marry Muirchertach's daughter. However in 1103 when Magnus was killed in Ulaid, the fourteen year old Sigurd returned to Norway, leaving his child-bride behind. Events Valencia is captured by the Almoravids. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... The Ulaid, also known as the Ulaidh and the Ulad, are a people of Early Ireland who gave their name to the Irish Province of Ulster. ...


When he returned to Norway, he became king together with his brothers Øystein and Olav. Øystein I (1088?-1123) was king of Norway 1103-1123. ... Olav Magnusson (1099-1115) was king of Norway 1103-1115. ...


1107-1110 he left Norway to lead a Norwegian contingent in support of the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. He fought in Lisbon, various Mediterranean islands and Palestine, and visited Sicily, Jerusalem (Jorsalaland) and Constantinople. In 1110 he joined with Baldwin I, King of Jerusalem, to capture the coastal city of Sidon. Sigurd's main contribution in this respect was supplying a large number of horses to the crusader army. From these events he received his nickname Jorsalfar ("Jerusalem-traveller"). Events William Warelwast becomes Bishop of Exeter. ... Events December 4 - First Crusade: The Crusaders conquer Sidon. ... The Crusader states, c. ... Official language Latin, French, Italian, and other western languages; Greek and Arabic also widely spoken Capital Jerusalem, later Acre Constitution Various laws, so-called Assizes of Jerusalem The Kingdom of Jerusalem was a Christian kingdom established in the Levant in 1099 by the First Crusade. ... District or region Lisbon Mayor   - Party Carmona Rodrigues PSD Area 84. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... Map of the British Mandate of Palestine. ... Sicilian redirects here. ... Jerusalem (; Hebrew: Yerushalayim; Arabic: al-Quds; Greek Ιεροσόλυμα) is an ancient Middle Eastern city on the watershed between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea at an elevation of 650-840 meters. ... Constantinople[1] was the name of the modern-day city of Ä°stanbul, Turkey over the centuries that it served as the second capital of the unified Roman Empire, and after its division into East and West, of the Eastern Roman Empire, also known as the Byzantine Empire (from the city... Coronation of Baldwin I. (from: Histoire dOutremer, 13. ... Official language Latin, French, Italian, and other western languages; Greek and Arabic also widely spoken Capital Jerusalem, later Acre Constitution Various laws, so-called Assizes of Jerusalem The Kingdom of Jerusalem was a Christian kingdom established in the Levant in 1099 by the First Crusade. ... Sidon, Zidon or Saida, (Arabic صيدا á¹¢aydā is the third-largest city in Lebanon. ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Tom is short for Thomas). ...


From his death began the civil wars period of Norwegian history that lasted from 1130 to 1240. During this period there were several interlocked conflicts of varying scale and intensity. The background for these conflicts were the unclear Norwegian succession laws, social conditions and struggles between various groups of noblemen fighting for power. There were then two main parties, firstly known by varying names or no names at all, but finally condensed into parties of Bagler and Birkebeiner. The rallying point regularly was a royal son,or a person claimed by his followers to be a royal son, who was set up as the head figure of the party in question, to oppose the ruke of king from the contesting party. In the traditions of succession of the day there was little no difference between a legitimate and an illegitimate son of a king, the competance and popularity of the potencial heir was supposed to be the deciding factor. This laid the ground work for long feuds over who should rule the kingdom of Norway in the 12th century as well as the early 13th century. // Etymology According to traditional Icelandic sagas, the Nor in Norway is from king Nor Thorrasson (See Orkneyinga saga. ... Events February 13 - Innocent II is elected pope An antipope schism occurs when Roger II of Sicily supports Anacletus II as pope instead of Innocent II. Innocent flees to France and Anacletus crowns Roger King. ... Events Batu Khan and the Golden Horde sack the Ruthenian city of Kyiv Births Pope Benedict XI Deaths April 11 - Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, also known as Llywelyn The Great Prince of Gwynedd Monarchs/Presidents Aragon - James I King of Aragon and count of Barcelona (reigned from 1213 to 1276) Castile... Introduction Succession laws are used for determining who will be the next heir to the throne of a kingdom, principality, etc. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ...


Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson wrote an historical drama based on the life of the king, entitled Sigurd Jorsalfare. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson (December 8, 1832–April 26, 1910) was a Norwegian author and Nobel Prize in Literature winner in 1903. ...


Edvard Grieg composed an opera about Sigurd, Sigurd Jorsalfar Edvard Grieg Edvard Hagerup Grieg (June 15, 1843 – September 4, 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist who composed in the romantic period. ...

Preceded by:
Magnus Barefoot
King of Norway
1103–1130
Succeeded by:
Magnus the Blind

Magnus Barefoot (1073-1103), son of Olaf Kyrre, was king of Norway from 1093 until 1103 and King of the Isle of Man from 1095-1102. ... This article is a list of rulers of Norway up until the present, including: The Norwegian kingdom (with the Faroe Islands) The Union with Iceland and Greenland (1262-1814) The Norwegian kingdom (with Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands 1262-1814) The Union of Sweden and Norway (1319-1343) The... Magnus the Blind was the son of King Sigurd Jorsalfar of Norway and Borghild Olavsdotter. ...

External links

  • Saga of Sigurd the Crusader, from Heimskringla (English translation):

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