Thorfinn the Michty

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Thorfinn Sigurdsson
Yerl o Orkney
Title heldc. 1016[1] tae c. 1065.[2] Jyntly wi Brusi Sigurdsson an Einar Sigurdsson tae 1020, wi Brusi tae 1031, alane tae 1036, wi Rögnvald Brusason 1036 tae 1046, alane tae c. 1065[2][3]
PredecessorSigurd Hlodvirsson
SuccessorPaul an Erlend Thorfinnsson
Native nameÞorfinnr inn riki - "Thorfinn the Michty"
Born1009?[Note 1]
Dee'dc. 1065[3]
Noble faimilyNorse Yerls o Orkney
SpouseIngibiorg Finnsdottir
Issue
FaitherSigurd Hlodvirsson
MitherA dauchter o Máel Coluim II o Scotland

Thorfinn Sigurdsson (1009?–c. 1065), an aa kent as Thorfinn the Mighty,[6] wis an 11t-century Yerl o Orkney.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The Heimskringla states that Thorfinn wis 5 years auld whan his faither Sigurd wis killed at Clontarf, reliably datit tae 1014[4][5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Muir (2005) p. 45
  2. 2.0 2.1 Muir (2005) Preface: Genealogical table of the Earls of Orkney.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Muir (2005) p. 53
  4. St Olaf's Saga c. 99
  5. Woolf (2007) p. 243
  6. Magnusson (2000) p. 733

Soorces

  • Magnusson, Magnus (2000). Scotland:The Story of a Nation. Harper Collins. p. 733. ISBN 9780871137982. 
  • Muir, Tom (2005) Orkney in the Sagas: The Story of the Earldom of Orkney as told in the Icelandic Sagas. The Orcadian. Kirkwall. ISBN 0954886232.
  • Woolf, Alex (2007) From Pictland to Alba, 789–1070. Edinburgh. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 978-0-7486-1234-5