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), forby 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 year 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. a b Muir (2005) Preface: Genealogical table of the Earls of Orkney.
  3. a b 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