Relationships between historical figures could have been simplified or even fabricated in the text to give the impression that succession remained within the same family….Precise chronology is also difficult to assess from the Sagas….The conclusion must be that the tight family network described in the Sagas is unlikely to be correct and that the relationships shown below should be treated with considerable caution.
- Sweden Royalty
- PERSON APPEARS IN SEVERAL LEGENDS.
- ACTUAL LIFE NOT VERIFIED. BIRTH DATE EST. ALTERNATE BIRTH: 760, 780, 814, 854, 865
- Space: EARLY KINGS OF SWEDEN
- not child of Gandolfsdatter-1
Historic Ragnar Lodbrok
- 814-854: Jarl at court of Danish king Horik I
- 845: Raided Paris with Vikings
- "sons are historical" but "no evidence Ragnar ever lived" ... he's a character mixed from "several ... historical figures and ... literary invention."
- "Many acts ascribed to Ragnar in the Sagas can be associated, through other sources, with various figures, some of which are more historically certain. These candidates for the "historical Ragnar" include:"
Mythical Ragnar Lodbrok
- his sons attacked Lindisfarne in 793.
- Ragnar m.1 Tora m.2 Kraka (Åslog)
- killed by Ethelred of England; kingdom split between his 4 sons: Ivar, Bjorn, Hvitserk and Sigurd Orm-i-Oga.
Marriage and Issue
- According to the Sagas had 5 different spouses (married or not).
- Note: the following information offers 2 different version. It's incomplete and contradictory.
- m.1 Lathgertha. Issue:
- Fridleiv Ragnarsson
- m.2 Åslaug (Kråka) Sigurdsdatterand. Issue:
- Ivar " the Boneless" Ragnarsson
- Sigurd «Snake-in-the-Eye» Orm-i-Øje Ragnarsson
- Ubbe Ragnarsson
- m.3 Tora Borgarhjort. Issue:
- Björn «Ironside» Järnsida
- Alternate version of spouse and issue
⚭2 Åslaug Kråka Sigurdsdatter (Randalin)
- ♂ Fridleiv Ragnarsson
- ♂ Gudrødr of Lochlainn (Mother assumed)
- ♂ Ivar the Boneless
- ♂ Björn Ironside
- ♀ Ragnhild Ragnarsdottir
- ♀ Alof Ragnarsdottir
- ♂ Eiríkr ?
- ♂ Agnar
- ♂ Rathbarth Ragnarsson
- ♂ Dunyat Ragnarsson,
On November 13, 2011 Roger Wehr wrote:
France Expedition In 845 he sailed southward, looking for new worlds to conquer. With an alleged force of 120 ships and 5,000 Viking warriors, he landed in what is now France, probably at the Seine estuary, and ravaged West Francia, as the westernmost part of the Frankish Empire was then known. Rouen was ravaged and then Carolivenna, a mere 20 km from St. Denis. The raiders then attacked and captured Paris. The traditional date is March 28, which is today referred to as "Ragnar Lodbrok Day" by certain followers of the Asatru religion. The King of West Francia, Charlemagne's grandson Charles the Bald, paid Ragnar a huge amount of money not to destroy the city. Ragnar Lodbrok, according to Viking sources, was satisfied with no less than 7,000 pounds of silver in exchange for sparing the city. However, that did not stop Ragnar from attacking other parts of France, and it took a long time for the Franks to drive him out. Later, Ragnar's sons were to return for more booty. Among their feats was destroying the city of Rouen several more times. Ultimately, many of them settled there permanently, in a land that became known as Normandy (deriving from the expression "Nordmenn" , or 'Northmen' ('Norsemen'), which was - and indeed still is - both the name the Norwegians called themselves and also the name the Franks used for the Scandinavians.
Login to add your own memory.
Searching for someone else?
Do you have a GEDCOM? Login to have every name in your tree searched. It's free (like everything on WikiTree).
- Where do you get your information? Apr 7, 2015.
No known carriers of Ragnar's Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA have taken yDNA or mtDNA tests.
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? Login to add it.
- Login to edit this profile.
- Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Michael Thomas, Roy Østensen, Katherine Patterson, Chet Spencer, Shaunna Fuellbrandt, Sheri Sturm, Roger Wehr, Odd Prytz, Gordon Lokken, Ted Williams, Stephen Gerwing, Jeff Johnson, Adam McQuery, and Chris Hamilton. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
- Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
- Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for questions directed to the wider genealogy community.)
On March 7, 2015 at 15:53GMT Roy Østensen wrote:
On November 30, 2014 at 16:59GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:
On March 8, 2011 at 20:49GMT Krissi Love wrote: