Lou Alice Fink of Louisville, KY:Information about Eysteinn#* "the Fart" Halfdansson
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King Eysteinn#* "the Fart" Halfdansson (b. 736, d. 780)Eysteinn#* "the Fart" Halfdansson (son of Halfdan/Halvden#* "White Leg" OLAFSSON and Asa#* Eysteinsdatter) was born 736 in Vestfold, Norway, and died 780.He married Hilda#* ERICSDOTTIR.
Notes for Eysteinn#* "the Fart" Halfdansson:
Eystein "the Fart" HALFDANNSSON "King of Raumarike (Uplanders)"
Birth 0736, NORWAY
Death 0780 Age: 44
Father Halfdan/Halvden "White Leg" OLAFSSON "King of Vermaland (Uplanders)" (0715-)
Mother Asa Eysteinsdottir THRONDHEIM "Princess" (~0715-0745)
King Eysteinn Halfdansson In Vestfold - also known as: Fret - was born about 0736, lived in Vestfold, Norway. He is the son of King Halfdan Olafsson In Uppsala and Asa Eysteinsdatter.
King Eysteinn married Hildi Eiriksdatter. Hildi was born about 0740, lived in Vestfold, Norway. She is the daughter of Erik Agnarsson. Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.King Halfdan Eysteinsson "the Meek" In Vestfold was born about 0768, lived in Holtum, Vestfold, Norway and died in Borre, Vestfold, Norway ..
Notes for Eystein "the Fart" HALFDANNSSON "King of Raumarike (Uplanders)"
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Eystein, Halfdan Hvitbein's son, became king after in Raumarike and Westfold. He was married to Hild, a daughter of Eric Agnarsson, who was king in Westfold. Agnar, Eric's father, was a son of Sigtryg, king in the Vend district. King Eric had no son, and died while King Halfdan Hvitbein was still in life. The father and son, Halfdan and Eystein, then took possession of the whole of Westfold, which Eystein ruled over as long as he lived. At that time there lived at Varna a king called Skjold, who was a great warlock. King Eystein went with some ships of war to Varna, plundered there, and carried away all he could find of clothes or other valuables, and of peasants' stock, and killed cattle on the strand for provision, and then went off. King Skjold came to the strand with his army, just as Eystein was at such a distance over the fjord that King Skjold could only see his sails. Then he took his cloak, waved it, and blew into it. King Eystein was sitting at the helm as they sailed in past Jarls, and another ship was sailing at the side of his, when there came a stroke of a wave, by which the boom of the other ship struck the king and threw him overboard, which proved his death. His men fished up his body, and it was carried into Borre, where a mound was thrown up over it, out towards the sea at Raden, near Vodle. So says Thjodolf:
"King Eystein sat upon the poop
Of his good ship: with sudden swoop
The swinging boom dashed him to hell,
And fathoms deep the hero fell
Beneath the brine. The fury whirl
Of Loke, Tempest's brother's girl,
Grim Hel, clutched his soul away;
And now where Vodle's ocean bay
Receives the ice-cold stream, the grave
Of Eystein stands -- the good, the brave!" -
More About Eysteinn#* "the Fart" Halfdansson:
Degree 1: 34th great grandparent from Leo Moss' side.
Degree 2: 35 great grandparent from John Fink's side.
Children of Eysteinn#* "the Fart" Halfdansson and Hilda#* ERICSDOTTIR are:
- Geva#* Eysteinsdottir, b. 755, Toulouse, Haut Garonne, France5, d. 812, France5.