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Helgi Halfdansson King of the Danes [61781]
Àlöf (Ulla) [61782]
Adils "Athils" Ottarsson King of Uppsala [61779]
(Abt 0572-)
Yrsa Helgasdatter [61780]
(Abt 0565-)
Eystein Adilsson King of Uppsala [61778]
(Abt 0594-)

 

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Eystein Adilsson King of Uppsala [61778]

  • Born: Abt 594, Sweden
  • Marriage: Unknown

bullet   Cause of his death was burned, Lofond, Sweden.

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http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps18/ps18_355.htm


ROLF KRAKE'S DEATH.

Eystein, King Adils' son, ruled next over Sweden, and in his
lifetime Rolf Krake of Leidre fell. In those days many kings,
both Danes and Northmen, ravaged the Swedish dominions; for there
were many sea-kings who ruled over many people, but had no lands,
and he might well be called a sea-king who never slept beneath
sooty roof-timbers.



35. OF EYSTEIN AND THE JUTLAND KING SOLVE.

There was a sea-king called Solve, a son of Hogne of Njardo, who
at that time plundered in the Baltic, but had his dominion in
Jutland. He came with his forces to Sweden, just as King Eystein
was at a feast in a district called Lofond. Solve came
unexpectedly in the night on Eystein, surrounded the house in
which the king was, and burned him and all his court. Then Solve
went to Sigtun, and desired that the Swedes should receive him,
and give him the title of king; but they collected an army, and
tried to defend the country against him, on which there was a
great battle, that lasted, according to report, eleven days.
There King Solve was victorious, and was afterwards king of the
Swedish dominions for a long time, until at last the Swedes
betrayed him, and he was killed. Thjodolf tells of it thus: --

"For a long time none could tell
How Eystein died -- but now I know
That at Lofond the hero fell;
The branch of Odin was laid low,
Was burnt by Solve's Jutland men.
The raging tree-devourer fire
Rushed on the monarch in its ire;
First fell the castle timbers, then
The roof-beams -- Eystein's funeral pyre."

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Events in the life of Eysteinn Adilsson

† death 1 .
·There was a sea-king called Solve, a son of Hogne of Njardo, who at that time plundered in the Baltic, but had his dominion in Jutland. He came with his forces to Sweden, just as King Eystein was at a feast in a district called Lofond. Solve came unexpectedly in the night on Eystein, surrounded the house in which the king was, and burned him and all his court.
event 1 .
·succeeded his father to the kingdom of Uppsala


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Eystein married.




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