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Sigurd Hlödvisson (II) [Sigurðr Hlöðvisson, Sigurd Digri, Sigurðr inn Digri]locked

(d. 1014)
  • Barbara E. Crawford

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Sigurd Hlödvisson (II) [Sigurðr Hlöðvisson, Sigurd Digri, Sigurðr inn Digri] (d. 1014), earl of Orkney, is called Digri (‘the Stout’) in Orkneyinga Saga (composed c.1200). The same epithet is given to King Óláf Haraldsson (St Olaf), and carries the connotation of 'powerful warrior'. The genealogy of the ...

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