Tora Magnusdatter

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Tora Magnusdatter (Þóra Magnúsdóttir) (born c. 1100) was a daughter of King Magnus III of Norway (Magnus 3 Olavsson Berrføtt).[1]

Tora married an Icelandic man and moved to Iceland. Her husband, Loftur Sæmundsson was a chieftain of Oddi at Rangárvellir in the south part of Iceland. He was a member of the Oddaverjar clan and son of Icelandic priest and scholar Sæmundur fróði Sigfússon. Their son Jón Loftsson was later chieftain at Oddi. [2] [3] [4]

Descendants of Loftur and Tora included Þuríður Sturludóttir (born c. 1228), who married Hrafn Oddsson (born c. 1225), a descendant of Skallagrímur Kveldúlfsson (Skalla-Grímr), the father of skald Egill Skallagrímsson.[5] With the birth of Jón korpur Hrafnsson, the feuding clans of the Fairhair and Skalla-Grímr dynasties were united.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Claus Krag. "Magnus 3 Olavsson Berrføtt, Konge". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sæmundur Fróði Sigfússon". Gyldendal - Den Store Danske. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Sæmundur Fróði". Snerpa. January 1997. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ Per Norseng. "Jon Loptsson". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Tora Magnusdatter". geni_family_tree. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 

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