Thorvald Konradsson

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Thorvald Konradsson the Far Traveller (Old Norse: Þorvaldr Konráðsson inn víðförli) was one of the first Christian missionaries in Iceland and then in Belarus in the late 10th century. He was native to Iceland but went abroad where he was baptized by one Bishop Friedrich, a German.[1] He returned to the island in Bishop Friedrich's retinue in 981.[2] They were especially active in proselytising among the inhabitants of the northern parts of Iceland.[2] However, Thorvald killed two men in a battle and was expelled from the island in 986.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b Byock 2001, p. 294.
  2. ^ a b c Hjálmarsson 2012, p. 29.


  • Byock, Jesse (2001). Viking Age Iceland. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14-029115-5. 
  • Hjálmarsson, Jón R. (2012). History of Iceland: From the Settlement to the Present Day. FORLAGIĐ. ISBN 978-9979-53-513-3.