Sigurd Hring

Sigurd Hring
King of Denmark and Sweden
Reignc. 770 to c. 804
PredecessorHarald Wartooth
HouseHouse of Munsö
Following the Battle of the Brávellir Sigurd Hring let burn the dead body of Harald Wartooth (F.W.Heine, 1921)

Sigurd Hring (Old Norse: Sigurðr hringr (Hringr meaning 'Ring'); (born c. 750 AD) was a legendary Swedish king mentioned in many old Scandinavian sagas. According to Bósa saga ok Herrauds, there was once a saga on Sigurd Hring, but this saga is now lost. In the old sources, he is notable for winning the Battle of the Brávellir against Harald Wartooth and for being the father of Ragnar Lodbrok.

Hervarar saga

The Hervarar saga tells that when Valdar died, his son Randver became the king of Sweden, while Harald Wartooth became the king of Denmark. Then Harald conquered all of his grandfather Ivar Vidfamne's territory. After Randver's death, his son Sigurd Hring became the king of Sweden, presumably as the subking of Harald. Sigurd Hring and Harald fought the Battle of the Brávellir (Bråvalla) on the plains of Östergötland where Harald and many of his men died. Sigurd ruled Sweden and Denmark until his death and was succeeded by his son Ragnar Lodbrok. Harald Wartooth's son Eysteinn Beli ruled Sweden as a jarl until he was killed by the sons of Ragnar Lodbrok.

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беларуская: Сігурд Пярсцёнак
español: Sigurd Ring
français: Sigurd Hring
italiano: Sigurðr Hringr
Nederlands: Sigurd Hring
português: Sigurdo, o Anel
svenska: Sigurd Ring
українська: Сіґурд Перстень