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PostSubject: Famous Vikings   Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:13 pm

This is a list of famous vikings worth reading about

Askold and Dir (legendary Varangian conquerors of Kiev)
Björn Ironside (pillaged in Italy and son of Ragnar Lodbrok)
Egill Skallagrímsson (popular icelandic warrior and skald, see also Egils saga)
Erik the Red (discoverer of Greenland)
Gardar Svavarsson (discoverer of Iceland)
Guthrum (colonised England)
Harald Finehair (founder and first king of Norway; some dispute, as part of the etymological dispute discussed above, whether he really merits the label "Viking" at all)
Harald Hardrada (king of Norway and member of the Varangian Guard)
Ingvar the Far-Travelled (the leader of the last great Swedish viking expedition, which pillaged the shores of the Caspian Sea).
Ivar the Boneless (disabled son of Ragnar Lodbrok who, despite having to be carried on a shield, nevertheless conquered York)
Ingólfur Arnarson (colonised Iceland)
Leif Eriksson (discoverer of Vinland)
Oleg of Kiev (conquered Kiev, founded Kievan Rus' and attacked Constantinople)
Ragnar Lodbrok (captured Paris)
Rollo of Normandy (founder of Normandy)
Rurik (founder of the Rus' rule in Eastern Europe)
Skagul Toste (the first Viking to exact the Danegeld)
Styrbjörn Starke (conqueror of Jomsborg)
Thorfinn Karlsefni (colonizer of Vinland)
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PostSubject: Re: Famous Vikings   Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:28 pm

Northern history is cool. I should get a book on Vikings... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Famous Vikings   Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:56 am

Hey! scratch

I remember Harald Hardrada and Ragnar Lodbrok from Civilization III...good game Cool

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