Gille, Harald IV of Norway b. 1102 d. December 14, 1136 Norwegian Monarch. He reigned as King of Norway from 1130 until 1136. He was born circa 1102, probably in Ireland. He claimed to be the illegitimate son of King Magnus III "Barefoot" Olafsson of Norway, who had visited Ireland shortly before his death in 1103. (According to some Irish stories, Magnus III was known to have been particularly fond of at least one Irish woman.) Around 1127, he went to Norway and announced his claim, which would have made him the half-brother of the reigning...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Christ Church (Defunct), Bergen, Hordaland County, Norway
Haakon III of Norway d. January 1, 1204 Norwegian Monarch. He reigned as king from 1202 to 1204. He was an illegitimate son of the Norwegian King Sverre Sigurdsson and one of his concubines, Astrid Roesdotter. His exact date of birth is unknown but it most likely occurred sometime in the 1170s. He grew up during a tumultuous time in Norway when it was subjected to internal civil wars due primarily to social conditions, struggles between various aristocratic parties, and differences between the Church and the monarchy. There were...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Christ Church (Defunct), Bergen, Hordaland County, Norway
Haraldsson, Sigurd II of Norway 'The Mouth' b. 1133 d. February 6, 1155 Norwegian Monarch. He is also referred to as Sigurd Munn, or "The Mouth." He was the illegitimate son of King Harald IV Gille and one of his mistresses, Tora Guttormsdotter. His father was murdered in 1136 by Sigurd Slembe, a pretender to the Norwegian throne. Shortly afterward, he was declared king at Eyrathing and he co-ruled Norway with his half-brothers, Inge and Magnus Haraldsson, who were also declared kings in their respective regions. During their minority, Norway was ruled by their...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Christ Church (Defunct), Bergen, Hordaland County, Norway Plot: Note: He was buried on the grounds outside of the chuch, specific location is unknown.