Bull, Ole b. February 5, 1810 d. August 17, 1880 Musician. He was hailed as one of the greatest violinists of his era. Born in Bergen, Norway, he was a musical prodigy and by age nine was playing first violin in the Bergen Theatre Orchestra. His father insisted that he become a lawyer, but after some half-hearted legal study he fled to Paris, where his performing debut in 1835 caused a sensation. Some critics compared him to the legendary violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini. Bull wrote a number of compositions based on Norwegian folk music...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Assistentkirkegaarden (Assistant Cemetery), Bergen, Bergen kommune, Hordaland fylke, Norway
Gille IV., Harald 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, Bergen kommune, Hordaland fylke, 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, Bergen kommune, Hordaland fylke, Norway
Haraldsson II., Sigurd '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, Bergen kommune, Hordaland fylke, Norway Plot: Note: He was buried on the grounds outside of the chuch, specific location is unknown.
Magnus VI of Norway 'The Lawmender' b. 1238 d. May 9, 1280 Norwegian Monarch. He reigned as King of Norway from December 1263 to May 1280. He is credited with modernizing and nationalizing Norwegian code and law which was a new concept for most of Europe at that time. He was born in Tonsberg, Vestfold County, in the southern part of Norway, the youngest son of King Haakon IV Margrete Skulesdotter. His older brother, Haakon died in 1257, leaving him the heir apparent to the Norwegian throne. On September 11, 1261, he married Danish princess Ingeborg...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Bergen Domkirkegaarden, Bergen, Bergen kommune, Hordaland fylke, Norway
Maid of Norway, Margaret b. April, 1283 d. September 26, 1290 Queen of Scotland. Daughter of King Eric II of Norway and Margaret, daughter of Alexander III of Scotland. In 1284 the Scottish nobles recognized the infant Norwegian princess as heiress presumptive to the Scottish throne. Upon Alexander's death, she became queen under a regency at the age of 3. England's Edward I arranged for her marriage to his eldest son Edward, which the Scots agreed to under the Treaty of Birgham, with the stipulation that Scotland remain independent. However the young...[Read More] (Bio by: Kristen Conrad) Christ Church (Defunct), Bergen, Bergen kommune, Hordaland fylke, Norway