Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Haraldssons in:
 • Christ Church (Defunct)
 • Bergen
 • Bergen kommune
 • Hordaland fylke
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sigurd "The Mouth" Haraldsson, II
Birth: 1133, Norway
Death: Feb. 6, 1155
Hordaland fylke, Norway

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 guardians, prominent among them was Inge's mother, Ingrid Ragnvaldsdotter. The guardians of all three infant kings joined forces against Sigurd Slembe and his ally, the former King Magnus IV Sigurdsson "The Blind", and defeated and killed them at the Battle of Holmengra near Hvaler (now part of Sweden) on November 12, 1139. Magnus Haraldsson died in the early 1140s and a fourth older half-brother, Eystein Haraldsson (Harald Gille had acknowledged Eystein as his son before his death), came from Scotland to Norway in 1142 and was given part of the kingdom. According to the Morkinskinna and Heimskringla sagas, the brothers ruled peacefully as long as their guardians were living. However, as the guardians died and the brothers became adults, conflict broke out between them. In 1155, a meeting was arranged between the brothers in Bergen that resulted in fighting between the men of King Inge and King Sigurd. According to some sources, King Inge accused his half-brothers of trying to overthrow him. King Sigurd denied the accusation; however, a few days later one of Sigurd's guards killed one of Inge's guards and Inge, on the recommendation of his mother and senior advisor, ordered his men to attack the house where Sigurd was staying. With only a few men, King Sigurd was unable to defend himself against King Inge's forces and on February 6, 1155 he was killed. At the time of his death, Norway had already begun a tumultuous period of internal civil wars which would last until 1240, that primarily involved a struggle between the Bagler and the Birkebeiner political parties over unclear Norwegian royal succession laws, social conditions, and conflict between the Church and the monarchy.  (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
Family links: 
  Harald of Norway Gille (1102 - 1136)
   Bridget (1131 - 1208)*
  Sigurd Haraldsson (1133 - 1155)
  Inge of Norway Haraldsson (1135 - 1161)*
*Calculated relationship
Christ Church (Defunct)
Bergen kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway
Plot: Note: He was buried on the grounds outside of the chuch, specific location is unknown.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: William Bjornstad
Record added: Jan 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83386975
Sigurd The Mouth Haraldsson, II
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Creative Commons
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

RIP My 22nd Great Grandfather.
- Rebeccaanne
 Added: Oct. 12, 2016

- R I P
 Added: Sep. 7, 2016
- Roger
 Added: Nov. 8, 2015
There are 15 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.6 after 21 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service