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Harald Hardrada Sigurdarson

Harold III , Norwegian king, d. 1066 at Stamford Bridge.

Fishburn and Hughes: "The son of a Norwegian chief who fought against the Danes under King Olaf II of Norway. At the King's death, Harald took refuge in Russia and served under the Prince of Kiev; from there he enlisted in the army of the Byzantine Emperor Michael IV. His military exploits form part of Byzantine and Norse medieval history. King of Norway from 1047, Harald expanded Norse rule over Orkney, Shetland and the Hebrides, and claimed the throne of England at the death of Edward the Confessor in 1066, allying himself with the rebel Tostig against the new English king, Harold II. He was defeated and killed on 25 September 1066 at Stamford Bridge." (85)

Borges Index: 
El inmortal, El Aleph, OC, 542. El enigma de Edward Fitzgerald, Otras inquisiciones, OC, 689. El pudor de la historia, Otras inquisiciones, OC, 755, 756. Mutaciones, El hacedor, OC, 798. El reloj de arena, El hacedor, OC, 812. Las sagas, Literatura escandinava, Literaturas germánicas medievales, OCC, 935. Ari el historiador, Literatura escandinava, Literaturas germánicas medievales, OCC, 949. La Heimskringla, Literatura escandinava, Literaturas germánicas medievales, OCC, 958-59, 960-62. El pasado, El oro de los tigres, OP, 370.
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