Harald I Fairhair
Harald Fairhair (Old Norse: Haraldr hárfagri, Norwegian: Harald Hårfagre; c. 850 – c. 932) was remembered by medieval historians as the first King of Norway. According to traditions current in Norway and Iceland in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, he reigned from c. 872 to 930. Most of his life remains uncertain, since the extant accounts of his life in the sagas were set down in writing around three centuries after his lifetime. A few remnants of skaldic praise poems attributed to contemporary court poets exist which seem to refer to Harald's victories against opponents in Norway. The information supplied in these poems is inconsistent with the tales in the sagas in which they are transmitted, and the sagas themselves often disagree on the details of his background and biography. Two of his sons, Eric Bloodaxe and Haakon the Good, succeeded Harald to become kings after his death.
The only contemporary sources mentioning him are the two skaldic poems Haraldskvæði and Glymdrápa, which have been attributed to Þorbjörn Hornklofi or alternatively (in the case of the first poem) to Þjóðólfr of Hvinir. The first poem has only been preserved in fragments in 13th century Kings' sagas. It describes life at Harald's court, mentions that he took a Danish wife, and that he won a battle at Hafrsfjord. The second relates a series of battles Harald won.
His life is described in several of the Kings' sagas, none of them older than 12th century. Their accounts of Harald and his life differ on many points, and some of the content may be uncertain but it is clear that in the 12th and 13th centuries Harald was regarded as having unified Norway into one kingdom. Some modern historians have assumed that his rule was limited to the coastal areas of southern Norway though there is no contemporary evidence to support their claim nor any other concerning the life of Harald.

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Dragon Harald Fairhair (ship) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Harald I (king of Norway) -- Encyclopedia Britannica
Harald I, byname Harald Fairhair, or Finehair, Norwegian Harald Hårfager, Old Norse Harald Hárfagri (born c. 860—died c. 940), the first king to claim ...
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Harald Fairhair from Stories of the Vikings by Mary MacGregor.
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Harald Halfdansson (Old Norse: Haraldr Hálfdanarson; c. 850 – c. 932), better known as Harald Hårfagre English: Harald Fairhair), was remembered by ...
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Fairhair dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fairhair dynasty was a family of kings founded by Harald I of Norway which ruled Norway with few interruptions from 800 to 1387 (the traditional view), ...
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Harold Haarfarer ("Fairhair") was a catalyst in his day and place. On the death of his father, Halfdan the Black in 860, Harold succeeded to the sovereignty of ...
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Fran ParnellFran Parnell’s passion for Scandinavia began while studying Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge University. Since then, she has traveled regularly to the Scandinavian region, writing travel guides to Iceland, Sweden, Denmark and Scandinavia between climbing glaciers, cross-country skiing, and fulfilling her ambition to run a mara...
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Now that's an oar and a half. It is 23 feet (7 metres) long and there are 50 of them powering the Draken Harald Fairhair, a reconstruction of a Viking storskipene, a large ocean-going warship dating from the time of Harald Fairhair, the king who unified Norway in the 10th century.
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Draken Harald the Fairhair Longship Project: Training sessions have now started! - Wirral News - Wirral Vikings
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The Hardly Ho-Hum Hartland Historians: Vikings: Harald the Fairhair, One of the Many
(An illustration dipicting Harald the Fairhair form the 14th century (Right) )I received no questions about vikings, so I decided to write more about one viking in particular. Harald the Fairhair was one of many viking kings.
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The largest Viking ship built in modern times. Named after Harald Fairhair, the king who unified Norway into one kingdom, the great dragon ship is coming together in the town of Haugesund in Western Norway.
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The Skald Guthorm Sindre – Norway’s First Peace Negotiator « ThorNews
Thanks to the effort of an unknown skald, the history of Norway could have been very different. In 915, King Harald Fairhair was ready to go to war against his own son, Halfdan the Black, where the king and two of his sons could have been killed. This event could have changed the whole history…
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