Earl of Orkney
The Earl of Orkney was originally a Norse jarl ruling Orkney, Shetland and parts of Caithness and Sutherland. The Earls were periodically subject to the kings of Norway for the Northern Isles, and la...
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Earldom of Orkney
The Earldom of Orkney was a Norwegian dignity in Scotland which had its origins in the Viking period. The title of Earl of Orkney was passed down the same family line through to the Middle Ages. Orkne...
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Einar Sigurdsson
Einar Sigurdsson (died 1020), also called Einarr rangmunnr Sigurðarson or Einar Wry-Mouth, was a son of Sigurd Hlodvirsson. He was jointly Earl of Orkney from 1014. His life is recorded in the Orkneyi...
Magnus Magnusson, Earl of Orkney
Magnus Magnusson was Earl of Orkney from 1273 to 1284. In 1284 he joined with other Scottish noblemen who acknowledged Margaret of Norway as the heir of Alexander.
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George FitzMaurice, 6th Earl of Orkney
George William Hamilton FitzMaurice, 6th Earl of Orkney (6 May 1827 – 21 October 1889) was a Scottish nobleman.George FitzMaurice was the son of Thomas FitzMaurice, 5th Earl of Orkney and the Ho...
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Rognvald Eysteinsson
Rognvald Eysteinsson (fl. 865) sometimes referred to with the bynames of "the Wise" or "the Powerful" was the Earl of Møre in Norway and a key figure in the founding of the Earldom of Orkney. Three qu...
Cecil FitzMaurice, 8th Earl of Orkney
Cecil O'Bryen Fitz-Maurice, 8th Earl of Orkney (3 July 1919–5 February 1998) was a Scottish peer. He held the subsidiary titles of Viscount of Kirkwall and Baron of Dechmont. Born in 1919, Fitz-...
Harald Haakonsson
Harald Haakonsson (died December 1131) was joint Earl of Orkney in 1122–1127.
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Thorfinn Torf-Einarsson
Thorfinn Torf-Einarsson also known as Thorfinn Skull-splitter (from the Old Norse Þorfinnr hausakljúfr) was a 10th-century Earl of Orkney. He appears in the Orkneyinga saga and briefly in St Olaf's Sa...
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Heinrik Haraldsson
Heinrik Haraldsson was a son of Harald Maddadsson and his first wife Affrica.
Magnus II, Earl of Orkney
Magnus II (d 1239) was Earl (Jarl) of Orkney.His parents are unknown. He was granted the Earldom of Orkney by King Haakon IV of Norway in 1236. (The first Magnus of Orkney was Saint Magnus Erlendsson...
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George Douglas-Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney
Field Marshal George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney KT (9 February 1666 – 29 January 1737), styled Lord George Hamilton from 1666 to 1696, was a British soldier and Scottish nobleman and the first Briti...
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Rögnvald Kali Kolsson
Rognvald Kale Kolsson (also known as St. Ronald or St. Ronald of Orkney) was an Earl of Orkney and a Norwegian saint.
Rognvald's parents were lendmann Kol Kalisson and Gunnhild Erlendsdotter, the...
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Paul and Erlend Thorfinnsson
Paul Thorfinnsson (died after 1098) and Erlend Thorfinnsson (died after 1098) ruled together as Earls of Orkney.Paul and Erlend Thorfinnsson were the sons of Thorfinn Sigurdsson and Ingibiorg Finns...
Magnus III of Orkney
Magnus (III), son of Gille Brigte, was Earl of Orkney in 1256–1273.
Sumarlidi Sigurdsson
Sumarlidi Sigurdsson (died between 1014 and 1018) was jointly Earl of Orkney with his brothers Brusi and Einar Wry-Mouth following the death of their father, Sigurd Hlodvisson at the battle of Clont...
Harald Maddadsson
Harald Maddadsson (Old Norse: Haraldr Maddaðarson, Gaelic: Aralt mac Mataid) (c. 1134 – 1206) was Earl of Orkney and Mormaer of Caithness from 1139 until 1206. He was the son of Matad, Mormaer o...
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Jón Magnússon, Earl of Orkney
Jón Magnússon was Earl of Orkney in 1284–c. 1312.
Jón Magnússon was the son of Magnus III of Orkney, and succeeded his brother to the Earldom of Orkney and Earldom of Caithness in 1284. He was a ...
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Ragnhild Eriksdotter
Ragnhild Eriksdotter (d. 984?) was the daughter of Eric Bloodaxe and his wife, Gunnhild. According to the Orkneyinga Saga, she was a scheming woman who sought power. Her first marriage was with Arnfin...
Thorfinn the Mighty
Thorfinn Sigurdsson (1009?–c. 1065), also known as Thorfinn the Mighty, was an 11th-century Earl of Orkney. He was the youngest of five sons of Earl Sigurd Hlodvirsson and the only one resulting from ...
Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney
Saint Magnus, Earl Magnus Erlendsson of Orkney, sometimes known as Magnus the Martyr, was Earl of Orkney from 1106 to about 1115. His story is told in two sagas, Magnus' saga (the shorter and longer o...
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Torf-Einarr
Einarr Rognvaldarson often referred to by his byname Torf-Einarr (sometimes anglicised as Turf-Einarr), (fl. early 890s–c. 910) was one of the Norse Earls of Orkney. The son of a Norse jarl and a conc...
Haakon Paulsson
Haakon Paulsson (Old Norse: Hákon Pálsson) was a Norwegian Jarl (1105–1123) and jointly ruled the Earldom of Orkney with his cousin Magnus Erlendsson. His father was Paul Thorfinnsson, the son of Tho...
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Sigurd the Stout
Sigurd Hlodvirsson (circa 960 – 23 April 1014), popularly known as Sigurd the Stout from the Old Norse Sigurðr digri, was an Earl of Orkney. The main sources for his life are the Norse Sagas, wh...
Jon Haraldsson
Jon Haraldsson was Earl of Orkney between 1206 and 1231.Jon Haraldsson and his brother David were the sons of Harald Maddadsson with his second wife Hvarflod, daughter of Earl Máel Coluim of Moray. ...
David Haraldsson
David Haraldsson was joint Earl of Orkney from 1206 to 1214.David Haraldsson and his brother Jon Haraldsson were the sons of Harald Maddadsson with his second wife Hvarflod, daughter of Earl Máel ...
Gilbert, Earl of Orkney
Gilbert, son of Magnus (1210–1256) was Earl (Jarl) of Orkney and Caithness.Son of Earl Magnus II, he succeeded his father in 1239. He was in turn father of Magnus III, who succeeded him, and Matilda (...
Brusi Sigurdsson
Brusi Sigurdsson (died between 1030 and 1035) was one of Sigurd Hlodvirsson's four sons (together with Thorfinn, Einar and Sumarlidi ). He was joint Earl of Orkney from 1014. His life is recorded in t...
Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney
Robert Stewart, Knt., 1st Earl of Orkney and Lord of Zetland (Shetland) (1533–4 February 1593) was a recognized illegitimate son of James V, King of Scotland, and his mistress Eupheme Elphinston...
Henry I Sinclair, Earl of Orkney
Henry I Sinclair, Earl of Orkney, Baron of Roslin (c.1345 – c.1400) was a Scottish and a Norwegian nobleman. Sinclair held the title Earl of Orkney under the King of Norway (see Earl of...
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