Notes for Ladejarl Håkon "The Mighty" Sigurdsson på Lade: Snorre names "Håkon the son of Earl Sigurd when recording that he succeeded his father in Trondheim in opposition to King Harald. He was expelled from Norway by King Harald, seeking refuge with Harald king of Denmark, whose invasion of Norway he supported in 965, and who appointed him governor over Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn, Fjord-district, South More, Raumsdal and North More. Although he thus succeeded, with Danish help, in uniting large parts of Norway under his rule, he did not claim the title of king, assuming the position of Regent of Norway from 970. King Harald of Denmark called for his help in defeating Emperor Otto who had invaded Jutland, but on his arrival at Limafjord on the island of Marsey he found the the Emperor and the Danish king had agreed a truce. He was forced to covert to Christianity although he renounced his new religion of returning to Norway. He defeated the fleet of the Jomsborg Vikings, led by Jarl Sigvaldi at Hjorungavag. He was killed during a revolt against his rule which had become more and more authoritarian Historian Norwegian records that he was murdered at Trodheim and his severed head taken to King Olav.
The mighty Håkon was a son of Lade-Jarl Sigurd Håkonson, and inherited his father's position and rank in Trondheim District. He was married to Tora, the Daughter of Skage Skofteson. Their children were, Svein, Heming, and Bergljot. Håkon Jarl became a mighty ruler, and governed most of Norway at one time, although he had no right to the throne. He spent most of his time in warfare against his enemies, the petty kings and jarls who ruled in different part of the land. He maintained a large force and many ships and was able to hold his possessions. At one time he governed 17 fylker, "provinces," in Norway. Håkon Jarl was murdered by a man named Kark, who deceived him when he was hiding on a farm to escape King Olav Trygveson and his men.
More About Ladejarl Håkon "The Mighty" Sigurdsson på Lade: Fact 1: Sub King of Norway (Earl of Lade) ruled from 970 to 995.
Children of Ladejarl Håkon "The Mighty" Sigurdsson på Lade and Tora Skagesdatter av Møre are: