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Halfdan (name)

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Halfdan ("half Dane") is an Old Norse masculine given name. In Beowulf it is spelled Healfdene, and in Latin sources Haldan. It may refer to:

Mythical figures:

  • Halfdan, legendary king of the Scyldings in Beowulf, who also appears in Norse mythology
  • Halfdan the Old, ancient legendary king
  • Halfdan Hvitbeinn, mythical petty king in Norway
  • Halfdan the Valiant (7th century), legendary father of Ivar Vidfamne
  • Halfdan Eysteinsson, subject of the legendary saga Hálfdanar saga Eysteinssonar
  • People:

  • Halfdan (floruit 782–807), Danish client of the Franks
  • Halfdan the Black (c. 820-c. 860), father of Harald I of Norway
  • Halfdan Ragnarsson (died 877), Viking, leader of the Great Heathen Army
  • Halfdan Haraldsson the Black, Norwegian petty king and grandson of Halfdan the Black
  • Halfdan, a joint King of Northumbria (reigned 902-910) - see Eowils and Halfdan
  • Halfdan the Mild, son of King Eystein Halfdansson, of the House of Yngling
  • Halfdan Bryn (1864–1933), Norwegian physician and physical anthropologist
  • Halfdan Christensen (1873–1950), Norwegian stage actor and theatre director
  • Halfdan Olaus Christophersen (1902–1980), Norwegian historian of ideas, non-fiction writer and World War II resistance member
  • Halfdan E (born 1965), Danish film and television composer
  • Halfdan Egedius (1877–1899), Norwegian painter and illustrator
  • Halfdan Wexel Freihow (born 1959), Norwegian literary critic, novelist, editor and book publisher
  • Halfdan Hegtun (1918–2012), Norwegian radio personality, comedian and writer, and politician
  • Halfdan Holth (1880–1950), Norwegian veterinarian and professor
  • Halfdan Jønsson (1891–1945), Norwegian trade unionist and World War II resistance member
  • Halfdan Kjerulf (1815–1868), Norwegian composer
  • Halfdan Lehmann (1825-1908), Norwegian government official
  • Halfdan T. Mahler (born 1923), Danish medical doctor and three-term director-general of the World Health Organization
  • Halfdan Nielsen, Norwegian speedskater who set the world record in the 10,000 m in 1893
  • Halfdan Rasmussen (1915-2002), Danish poet
  • Halfdan Strøm (1863–1949), Norwegian painter
  • Halfdan Sundt (1873–1951), Norwegian physician and politician
  • References

    Halfdan (name) Wikipedia


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