Skagul Toste, King of Sweden

Male 910 - 975  (65 years)

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Skagul Toste 
    Suffix King of Sweden 
    Born 910  Vein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 975  Gothland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I51045  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2019 

     1. Ulf Tostesson, Jarl of Skara,   b. 930, Gothland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 950, (Kiev, Ukraine) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F19003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 910 - Vein, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 975 - Gothland, Sweden Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Skoglar Toste or Skoglar Tosti (there are several variations) was a legendary chieftain from the Swedish province of West Gčotaland. His name (skoglar, skauglar or skagul) was reportedly due to his experience in battle. [1]

      Toste is mentioned in several sagas, most notable in Heimskringla. According to Snorri Sturluson, he was the father of Sigrid the Haughty. For some time he gave refuge to Harald Grenske, who later came back to woo Sigrid, only to be killed by her for his persistence. According to the sagas, Skagul Toste was also the father of Ulf Tostesson, father of Ragnvald Ulfsson and grandfather of Stenkil who became the King of Sweden in 1060.[2]

      Toste is said to have collected great riches when he demanded danegeld as he led a Viking army to England in 970. At Vallentuna, near Stockholm, the runestone of Orkesta (U 344) reads:

      in ulfr hafir onklati * ´ru kialtakat ´it uas fursta ´is tursti * ´a ---´urktil * ´a kalt knutr

      Translation: "And Ulf of Borresta (Ulf) has taken three payments in England. That was the first that Toste (tursti) paid. Then Thorkell the Tall (´urktil ) paid. Then Canute the Great (knutr) paid. [3]


      "Skoglar Toste". Bergans Historiasidor. May 15, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
      Claus Krag. "Harald Grenske, Smęakonge". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
      "Runes and Runic". An English Dictionary of Runic Inscriptions. May 5, 2006. Retrieved October 24, 2015.

      Other sources

      Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines: 241-5, 243A-20

      end of biography [1]
    • Skoglar Skagul "King of Sweden" Toste
      Born 0910 in Venden, Tyskland (Vein, Germany)map
      Son of Rane UNKNOWN and [mother unknown]
      [sibling(s) unknown]
      [spouse(s) unknown]
      DESCENDANTS descendants
      Father of Ulf Tostesson, Ulf (UNKNOWN) Tostesson av Skara and Sigrid Storrada
      Died 0975 in Svitjod, Včastergčotland, Swedenmap
      Profile managers: Katherine Patterson private message [send private message] and Sheri Sturm private message [send private message]
      Profile last modified 10 Nov 2017 | Created 5 Jul 2011
      This page has been accessed 1,118 times. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S12439] "Skagul Toste", Biography,, revisited or retrieved, recorded & uploaded to th.

    2. [S12440] "Skoglar Skagul Toste (0910 - 0975)", Biography,, revisited or retrieved, recorded.