Estrid Bjørnsdotter

Estrid Bjornsdotter
Queen consort of Norway
Reign 1170–1176
Spouse Tore Skinnfeld
Magnus V of Norway
Issue Sigurd Magnusson?
Father Björn Byrdasvend
Mother Rangrid Guttormsdotter

Estrid Bjørnsdotter also called Estrid Byrdasvend (12th century) was a Norwegian Queen consort, spouse of King Magnus V of Norway. [1]

Estrid Bjørnsdotter was the daughter of Björn Byrdasvend and Rangrid Guttormsdotter, who was a possible descendant of Tostig Godwinson, the brother of the last Anglo-Saxon King of England Harold Godwinson. She was the widow of Tore Skinnfeld. She later married King Magnus V in the year of 1170, and thereby became queen of Norway.


  1. Knut Helle. "Magnus 5 Erlingsson". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved June 1, 2017.

Other sources

  • Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 24.
  • Cawley, Charles (August 2012), Elrid Bjornsdotter (Norway Nobility), Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy ,


Preceded by
Ragna Nikolasdatter
Queen Consort of Norway
Succeeded by
Margaret of Sweden
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