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Original name:  Östen
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Legendary Swedish King. Living in the 6th-7th century he reigned over Swealand, or the central Swea Region part of Sweden which developed into that country by about 980 A.D. He belonged to the ancient Yngling Dynasty of Upsala, and according to the classic Yngling Saga by Icelandic historian Snorri Sturluson, he was the son of King Eadgils the Mighty and had his power base at Old Upsala. He battled against Norwegian and Danish invasions and pillaging and was eventually burned to death inside a locked building by an invading pirate chieftain from Denmark. King Eystein has been much disputed concerning his existence and time period, which may even have been 300 years later. The location of his grave is given here according to its definite name in local tradition through the ages. Historian Birger Nerman has suggested that the huge so called Nordian Tumulus at Åshusby in Upland just as well could be his. (bio by: Count Demitz) 
Family links: 
   Eadgils the Mighty
   Ingward of the Swea Region*
*Calculated relationship
Östens hög Östansbro (Tumulus of Eystein)
Västerås kommun
Västmanlands län, Sweden
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Count Demitz
Record added: Oct 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16218417
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45th GGF
- Tinkalew
 Added: Apr. 13, 2017
My 36th great grandfather.
- Marsha Baker
 Added: Apr. 12, 2011
My 43rd Great Grandfather
- Julia Gray Carswell Sweitzer
 Added: Oct. 22, 2010
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