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Rorik of Dorestad

LifeRurik, Roricus, Hr┼ôrkr (c. 810 – c. 880).
Danish leader of Frisia.
FamilyPerhaps a nephew of Harald Klak?
EventsRaids Frisia (until 840s).
Imprisoned by Lothair of Middle Francia, but escapes (after 843).
Attacks Dorestad (850).
Leaves for Denmark (855).
Returns to Frisia (861), and rules here until his death (? the sources show that Godfrid takes over in 882).
Sources: Gjallar, Wikipedia.

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