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Viking Torgil

Torgil - Danish Explorer

An alleged son of the Danish King Harald, Torgil sailed westward to Bretland (Wales and western England), Portugal and Ireland. According to Viking history, he and his brother Frode were the first Northmen to conquer Dublin. By establishing strongholds and trading centers all around the island, he helped transform Ireland into a vibrant mercantile economy with trade contacts all over Europe. While it is said that someone poisoned Frode, Torgil survived to be king of Dublin for many years, until he was ultimately deceived by the Irish and slain in battle.

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