Rollon DE NORMANDIE

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NorwegianBorn Rollon DE NORMANDIE

Viking who became the first ruler of Normandy, a region of France

Born on 860 in . , Norway

Deceased on 930 in Normandie , France

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Rollo was born in the mid 9th century; his place of birth is unknown. The earliest well-attested historical event associated with Rollo is his leadership of Vikings who besieged Paris in 885–886.



Medieval sources contradict each other regarding whether Rollo's family was Norwegian or Danish in origin. In part, this disparity may result from the indifferent and interchangeable usage in Europe, at the time, of terms such as "Vikings", "Northmen", "Danes", "Norwegians" and so on (in the Medieval Latin texts Dani vel Nortmanni means "Danes or Northmen").

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