On Monday the Norwegian newspaper Nettavisen wrote that Donald Trump is a descendant of the Viking Rurik, who is considered one of the founders of Russia.
It was the Russian newspaper Zavtra that wrote that genealogical data showed that Donald Trump's Scottish mother, Mary Anne Macleod, stems from the Rurik dynasty.
But after the newspaper published the story, it was contacted by the Norwegian hobby genealogist, Reidun Carstens.
Carstens says she uses the websites Genealogy, MyHeritage and Ancestry, and has linked the family ties between herself and the Viking Rurik, who the newspaper wrote that Donald Trump was related to.
Carstens found, through the same website, that she is also related to Donald Trump.
- Our common grand, grand, grand, grand, grandparents are King Magnus Lagabøte and Queen Ingeborg Eriksdatter, says Carstens to Nettavisen.
Donald Trump originates thus, according to the website Geni.com, from Magnus Lagabøte who was king of Norway from 1263 to 1280.
Magnus VI Håkonsson was nicknamed "Lagabøte" because he revised many of the laws in Norway.
Reidun Carstens can trace the family tree back to Lagabøte's son, King Haakon V Magnusson. Donald Trump, however, stems from Lagabøte's daughter, named as Magnusdatter (Magnus's daughter) by Geni.
She moved to Orkney, which at that time was part of Norway, and married the Earl there, John Magnusson. After the Black Death, the Norwegian kingdom was weakened, and in 1472 Orkney became part of Scotland. The family of Magnusdatter continued to live in Scotland. In 1936 Scottish Mary Anne MacLeod, who is the mother of Donald Trump, moved to the US and married Fred Trump.
Together they had little Donald, who in fact has royal blood in his veins - a Viking.
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