Albdag was a Frisian count from the 9th century.

Albdag controlled the gouw Oostergo in Central Friesland, which is the part of Friesland between Vlie and Lauwers. Friesland is now a province of the Netherlands He ruled in the name of Louis the German in the era when the Jutish Vikings dominated the Netherlands.

In 873, the Viking Rodulf Haraldsson made a predatory raid on Oostergo. The people organised themselves with the help of a Christian Norman to resist the invaders. Rodulf was killed in the battle. Herre Halbertsma has argued that the battle would have occurred around the church of Dokkum.

ReferencesEdit

  • Annalen van Fulda, Luit van der Tuuk (Gjallar)
  • H. Halbertsma, Het rijk van de Friese koningen, (Realm of the Frisian kings) (Utrecht, 2000).
  • D. Kalma, Skiednis fan Frysl├ón, (History of Friesland) (Grou, 1965), page 109. (Grevenammen).