Viking chieftain

Hastein (his name is also recorded as Anstign, Haesten, Hæsten, Hæstenn, Hæsting and Alsting) was a Viking chieftain. He lived in the late 9th century. He is famous for his attacks on cities in England, Spain, France, and Italy.[1][2]

A picture of Hastein in Luna, Italy around 859. This picture was made in 1862


  1. Kendrick, T.D. (2012). A History of the Vikings. Courier Corporation. p. 214. ISBN 978-0-486-12342-4.
  2. Craughwell, Thomas J. (2008). How the Barbarian Invasions Shaped the Modern World. Fair Winds Press. pp. 156–157. ISBN 978-1-61673-432-9.