Latinization: Gerlauus Gerwidus
Old Gotlandic: GæiRlæifR Gæirviðason
Know among the Hanseatic League as: Gherlief die Barlebaens van Visby (Gherlief the devil from Visby)
Born to a conservative family in the city of Visby on the island of Gotland off the coast of Sweden in 1380. Joined up with the Guild of the Victual Brothers during the time they maintained their headquarters in Visby (1394 - 1398). As a patriot, he took pride in priviteering under the hire of the Swedish crown and took joy raiding Hansa ships on the baltic sea. After the Victual Brothers feel apart he joined their sucessors, the Likedeelers.