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Old 08-25-2006, 01:47 PM
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Magnus the Good

Name: Magnus den Gode

English Name: Magnus the Good

Birth: 1024

Child of:Olav den Hellige (St. Olav) and Alvhild

Reign: Norway: 1035-1047 Denmark: 1042-1047

Marriage: -

Children: a daughter, Ragnhild, outside of marriage.

Death: 25. October 1047. Buried next to his father in the Cathedral of Nidaros

Throne passed to: Norway: Harald Hardråde, Denmark: Sven Estridsen
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Magnus was named after the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.
The Old Norse name for Charlemagne was Karlamagnus.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:57 PM
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The thing that really makes that interesting is the definition of Karla Mangus - Charles the Great. In naming his son Mangus, Olaf was naming him Great.
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