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norwegianne 08-25-2006 12:33 PM

Valdemar II the Victorious, Queen Dagmar and Queen Berengária
 
Name: Valdemar II Sejr

English Name: Valdemar II the Victorious

Birth: May 9, 1170

Child of: Valdemar I and Sophia of Polotsk (Minsk)

Reign: 1202-1241

Marriage: 1. Margarethe of Bohemia (Also known as Dagmar) 2. Berengária of Portugal

Children: 1st marriage: Valdemar. 2nd: Eric IV, Abel, Christopher I, and Sophie. As well as some illegitimate children.

Death: March 28, 1241

Throne passed to: Erik IV Plovpenning

Notes:

According to legend, the Danish flag, Dannebrog, first fell from the sky after the battle of Lyndaisse in Estonia. The flag has been in use since. June 15 has officially been called Valdemarsdag (Valdemar's day)

norwegianne 11-10-2007 05:48 PM

Name: Dagmar/ Margrethe of Bohemia
Original name Markéta Přemyslovna

Born: Around 1186 in Prague.

Child of: Premysl Ottokar I King of Bohemia and Edel of Meissen.

Died: 24. May 1212

Is one of the most legendary Danish royal consorts. Known as Dagmar Dánská in Czech.

norwegianne 11-10-2007 05:54 PM

Name: Berengária of Portugal

Born: 1194

Child of: King Sancho I of Portugal and Dulce Berenguer

Died: 1221


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