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norwegianne 08-25-2006 12:42 PM

Svend I Tveskæg and wives
 
Name: Svend I Tveskæg

English Name: Sweyn Forkbeard

Birth: Around 960

Child of: Harald Bluetooth

Reign:
986-February 3, 1014 (Denmark)
999- February 3, 1014 (Norway)
1013-February 3, 1014 (England)

Marriage: 1) Gunhild of Poland. 2) Sigrid Storråde

Children: With Gunhild: Canute the Great, Harald 2. With Sigrid: Estrid Svendsdatter (Mother of Svend Estridsen).

Death: February 3, 1014

Throne passed to:
Denmark: Harald 2.
Norway 1st time: Olav Trygvasson
Norway 2nd time: Olav Digre
England: Ethelred II

Notes:

Battle of Svolder around yr. 1000, came out as victor.

First buried in York Minister, later transferred to Roskilde Cathedral.


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