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norwegianne 08-25-2006 12:47 PM

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

CyrilVladisla 04-20-2014 10:14 PM

Magnus was named after the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.
The Old Norse name for Charlemagne was Karlamagnus.

Ish 04-20-2014 10:57 PM

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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