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norwegianne 08-25-2006 12:53 PM

Svend II Estridsen & Gunhild
Name: Sven 2. Estridsen

Birth: ca. 1020

Child of: Estrid

Reign: from 1047

Marriage: Gunhild (divorced after the Church demanded it as Sven and Gunhild were second cousins.)

Palle Lauring's book "Danske konge & Dronninger" mentions two more possible spouses, but it is also likely that these two were just mistresses.

Children: None in the marriage. Several out of wedlock. Palle Lauring mentions at least 15 sons - 5 of whom became kings of Denmark. (Harald Hen, Knud den Hellige, Oluf Hunger, Erik Egode & Niels)

Death: 1074

Throne passed to: Harald III Hen


Son of Estrid, sister of Canute the Great.

norwegianne 09-16-2006 10:01 AM

Name: Gunhild

Child of: Sven Jarl Håkonsen & Holmfrid Olafsdatter

Marriage: Sven 2. Estridsen. Divorced - see above.

Death: After 1060

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