Estrid Svendsdatter, of Denmark
b.abt 0997 Denmark
m. ABT 1018
Facts and Events
Estrid Svendsdatter (Estrith, Astrith: 990/997 – 1057/1073), was a Danish princess and titular Queen, and a Russian princess and, possibly, Duchess of Normandy by marriage. She was the daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard and Gunhild of Wenden and sister of Cnut the Great. By Ulf Jarl, she was the mother of the later King Sweyn II of Denmark and Bjorn Estridsen. The dynasty that ruled Denmark in 1047–1412 was named after her. She was known in Denmark as Dronning Estrid, (Queen Estrid), despite the fact that she was not married to a King and not a queen regnant.