Person:Gorm the Old (1)

Gorm the Old
b.abt 890 Germany
Facts and Events
Name Gorm the Old
Alt Name King Gorm the Old of Denmark
Alt Name King of Denmark Gorm "the Old" of Jutland
Gender Male
Marriage 0880 Denmarkto Tyra Danabod
Birth[1] abt 890 GermanyBlauzahn?
Death[2] bef 950 Jelling, Vejle, DenmarkGormshoj
Other[3] notat
Burial? Jelling, Vejle, Denmark

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Gorm the Old, also called Gorm the Sleepy, was the first historically recognized King of Denmark, reigning from to his death . He ruled from Jelling, and made the oldest of the Jelling Stones in honour of his wife Thyra. Gorm was born before 900 and died .[1]

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  1. Gorm the Old, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. GORM, son of [HARDEKNUD] & his wife his [wife] --- (-before 950, bur Jelling), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3. Dansk konge med sæde i Jelling; havde også tilnavnet "Løge", d.v.s. "den
    dvaske". Han var gift med Thyra og rejste sten over hende i Jelling, hvor de
    begge begravedes i kæmpehøje. Sønnen Harald Blåtand rejste dem den store
    Jelling-sten. Det var formentlig også Harald, der lod deres lig flytte ind i en
    grav under Jellingkirkens gulv.