Person:Olav IV of Norway (1)

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Olav IV av Noreg
b.1370
d.23 Aug 1387
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Name Olav IV av Noreg
Alt Name Oluf II af Danmark
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1370
Alt Death[2][3] 3 Aug 1387
Death[1] 23 Aug 1387


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Olaf II Haakonsson (1370 – 23 August 1387) was king of Denmark as Olaf II (1376–1387) and king of Norway as Olaf IV (1380–1387). Olaf was son of King Haakon VI of Norway and the grandson of King Magnus IV of Sweden. His mother was Queen Margaret I of Denmark which made him the grandson of King Valdemar IV of Denmark. In addition to his claim on the thrones of Denmark and later Norway, he was in the direct succession line to the throne of Sweden (but for the interposition of Albert of Mecklenburg).

He became king of Denmark when only five years old and later also succeeded his father as king of Norway. For over 400 years that followed, Norway would be ruled from Denmark, until its separation from that country in 1814.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Olav IV of Norway, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. MARGRETHE, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3. Oluf 2., Olav Håkonsson, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).