Person:Harald I of Denmark (1)

King Harald I "Bluetooth" Gormsson , of Denmark & Norway
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Name King Harald I "Bluetooth" Gormsson , of Denmark & Norway
Alt Name Harold Blaatand
Alt Name Harald I Blåtann
Gender Male
Birth? 910 Jelling, Jelling, Vejle, DenmarkHouse of Knýtlinga
Death? 1 Nov 986 Jelling, Vejle, DenmarkGormshoj
Reference Number? Q201041?
Burial[3] Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark

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Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson (probably born c. 935) was a King of Denmark and Norway. He was the son of King Gorm the Old and of Thyra Dannebod. He died in 985 or 986 having ruled as King of Denmark from c. 958 and King of Norway for a few years; probably around 970. Some sources say his son Sweyn Forkbeard forcibly deposed him as King.

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  1.   Harald I of Denmark, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    Marriages and issue
    Gyrid Olafsdottir, probably by 950.
    Thyra Haraldsdotter, married Styrbjörn Starke
    Sveyn Forkbeard. Born about 960. Usually given as the son of Harald and Gyrid, though it is said in some of the older sagas that he was an illegitimate son.
    Hakon. Born in 961.
    Gunhild. She married Pallig, Jarl and Ealdorman in Devon. They both died in the St. Brice's Day massacre in November 1002.
    Thora (Tova) the daughter of Mistivir in 970. She raised the Sønder Vissing Runestone after her mother.

  2.   Harald I 'Bluetooth' Gormsson, King of Denmark, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. HARALD Gormsen, son of GORM "den Gamle/the Old" King of Denmark & his wife Tyre "Danebod" ([925/35]-Jomsborg 1 Dec [986/87], bur Roskilde Cathedral), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.