Person:Sweyn Forkbeard (1)

Svend I "Forkbeard" Haraldsen
b.abt 0960 Denmark
Facts and Events
Name Svend I "Forkbeard" Haraldsen
Gender Male
Birth? abt 0960 DenmarkHouse of Knýtlinga
Marriage abt 0998 to Sigrid Storråda
Death? 3 Feb 1013/14 Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
Reference Number? Q181896?
Other[5] notat
Burial? Roskilde, København, DenmarkHellig Trefoldigheds Kirke

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Sweyn Forkbeard (Old Norse: Sveinn Tjúguskegg Danish Sven Tveskæg; 960 - 3 February 1014) was king of Denmark and England, as well as parts of Norway. His name appears as Swegen in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. He was the son of King Harald Bluetooth of Denmark. He was the father of Cnut the Great.

In the mid 980s, Sweyn revolted against his father and seized the throne. Harald was driven into exile and died shortly afterwards in November 986 or 987. In 1000, with allegiance of the Trondejarl, Eric of Lade, Sweyn was ruler over most of Norway. After a long effort at conquest and shortly before his death, he became, in 1013, the first of the Danish Kings of England.

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  1.   Sweyn Forkbeard, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Sveyn I 'Forkbeard' Haraldsson, King of Denmark and England, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   SVEND Haraldsen, son of HARALD I "Blåtand/Bluetooth" King of Denmark & his [first wife Gunhild ---] ([960]-Gainsborough, Lincolnshire 3 Feb 1014, bur in England, later removed to Roskilde Cathedral), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4.   Swein 1 (Male), in The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England.
  5. Hans ægteskab med Gunhild af Polen er sikkert nok. Sigrid af Sverige er usikker, men det vides med nogenlunde sikkerhed, at han havde flere døtre med flere friller