Kong Svend I "Tveskaeg" af Danmark

Kong Svend I "Tveskaeg" af Danmark

Male 965 - 1014  (49 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Svend I "Tveskaeg" af Danmark 
    Prefix Kong 
    Nickname Tveskaeg 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 965 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Feb 1014 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Person ID I16185  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Harold VII af Danmark, "Bluetooth",   b. Abt 910, Blauzahn, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 988, Jomsborg Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Gyrid Olafsdatter,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F5586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Swietoslava Polski,   b. 967,   d. 2 Feb 1014  (Age 47 years) 
    Married
    • Marriage after the death of Erik 'victorious'
    Children 
     1. Gyda Svensdatter af Danmark,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Princess Estrid Svendsdatter af Danmark,   b. 997, Denemarken Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F5587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. King Canute I Sveynsson, "the Great",   b. 995, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1035, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F8869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SVEIN I, HARALDSSON FORKBEARD. After deposing his father, Harald Gormsson, Blue-Tooth, from the throne, Svein became king of Denmark in 985. From 994, on, he made a career out of attacking England and receiving the notorious Danegeld paid by Æthelred II. In 1013, Svein returned to England, again, not for more Danegeld, but with the idea of capturing the throne on his mind. On this expedition, he took with him, his son, Knut Sveinsson, who would later rule England as Canute I. The thought of engaging Svein and his son, Knut, in battle apparently did not thrill Æthelred, and caused him to vacate his throne in favor of a safe haven in Normandy. The vacant throne was seized by Svein, who held it for a mere five weeks. He died in February, 1014.


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