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Swein Forkbeard, King of England and Denmark

Male Abt 960 - 1014  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name Swein Forkbeard 
    Suffix King of England and Denmark 
    Born Abt 960  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Feb 1014  Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Roskilde, Zealand, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I2181  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2019 

    Father Harald Bluetooth, King of Denmark and Norway,   b. Abt 910,   d. Abt 986  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Gunhild 
    Family ID F1227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Canute, King of England, Denmark, and Norway,   d. 12 Nov 1035, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Harald II, King of Denmark,   d. 1018
    +3. Gyda Svendsdatter
    +4. Estrid, Queen of Denmark,   b. Abt 990,   d. Between 1057 and 1073  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F1219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Sveinn Haraldsson, Sveinn Tjúguskegg.

      "He died at Gainsborough on 3 February 1014 and was buried initially at York but, according to Thietmar of Merseburg, an unnamed English woman, fearing that Æthelred would, on his return from exile, destroy the body, had it exhumed and sent to Denmark, where it was reburied in Roskilde." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics by Leo Van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes and Leslie Mahler.

    2. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.