|Birth: ||Aug., 1340|
|Death: ||May 1, 1380|
King of Norway and Sweden. Probably Håkan III of Sweden, counting back hundreds of years, he belonged to the Bielbo Dynasty as the son of Magnus IV of Sweden, who also was Magnus VII of Norway. His mother was Queen Blanche who was a close relative of the French royal family. Through his genealogical inheritance from a grandmother, Duchess Ingiburga, brief Queen Mother Regnant, he had succeeded his grandfather, Hacon V of Norway, at the age of three and was the sole ruler there since King Magnus had abdicated that crown to him in 1355. Three years after the death of his rebellious older brother, King Eric of Sweden, and the year after their old Norwegian grandmother's, Hacon, too, was at odds with his father and claimed and gained the Swedish kingdom. Soon Kings Hacon and Magnus were friends again and ruled Sweden together for exactly two years. In 1364, both lost the Swedish throne. Magnus was imprisoned in Stockholm for three years by a German nephew, Albert, who had been called in to rule Sweden by noblemen opposed to Magnus and Hacon. The latter, badly wounded in one of the battles with Albert, withdrew to Norway and continued a successful reign there till his death in 1380. His wife, Queen Margaret, daughter of Waldemar IV Otherday of Denmark, then took over Norway for their 10 year old son Olaf. King Magnus had been killed there in a shipwreck on a bank of one of the fiords in 1374 at the age of 58, whereby Iceland also had fallen in under Hacon's scepter. Olaf was king of Denmark and Norway but died at only 17, ending all three of the old Swedish, Norwegian and Danish dynasties of kings.
(bio by: J T Demitz)
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Oslo County, Norway
Plot: Church is in ruins.
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Originally Created by: J T Demitz
Record added: Sep 29, 2006
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