Blanche (Blanka of Namur) b. 1318 d. 1363 Scandinavian Queen. She was the consort monarch of King Magnus VII of Norway, who also was Magnus IV of Sweden, and belonged to the Dampierre-sur-l'Aube Dynasty of Namur, now in Belgium. She was born at the Citadel of Namur in the heart of Walloon country, the daughter of Count Regnant John I. Her mother, Marie d'Artois, belonged to the French royal family. In 1334 the young King Magnus came all the way from the north to find his bride. (Sweden didn't give a princess back to Belgium for another...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Mariekirkens ruin*, Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway Plot: Church no longer exists. *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
Hacon VI (Haakon Magnusson) b. August, 1340 d. 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...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Mariekirkens ruin, Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway Plot: Church is in ruins.
Magnus VII (Magnus Eriksson) b. 1316 d. December 1, 1374 King of Norway and Sweden. In Sweden he was Magnus IV. Of the Swedish Bielbo Dynasty, he was the grandson of Magnus III through Duke Eric, who had been murdered at the instigation of Magnus's exiled uncle, Ex-King Birger, in 1318. By 1319, his mother, Duchess Ingiburga, a Norwegian princess, had in fact become reigning Queen Mother and now had her 3 year old son elected King by the Swedish grandees that exercised such rights whenever the throne came up vacant. Magnus began his 45 year reign...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Mariekirkens ruin, Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway Plot: unknown