Haakon Ericsson

Haakon Ericsson

Birth
Norway
Death 1030
Burial Body lost at sea
Memorial ID 102118851 · View Source
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Haakon Ericsson (or Hakon Eriksson) was a vassal (or regent) king of Norway under Knut the Great on two separate occasions. He was born around 998, the son of Erik Hakonson, a ruler of Norway under Sven Forkbeard, and his mother was thought to have been Gytha Sweynsdotter, the daughter of Sven Forkbeard and Sigrid the Haughty. He ruled Norway as a young Danish vassal from 1012 to 1015 along with his aide, Einar Tambarskjelve and his uncle, Sveinn Hakonarson. When Olaf Haraldsson returned to Norway from abroad in 1015, he declared himself king with the help of the lesser kings of the Uplands. Olaf defeated Sveinn Hakonarson in 1016 at the Battle of Nesjar and Haakon fled to England where Knut the Great made him Earl of Worcester. In 1026, when Olaf lost the Battle of Helgea to Knut's forces, it opened the door for Haakon to be reinstated as the vassal king of Norway in 1028. In 1030 (some sources say 1029), he was on a voyage to England and died when his ship was wrecked in the Pentland Firth, between the Orkney Islands and the Scottish mainland. His body was never recovered.


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  • Created by: William Bjornstad
  • Added: 13 Dec 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 102118851
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Haakon Ericsson (unknown–1030), Find a Grave Memorial no. 102118851, ; Maintained by William Bjornstad (contributor 47016546) Body lost at sea.