Olaf II Bjornsson “the Mighty” of Sweden

Birth
Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden
Death unknown
Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden
Burial Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden
Plot Unidentified Tumulus of Fýrisvellir
Memorial ID 144172034 · View Source
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Birth:885
Death:975, Fyrisval (on the plain called Fýrisvellir, where modern Uppsala is situated)

King of the Svear
Olaf Björnsson (reigned c. 970 – c.975) was a semi-legendary Swedish king who was referenced in several Old Norse Sagas including Hervarar saga, Saga of Harald Fairhair and the Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa.

Olaf was the son of Björn Eriksson who ruled as king of Sweden. After the death of their father, Olaf ruled jointly with his brother Eric the Victorious (Swedish: Erik Segersäll). By his queen Ingeborg Thrandsdotter, he was the father of Styrbjörn Starke and Gyrid, queen consort of King Harald Bluetooth. He died of poison during a meal. Poisoned, Fyrisval, Uppland, Sweden, he was 79 years old.
Eric, instead of proclaiming his nephew Styrbjörn co-ruler, proclaimed his own unborn son to be co-ruler. This son ruled as King Olaf Skötkonung.



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  • Created by: Memerizion
  • Added: 25 Mar 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 144172034
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Olaf II Bjornsson “the Mighty” of Sweden (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 144172034, citing Plain of Fýrisvellir, Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden ; Maintained by Memerizion (contributor 48072664) .