Haakon of Norway Magnusson, V

Haakon of Norway Magnusson, V

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Death 8 May 1319 (aged 48–49)
Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway
Burial Oslo, Oslo kommune, Oslo fylke, Norway
Memorial ID 81613376 · View Source
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Norwegian Monarch. He reigned as king of Norway from 1299 until 1319. He was the son of King Magnus VI the Lawmender and Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. He succeeded the throne when his older brother, King Eric II died without leaving any male heirs. He married Euphemia of Arnstein (a part of modern day Bavaria) in the spring of 1299, probably as the result of the Danish-Norwegian settlement meeting in the autumn of 1298, in which Euphemia's, grandfather, Prince Witzlaw II of Rugen, had participated as a mediator. They had one daughter, Ingeborg, who lived to adulthood and who married Duke Eric Magnusson of Sweden, a younger brother of King Birger of Sweden. During his reign, he is credited with moving the national capital of Norway from Bergen to Oslo. He also started construction of the Bohus and Akershus Castles, the latter of which was built to help fortify the city of Oslo. He also revived his brother's war policy against Denmark but in 1309 he finally negotiated a peace that generally brought an end to the Danish-Norwegian wars. He was also successful at limiting the power of the magnates in Norway and strengthened his own power. Upon his death he was succeeded by his infant grandson, Prince Magnus Eriksson (Magnus VII), with his daughter as the formal regent until Magnus became of age. He was originally interred at St. Mary's Church in Oslo, Norway. Severly damaged in an attack by Swedish forces in 1523, it was ultimately demolished in 1542. His remains were discovered in the 1960s and reinterred in the Royal Mausoleum at Akershus Castle.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Originally Created by: William Bjornstad
  • Added: 6 Dec 2011
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