Olof King of Sweden
(Bef 0985-Abt 1022)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Estred

Olof King of Sweden

  • Born: Bef 985
  • Marriage (1): Estred 1
  • Died: Abt 1022

  General Notes:

OLOF, son of ERIK "Segersäll/the Victorious" King of Sweden & his wife Sigrid "Storråda/the Haughty" ([before 985]-[1022]). Adam of Bremen names Olav as son of King Erik & his (unnamed) wife who later married Svend King of Denmark. Snorre names "Olaf the Swede" as the son of "the Swedish king, Eirik the Victorious" and his wife Sigrid. According to Saxo Grammaticus, after his father's death, he returned to Sweden [from Denmark] with "his mother Syritha, and stayed there exercising his sovereignty under his mother's tutelage". He succeeded as OLOF I "Skotkonung/under-King" King of Sweden. Adam of Bremen records that King Olof invaded Denmark and expelled King Svend, but allowed him to return to his kingdom because "matrem suam habuerit". He converted to Christianity and was baptised as "JACOBUS" .

m ESTRED of the Obotrites, daughter of ---. Adam of Bremen names "filiamque Sclavorum Estred nomine de Obodritis" as wife of "Olaph rex Sueonum" .

Mistress (1): EDLA, daughter of ---, from Vinland. Snorre names "Edla, a daughter of an earl of Vindland" as the concubine of King Olof .

King Olof & his wife had two children: INGIGERD and ANUND JAKOB.

King Olof had three illegitimate children by Mistress (1): ASTRID, HOLMFRID and EMUND.


Olof married Estred.1


Sources


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

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