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  • ID: I29834
  • Name: Håkon Eiriksson
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 997 in Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway
  • Death: BET 1029 AND 1030 in Lost at Seain the Pentland Firth 1
  • Occupation: BET 1012 AND 1015 Governor of Norway 1
  • Occupation: BET 1028 AND 1029 Regent of Norway 1
  • Note:
    Håkon Eiriksson (died c. 1029-1030) was Earl of Lade and king of Norw ay as a vassal under Knut the Great.

    Håkon Eiriksson was from a dynasty of Norwegian rulers in the eastern pa rt of Trondheim, bordering the Trondheimsfjord. He was the son of Eirik Hå konson, ruler of Norway and earl of Northumbria. His mother is commonly be lieved to have been Gytha, a daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard and Sigrid the Ha ughty of Denmark and half-sister of King Knut .[1] After the Battle of Svo lder, Eirik Håkonson, together with his brother Sveinn Hákonarson, beca me kings of Norway under Sweyn Forkbeard. In 1014 or 1015 Eirik Håkonson l eft Norway and joined Knut for his campaign in England. The north Engli sh earldom of Northumbria was given by Knut to Eirik after he had won cont rol of the north. Eirik remained as earl of Northumbria until his death be tween 1023 and 1033.

    As his father's successor in Norway, Håkon Eiriksson ruled as a Danish vas sal from 1012 to 1015, with Einar Tambarskjelve as his aide and his uncl e, Sveinn Hákonarson, holding some areas as a Swedish vassal. After some y ears' absence in England fighting the Danes, Olaf Haraldsson returned to N orway in 1015 and declared himself king, obtaining the support of the pet ty kings of the Uplands. In 1016, Olaf defeated Sveinn Hákonarson at the B attle of Nesjar. After the victory of Olaf Haraldsson, Håkon fled to Engl and where he was well received by King Knut and made Earl of Worcester. Af ter the Battle of the Helgeå, Norwegian nobles rallied behind Knut. In 102 8, Håkon Eiriksson returned as Knut's vassal ruler of Norway. Håkon di ed in a shipwreck in the Pentland Firth, between the Orkney Islands and t he Scottish mainland, either late 1029 or early 1030.

    Father: *Eirik Håkonson b: ABT 963 in Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway
    Mother: *Gytha of Denmark b: ABT 983 in Denmark

    Marriage 1 Gunhild of Denmark
      1. Has Children Bothild Hakonsdatter b: ABT 1014 in Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway

      1. Title: 1Wikipedia
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