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Queens of Norway
« on: September 15, 2005, 10:02:56 AM »
Info about Norwegian Queens please.

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Re: Queens of Norway
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2005, 11:34:45 AM »
Hi Blanche! Here's a list of the Queens of Norway since it became independent in 1905:

1. Queen Maud, aka Princess Maud of Wales, Queen of Haakon VII (1869-1938).

2. Queen Martha, aka Princess Martha of Sweden, Queen of Olav V (1901-1954).

3. Queen Sonja, aka Sonja Haraldsen, Queen of Harald V (b 1937).

Perhaps someone else can give more info!
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Re: Queens of Norway
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2005, 12:04:16 PM »
Hello Prince Lieven, please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that Martha was never Queen, only Crown Princess.  She died before Olav accended the throne.

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Re: Queens of Norway
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2005, 01:32:24 PM »
You're exactly right Dina. My mistake. Still, let's include Martha in this discussion or it will revolve around Maud and Sonja who both have threads of their own!
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Re: Queens of Norway
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2005, 02:25:12 PM »
Yes, quite right Blanche. But she was also a Queen of Denmark, I think, through her husband, and I wasn't counting the Queens of Norway who were also queens of another country. Perhaps someone else will shed some light?
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Re: Queens of Norway
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2005, 02:48:17 PM »
No, she was only Queen of Norway.

Norway, Sweden and Denmark were united in 1397 under Margaret I (another Margaret). This union lasted until Sweden broke away in the sixteenth century. Norway and Denmark were united (as Denmark really) until 1815, when Norway swapped over to Sweden. Norway became independent from Sweden in 1905.

Norway and Denmark (and England) had been united before as well under Canute (Knut) in the eleventh century. A bit confusing, I know.

Blanche, do you really want to know the names of the Norwegian queens? Help!
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Re: Queens of Norway
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2005, 04:11:12 PM »
Sorry for my mistakes. Hard day at school melted my brain today . . .  ::)

Well, I'll see what I can do:
1. Princess Margaret of Sweden (d. 1209) wife of King Sverker.
2. Margaret, daughter of Jarl (Earl) Skule (d. 1270) wife of Haakon IV.
3. Princess Inegborg of Denmark (d. 1287), wife of Magnus VI.
4. Princess Margaret of Scotland (1261-1283), wife of Eric II and mother of the Maid of Norway.
5. Princess Isabel of Scotland (d. 1358), second wife of Eric II, daughter of Robert the Bruce.
6. Princess Euphmia of Rugen (d. 1312), wife of Haakon V.

That's about all I can add - perhaps someone else can add something more interesting?
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Re: Queens of Norway
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2005, 08:21:43 AM »
Wow! I'm amazed Prince_Lieven!

Tsaria was talking about the name Euphemia on the Stuarts thread. Can it be that the name came over from Norway?
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Re: Queens of Norway
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2005, 08:53:13 AM »
Here is the info I have on Norweigan queens:

ˇ      Ragnhild of  Sogn, first wife of Halfdan III.
ˇ      Ragnhild of Ringerike, second wife of Halfdan III.
ˇ      Asa Hakonsdotter, 1st wife of Harald I.
ˇ      Gyda of Hoerdeland, 2nd wife of Harald I.
ˇ      Svanhild of Hedermarken, 3rd wife of Harald I.
ˇ      Snaefried Svase, 4th wife of Harald I.
ˇ      Alvhild of Ringerike, 5th wife of Harald I.
ˇ      Ragnhild of Haithabu, 6th wife of Harald I.
ˇ      Gunhild of Denmark, wife of Erik I,
ˇ      Geira, 1st wife of Olav I.
ˇ      Gyda of Ireland, 2nd wife of Olav I.
ˇ      Gudrun Skeggesdatter, 3rd wife of Olav I.
ˇ      Thyra of Denmark, 4th wife of Olav I.
ˇ      Astrid of Sweden, wife of Olav II.
ˇ      Elizabeth of Kiev, wife of Harald III.
ˇ      Ingrid of Denmark, wife of Olav III.
ˇ      Margareta of Sweden, wife of Magnus III.
ˇ      Ingeborg Guttormsdotter, wife of Eystein I.
ˇ      Biadmuin of Ireland, 1st wife of Sigurd I.
ˇ      Malmfrid of Kiev, 2nd wife of Sigurd I.
ˇ      Ingrid of Sweden, wife of Harald IV.
ˇ      Christine of Denmark, wife of Magnus IV.
ˇ      Elrid Bjornsdotter, wife of Magnus V.
ˇ      Astrid Roesdotter, 1st wife of Sverre I.
ˇ      Margareta of Sweden (d.1209), 2nd wife of Sverre I.
ˇ      Margareta Skulesdotter (d.1270), wife of Hakon IV.
ˇ      Ingeborg of Sweden (1244-1287), wife of Magnus VI.
ˇ      Margaret of Scotland (1261-1283), wife of Erik II.
ˇ      Isabella Bruce (1276-1358), 2nd wife of Erik II.
ˇ      Euphemia of Rügen (d.1312), 2nd wife of Hakon V.
ˇ      Maud of Great Britain (1869-1938), wife of Haakon VII.
ˇ      (Martha of Sweden (1901-1954), wife of Olav V.)
ˇ      Sonja Haraldsen (1937), wife of Harald V.
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Re: Queens of Norway
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2005, 12:12:43 PM »
Here's all I could find on Biadmuin and Malmfried:

    Sigurd I Magnusson, King of Norway was the son of Magnus III Olavsson, King of Norway.He was born in 1090. He married, firstly, Biadmuin, daughter of Muirchertach II, High King of Ireland, in 1102. He married, secondly, Malmfried of Novgorod, daughter of Mstislav I of Novgorod, Grand Duke of Kiev, between 1103 and 1128. He and Malmfried of Novgorod were divorced in 1128. He married, thirdly, Cecily after 1128. He died in 1130, insane.
     Sigurd I Magnusson, King of Norway also went by the nick-name of Sigurd 'the Crusader'. Sigurd I Magnusson, King of Norway also went by the nick-name of 'Jerusalemfahrer' (or in English, 'Father of Jerusalem'). He succeeded to the title of King Sigurd I of Norway in 1103.

Sounds like Sigurd had a third wife Cecily! Umigon, are you sure you got them all?

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Re: Queens of Norway
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2005, 01:19:57 PM »
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Apparently Snaefried Svase and Alvhild of Ringerike were not married to King Harald, but were his mistresses, according to this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_I_of_Norway

As for Ingeborg Guttormsdotter, she was married to Eystein I (Řystein in Norwegian) Magnusson, King of Norway. He was son of Magnus Barefoot.
Another link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eystein_I_of_Norway.

Daniela



Thanks Daniela

It also says Harold had 8 wives and 23 children!
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