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  • ID: I05203
  • Name: Gunnhild of POLAND 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • ALIA: Gunnhild von /Polen/
  • Birth: ABT 967 in Poznan, Poland
  • Death: 1014 in Denmark
  • Note:
    Erik, having disposed of Sigrid, took for a second wife Oda, the daughter of Jarl Hakan of Norway. Later, we are told, Erik married Gunnhild, a daughter of Mieszko of Poland, and a sister to Boleslav I, Poland's first king. Most historians express som uncertainty about Erik's other wives, but Lagerkvist assures us that there is no doubt about Erik's marriage to Gunnhild.

    According to the old tales, Erik fell ill and died precisely ten years after the battle of Syrisvall [985]. He was buried in a mound at Uppsala and his son Olof Skotkonung succeeded to the throne. His widow Gunnhild was given in marriage to this old rival, Sven Forkbeard; and Sven returned from exile and regained the Danish throne. [Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, & Kiev]




    Father: Miescyslaw I (Dag) Grand Duke of POLAND b: ABT 922 in Denmark
    Mother: Dobravka of BOHEMIA b: ABT 935 in Prague, Czechoslovakia

    Marriage 1 Erik IV "Victorious" Bjornsson King of SWEDEN b: 935 in Sweden
    • Married: AFT 990 in 3rd wife 3

    Marriage 2 Sven (Sweyn) "Forkbeard" King Denmark & ENGLAND b: ABT 948 in Denmark
    • Married: AFT 994
    Children
    1. Has Children Canute "The Great" King of ENGLAND b: ABT 995 in Denmark
    2. Has Children Gyda SVENDSDOTTIR b: ABT 996 in Denmark
    3. Has Children Estrid SVENSDOTTIR , Princess of Denmark b: ABT 997 in Denmark

    Sources:
    1. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: United Kingdom, Sovereigns of Britain
      Text: Gunhild
    2. Title: Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev, by Rupert Alen & Anna Dahlquist, 1997, King's River Publ.
      Page: 104, 178-9
    3. Title: Royal Families of Medieval Scandinavia, Flanders, and Kiev, by Rupert Alen & Anna Dahlquist, 1997, King's River Publ.
      Page: 178-9
      Text: no date, but well after 985 because he had another wife after that date, and before Erik died in 994
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