Harald Olafsson, King of Man and the Isles

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Harald Olafsson, King of Man and the Isles

Also Known As: "den Svarte"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Isle of Man., England
Death: Died in Isle of Man., England
Cause of death: Druknet på overreisen til Isle of Man
Immediate Family:

Son of Olaf the Black of Isle of Man and Christina MacLeod, Queen of Mann and the Isles
Husband of Cecilie Håkonsdatter
Brother of Magnús Óláfsson, King of Mann and the Isles; Leod, 1st Chief of Clan MacLeod; Magnhild of Isle of Man and Rögnvaldr Óláfsson
Half brother of Rögnvaldr Óláfsson, King of the Isles of Mann and ... Óláfsdóttir

Occupation: Konge av Man & Sudrøy, Kung på Isle of Man, England
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About Harald Olafsson, King of Man and the Isles

Harald ascended the throne at age 14 and refused to acknowledge King Haakon IV of Norway, who threatened to dethrone him. He had a change of heart, then spending 2 years at Haakon's court. When he returned to Man in 1241, King Henry III, who also needed his allegiance, knighted him. King Haakon demanded his return to court and when he arrived in 1247, he was offerred the hand of Haakon's daughter, Christina. Unfortunately, both drowned off the coast of Orkney upon their return in Oct or Nov 1248.

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Harald Olafsson, King of Man and the Isles's Timeline

1220
1220
Isle of Man., England
1246
1246
Age 26
X-Unknown
1248
October 1248
Age 28
Isle of Man., England
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