Gyrid of Sweden Olafsdottir, Danish queen consort

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Gyrid of Sweden Olafsdottir, Danish queen consort

Icelandic: Gyrithe Óláfsdotter, Dronning af Danmark
Also Known As: "Gerytha Óláfardóttir", "Gundra", "Cyrid", "Gyrid", "Gynnithe Gyrith", "Cyrid of Sweden", "Gyrithe. Gerd"
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sverige
Death: Died in Jomsborg, Danmark
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Olaf "the Mighty", king of the Svear and Ingeborg Thrandsdotter, av Sula
Wife of Harald "Blue Tooth", king of Denmark
Mother of Sweyn I "Forkbeard", king of Denmark, Norway & England; Sigrid Haraldsdotter; Gunhild Haraldsdatter; Thyra Haraldsdotter, of Denmark and Håkon Haraldsøn
Sister of Styrbjörn "the Strong" Olafsson

Occupation: Swedish princess and a Danish Viking Age queen consort, Dronning af Danmark, Prinsesse af Sverige, Drottning av Danmark, Norge och England, Queen of Denmark, Queen of Sweden, Sister of Styrbjorn Swedish " tronkraever", May not be a real person, Queen
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About Gyrid of Sweden Olafsdottir, Danish queen consort

Gyrid, wife of Harald.

In some sources (Adam of Bremen) Harald's wife is called Gunhild. It is possible that they are two different people, but since no sources give any hint of where she might might have come from, we'll assume here that they're the same person.

She has nothing to do with Herfast de Crépon.

Princess Gyrid Olafsdottir of Sweden, also called Gyrithe Olafsdottir, (10th century) was a Swedish princess and a Danish Viking Age queen consort, the spouse of King Harald I of Denmark.


Gyrid was the daughter of King Olof (II) Björnsson of Sweden and Queen Ingeborg Thrandsdotter. She was not the sister of the Swedish throne claimant Styrbjörn Starke, who was a Norwegian that used a false claim to be the son of former king Olof (II) Björnsson (who was already dead) in order to challenge Olof's brother Erik for the Swedish throne.

Gyrid is thought to have married Harold Bluetooth, who actually supported the previously mentioned Norwegian in his invasion attempt of Sweden.


   * Saxo Grammaticus


Søster til den svenske tronkræver, Styrbjørn.

Nachkommen Gorms des Alten, König von Dänemark, Sixten Otto Brenner, (Dansk Historisk Håndbogsforlag, København, 1978), reference: 3.

TOFA OBODRYCKA - jej ojcem był książę z plemienia Obodrytów - MŚCIWOJ ( panujący w II połowie X wieku ) . Z jej małżeństwa z królem duńskim pochodził prawdopodobnie syn , Swen Widłobrody.

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Gyrid of Sweden Olafsdottir, Danish queen consort's Timeline

January 11, 925
Uppsala, Sverige
Age 34
Jelling, Vejle, Danmark
November 13, 965
Age 40
Jomsborg, Danmark
Age 39
Jelling, Danmark
Age 39
Jamtland, Norway
Age 40
Jelling, Denmark
Age 40