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Ladejarl Håkon Ericsson

Norwegian: Ladejarl Håkon Eirikson, Swedish: Ladejarl Håkon Eriksson
Also Known As: "Haakon Eiriksson", "Ladejarl", "King of Norway"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Norway
Death: before July 29, 1030
Drowned near Pentland Firth (He was drowned while returning to Norway from England near Pentland Firth )
Immediate Family:

Son of Eric Haakonson, Earl of Lade, Governor of Norway and Earl of Northumbria. and Gyda Sveinsdotter, av Danmark
Husband of Gunhild Burizleifmeita av Venden and N.N. Gudbrandsdatter
Father of Ragnhild Håkonsdatter and Princess Bodil Håkonsdatter of Denmark

Occupation: Jarl, Earl
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About Ladejarl Håkon Ericsson

Håkon Eiriksson, Ladejarl, Konge av Norge

Also Known As: "Haakon Eiriksson", "Ladejarl", "King of Norway"

  • Son of Håkonsson barnjarl and Gyda Svendsdatter
  • Title: Earl of Norway
  • Reign: 1028 - 1029
  • Date of Birth: 998
  • Demise: drowned Pentland Firth 1030 before 29 July
  • Place of death: He was drowned while returning to Norway from England.

Project MedLands, Norway Nobility

  • a) HAAKON Eriksson ([997/98]-drowned Pentland Firth 1030 before 29 Jul[111]). Snorre records the birth of Haakon, son of Eirik & his wife the year after his parents' marriage[112]. He left Norway in [1016/17] after being captured by King Olav, finding refuge in England with King Canute[113]. Jarl in Norway, he was installed as regent of Norway 1028 by Knud King of Denmark after the expulsion of King Olav II. According to Florence of Worcester, "Hakon a Danish earl who had married the noble lady Gunilda, his [=King Canute's] sister's daughter by Wyrtgeorn king of the Winidi" was banished from England in 1029 by King Canute "for he feared that the earl would take either his life or his kingdom"[114]. He was drowned while returning to Norway from England.

Spouse

  • Married: ([1029]) as her first husband, GUNHILD of the Wends, daughter of BURISLAW Prince of the Wends & his wife [Tyre Haraldsdatter of Denmark] (-after 1045). Florence of Worcester names "the noble lady Gunhilda daughter of king Wyrtgeorn by Canute's sister and successively the wife of earls Hakon and Harold" when recording that she was banished from England in 1044 with her two sons Haakon and Harald and went to Bruges, later to Denmark[115]. It is not, however, certain that Gunhild was the daughter of Burislaw by his wife Tyre of Denmark. If this was the case, she was the first cousin of her first husband. Gunhild is named "kinswoman of King Cnut" in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, when recording that she was expelled from England in 1045 and for a long time thereafter lived at Bruges before going to Denmark[116]. She married secondly ([1031]) Harald Thorkilsen Jarl.

ERIK Haakonsson & his wife GUNHILD had one child:

  • i) BODIL Haakonsdotter m ULF Jarl in Denmark "Galicienfari", son of ---.

Source Project MedLands - http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORWEGIAN%20NOBILITY.htm#ErikHaakonssondied10231024

History

Håkon Eiriksson (died c. 1029-1030) was Earl of Lade and king of Norway as a vassal under Knut the Great.

Håkon Eiriksson was from a dynasty of Norwegian rulers in the eastern part of Trondheim, bordering the Trondheimsfjord. He was the son of Eirik Håkonson, ruler of Norway and earl of Northumbria. His mother is commonly believed to have been Gytha, a daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard and Sigrid the Haughty of Denmark and half-sister of King Knut .[1] After the Battle of Svolder, Eirik Håkonson, together with his brother Sveinn Hákonarson, became kings of Norway under Sweyn Forkbeard. In 1014 or 1015 Eirik Håkonson left Norway and joined Knut for his campaign in England. The north English earldom of Northumbria was given by Knut to Eirik after he had won control of the north. Eirik remained as earl of Northumbria until his death between 1023 and 1033.

As his father's successor in Norway, Håkon Eiriksson ruled as a Danish vassal from 1012 to 1015, with Einar Tambarskjelve as his aide and his uncle, Sveinn Hákonarson, holding some areas as a Swedish vassal. After some years' absence in England fighting the Danes, Olaf Haraldsson returned to Norway in 1015 and declared himself king, obtaining the support of the petty kings of the Uplands. In 1016, Olaf defeated Sveinn Hákonarson at the Battle of Nesjar. [2] After the victory of Olaf Haraldsson, Håkon fled to England where he was well received by King Knut and made Earl of Worcester. After the Battle of the Helgeå, Norwegian nobles rallied behind Knut. In 1028, Håkon Eiriksson returned as Knut's vassal ruler of Norway. Håkon died in a shipwreck in the Pentland Firth, between the Orkney Islands and the Scottish mainland, either late 1029 or early 1030.[3]

The last male descendant of the chariots was Eirik Earl's son Håkon Eiriksson (998-1029). Jarl. Born approx. 998. Died 1030. The governor of Norway 1028 - 1030. Håkon was deployed to govern his father's part of Norway when in 1015 he went to England to help e Knud the Mighty. Shortly afterwards, he was surprised by Olav the Holy, but kept his life and permission to go to England. In 1028 he was again inaugurated as Earl From Snorre Sturlasson: Olav the Saint's saga: ± 130. Knut the mighty, whom some call Knut the old, was king over both England and over D at that time. Knut the mighty was the son of Svein Tjugeskjegg Haraldsson. His family had been ruling Denmark for a long time. Harald Gormsson, grandfather of Knut, had taken Norway after the fall of Harald Gunnhildsson and had taken taxes from there and set Earl Håkon the mighty ten to rule the country. Svein danek King, son of Harald, had also ruled over Norway and had appointed Earl Eirik Håkonsson to govern the country. He and his brother Svein Håkonsson then prevailed upon land until Earl Eirik went west to England when Knut the mighty, his gull, sent messengers after him; he left his son Håkon Earl to rule in Norway, Håkon was the sister of Knu t the mighty, Eric's gull. But when Olav Digre came to Norway, he first took the Earl of Håkon, and dismissed him from the board, as has been written before. Then Håkon traveled to his uncle Knut, and he had been with him the whole time since we have come as far as here in the saga. ... A wedding was arranged, and possibly held, between Håkon and Gunhild, a sister of Ko Knud. Gunhild's father was a Vendean king. But when he went far out in the fall in a mission before King Knut traveled to the Orkney Islands, he lost in the Pentlandsfjord and perished. His bride (or widow) later married the Danish chieftain Harald, son of Torkel the High. Håkon is said to have left behind a daughter, Bothild. About Bodil, who was married to ± Galicia wolf, her name is precisely that her mother was Knud the Mighty's sister's daughter. Håkon was the last man on the line of men in Ladejarlsætten, and no one could any longer maintain his family's demands to the full extent. Head of state in Norway Håkon Eirikson ladjarl born 998 in Norway. Died 1029 in Norway. Source: www.familiekroeniken.dk. Ref .: W Betham: Genealogical Tables Tab. DCLXXXIX (689) ( it is just that her mother was Knud the Mighty's sister's daughter. Håkon was the last man on the line of men in Ladejarlsætten, and no one could any longer maintain his family's demands to the full extent. Head of state in Norway Håkon Eirikson ladjarl born 998 in Norway. Died 1029 in Norway. Source: www.familiekroeniken.dk. Ref .: W Betham: Genealogical Tables Tab. DCLXXXIX (689) ( it is just that her mother was Knud the Mighty's sister's daughter. Håkon was the last man on the line of men in Ladejarlsætten, and no one could any longer maintain his family's demands to the full extent. Head of state in Norway Håkon Eirikson ladjarl born 998 in Norway. Died 1029 in Norway.

Source: www.familiekroeniken.dk. Ref .: W Betham: Genealogical Tables Tab. DCLXXXIX (689) ()

Further Reading

Possibly false inferences about Håkon

  • Yakun, wikipedia was a Viking warlord who participiated in a battle at Kiev in 1024, Håkon Eiriksson was an earl in England, it's unlikely that he would be in Kiev. This Yakov is another person.

Fra Snorre Sturlasson: Olav den helliges saga:

±130. Knut den mektige, som noen kaller Knut den gamle, var konge både over England og over D anevelde på den tiden. Knut den mektige var sønn til Svein Tjugeskjegg Haraldsson. Hans ætt h adde rådd over Danmark i lange tider. Harald Gormsson, farfar til Knut, hadde tatt Norge ette r Harald Gunnhildssons fall og hadde tatt skatter derfra og satt Håkon jarl den mektige ti l å styre landet. Svein danekonge, sønn til Harald, hadde også rådd over Norge og hadde sat t Eirik Håkonsson jarl til å styre landet. Han og broren Svein Håkonsson rådde deretter lande t, inntil Eirik jarl dro vest til England da Knut den mektige, mågen hans, sendte bud etter h am; han satte sin sønn Håkon jarl etter seg til å styre i Norge, Håkon var søstersønn til Knu t den mektige, Eiriks måg. Men da så Olav Digre kom til Norge, tok han først Håkon jarl til f ange og avsatte ham fra styret, slik som før er skrevet. Da reiste Håkon til sin morbror Knut , og hos ham hadde han vært hele tiden siden til vi er kommet så langt som hit i sagaen. ... Det ble forberedt, og muligens holdt, bryllup mellom Håkon og Gunhild, en søsterdatter til ko ng Knud. Gunhilds far var en vendisk konge. Men da han langt ut på høsten i en sendeferd fo r kong Knut reiste til Orknøyene, forliste han i Pentlandsfjorden og omkom. Hans brud (elle r enke) ble senere gift med den danske høvding Harald, sønn til Torkel den høye. Håkon skal ha etterlatt seg en datter, Bothild. Om Bodil, som var gift med ±Galicieulv, hete r det nettopp at hennes mor var Knud den Mektiges søsterdatter. Håkon var den siste mann på mannslinjen i Ladejarlsætten, og ingen kunne lengre oppretthold e ættens krav i full utstrekning.

Sources

  • Statholder i Norge Håkon Eirikson ladejarl født 998 i Norge. Død 1029 i Norge.

Kilde : www.familiekroeniken.dk.

  • Genealogical tables of the sovereigns of the world, from the earliest to the present period; exhibiting in each table their immediate successors, collateral branches, and the duration of their respective reigns; so constructed as to form a series of chronology; and including the genealogy of many other personages and families distinguished in scared and profane history; particularly all the nobility of these kingdoms descended from princes, by Betham, William, 1749-1839.
  • Ref.: Mervyn Archdall: The Peerage of Ireland, Vol VII [1789] - a revised and enlarged version of John Lodges editon [1754] (https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=eYsUAAAAYAAJ&rdid=book-eYsUAAAAYAAJ&rdot=1). Gouldbrand, the fourth Hersa of Gouldbrandsdall, married Ingrida, a daughter of Sir Steen Arnison of Storkrim, an eminent Knight, and progenitor of the noble family of Sparre in Denmark and Sweden ; the issue of this marriage was one daughter, who married Hagen, Earl of Laden, and Protector of the kingdom of Norway.
  • Håkon Eiriksson i Norsk biografisk leksikon
  • Snorre Sturlasson: Heimskringla, Olav den helliges saga
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