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Greve af Nørre Halland Niels Valdemarsøn

Also Known As: "Niels", "Count of Halland"
Death: 1218 (18-34)
Sverige (Sweden)
Immediate Family:

Son of Valdemar II "The Victorious", King of Denmark and N.N.
Husband of Oda von Schwerin
Father of Niels II (Nicolaus) Nielsen, Count of Halland
Half brother of Valdemar den Unge, Konge af Danmark; Erik IV Plovpenning, Konge af Danmark; Sophie Valdemarsdatter af Danmark; Abel Valdemarsen, Konge af Danmark; Christopher I, King of Denmark and 2 others

Occupation: Greve Halland, Graf of Halland
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About Niels Valdemarsen, Count of Halland


Niels Valdemarsson, Duke of Halland


Niels var faderns oäkte son. Han blev hertig av Halland.

Nedan från I.Graf von Halland (1216-1218/19)Graf von Schwerin-Wittenburg---------------------------- 1218/19Einziger Sohn des Königs Waldemar II. der Sieger von Dänemark aus seiner 1. Ehe mit Richza von Sachsen, Tochter von Herzog Heinrich dem Löwenum 1217/18oo Ida von Schwerin, Tochter und Erbin von Günzel II. zu Wittenburg-Kinder:Niels II.- 1251

Nedan från Valdemarsen (-[1218/19]).

The Annales Ryenses name "Nicolao filio illegitimo [Waldemari Regis]" specifying that his father granted him "comitatum Hallandiæ"[449].

Count of Halland 1218. m (1217) ODA von Schwerin, daughter of GÜNZEL II Graf von Schwerin & his wife Oda --- (-[1218/19]). Heiress of ½ Schwerin.a) NIELS ([1218]-1251, bur Sorø). Count of Halland.

The Annales Ryenses record the death in 1251 of "comes Nicolaus"[450]. m as her first husband, CECILIE Jensdatter [Galen], daughter of JENS Jakobsen [Galen] & his wife Adelheid Gräfin von Dassel. She married secondly (1252) R. Anders Olufsen [Glug] (-1270).i) NIELS (-1271).ii) ANDERS.iii) JAKOB (-1308).

The Annales Lubicenses record that "Iacobus" obtained the "cometiam Hallandiæ" in 1283[451]. Count of Halland.(a) NIELS III (-murdered 1314). Count of Halland.(b) VALDEMAR (-murdered 1314). Count of Halland.(c) EUPHEMIA . m HENNING I von Putbus (-1351/2).iv) CÆCILIA . m TYGE Thorstensen.

Name: Niels av Halland

Sex: M

Death: 1218/19

Reference Number: gorm 192

Note: Nevnes som greve av Halland.

Father: Valdemar II Sejr b: 28 JUN 1170

Mother: *ukjent utenomekteskapelig

Marriage 1 Oda von Schwerin

Married: CA. 1217


Niels II av Halland b: CA. 1218


Niels Valdemarsen, Count of Halland, Nikolaus, (died 1218) was Count of Halland from 1216 until his death in 1218. He was a natural son of King Valdemar II of Denmark by an unknown mistress.

In 1217, Niels married Oda of Schwerin, a daughter of Gunzelin I, Count of Schwerin. As a result of the marriage, half the county of Schwerin was pledged as security to Niels until her dowry could be paid.

Niels died already in 1218, his widow in 1220. They were survived by a son, Niels, Count of Northern Halland. Disputes over his claims to the German territories pledged to his father, led to the capture of his grandfather Valdemar II in 1223 by Henry, Count of Schwerin.


Johannes Steenstrup: "Niels, Greve af Halland", Dansk biografisk leksikon, XII. Bind. Münch-Peirup, 1898, p. 202.

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