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Information about reign: Gorm den Gamle (King Gorm the Old)

CountryDenmark
From936
To958
Personal InformationKing Gorm the Old of Denmark (900 - 958)
Description

Gorm the Old (Danish: Gorm den Gamle, Old Norse: Gormr gamli, Latin: Gormus Vetus), also called Gorm the Languid (Danish: Gorm Løge, Gorm den Dvaske), was the first historically recognized ruler of Denmark, reigning from c.  936 to his death c.  958.

He ruled from Jelling, and made the oldest of the Jelling Stones in honour of his wife Thyra. Gorm was born before 900 and died c.  958.