Information about King Gorm the Old of Denmark

King Gorm the Old of Denmark (900 - 958)

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.

King Gorm the Old of Denmark reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
Gorm den Gamle (King Gorm the Old) Flag of Denmark Denmark 936 958
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