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To3 February 1014

Sweyn Forkbeard (Old Norse: Sveinn Tjúguskegg; Danish: Svend Tveskæg) was king of Denmark, England, and parts of Norway. His name appears as Swegen in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. He was the son of King Harald Bluetooth of Denmark, and the father of Cnut the Great.

In the mid-980s, Sweyn revolted against his father and seized the throne. Harald was driven into exile and died shortly afterwards in November 986 or 987. In 1000, with the allegiance of Trondejarl, Eric of Lade, Sweyn ruled most of Norway. In 1013, shortly before his death, he became the first Danish king of England after a long effort.

King Sweyn Forkbeard of Denmark reigned in...
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Sveinn Tjúguskegg (King Sweyn Forkbeard), first reign Norway 986 995
Svend Tveskæg (King Sweyn I Forkbeard) Denmark 986 3 February 1014
Sveinn Tjúguskegg (King Sweyn Forkbeard), second reign Norway 1000 3 February 1014
King Sweyn Forkbeard England, Anglo-Saxon 25 December 1013 3 February 1014