Information about King Sweyn III of Denmark

King Sweyn III of Denmark (1125 - 23 October 1157)

Sweyn III Grathe (Danish: Svend III Grathe) was the King of Denmark between 1146 and 1157, in shifting alliances with Canute V and his own cousin Valdemar I. In 1157, the three agreed a tripartition of Denmark. Sweyn attempted to kill his rivals at the peace banquet, and was subsequently defeated by Valdemar I at the Battle of Grathe Heath and killed.

King Sweyn III of Denmark reigned in...
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Svend 3. Grathe (King Sweyn III) Flag of Denmark Denmark 1146 23 October 1157
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