Information about King Sweyn II Estridsson of Denmark

King Sweyn II Estridsson of Denmark (1019 - 28 April 1074)

Sweyn II Estridsson (Old Norse: Sveinn Ástríðarson, Danish: Svend Estridsen) was King of Denmark from 1047 until his death in 1074. He was the son of Ulf Jarl and Estrid Svendsdatter. He was married three times, and fathered 20 children or more out of wedlock, including the five future kings Harald III Hen, Canute IV the Saint, Oluf I Hunger, Eric I Evergood, and Niels.

He was courageous in battle, but did not have much success as a military commander. His skeleton reveals that he was a tall, powerfully built man who walked with a limp.

King Sweyn II Estridsson of Denmark reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
Svend 2. Estridsen (King Sweyn II Estridsson) Flag of Denmark Denmark 25 October 1047 28 April 1074
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