Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Olaf II Bjornsson, of Sweden

Male 885 - 975  (90 years)


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  • Name Olaf II Bjornsson 
    Suffix of Sweden 
    Born 885  Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala Lan, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History King of the Svear
    Olaf Björnsson (reigned c. 970 – c.975) was a semi-legendary Swedish king who was referenced in several Old Norse Sagas including Hervarar saga, Saga of Harald Fairhair and the Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa.

    Olaf was the son of Björn Eriksson who ruled as king of Sweden. After the death of their father, Olaf ruled jointly with his brother Eric the Victorious (Swedish: Erik Segersäll). By his queen Ingeborg Thrandsdotter, he was the father of Styrbjörn Starke and Gyrid, queen consort of King Harald Bluetooth. He died of poison during a meal. Poisoned, Fyrisval, Uppland, Sweden, he was 79 years old.
    Eric, instead of proclaiming his nephew Styrbjörn co-ruler, proclaimed his own unborn son to be co-ruler. This son ruled as King Olaf Skötkonung.  [1
    Died 975  Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala Lan, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Plain of Fyrisvellir, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala Lan, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I735  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2017 

    Father King Beorn III, of Sweden,   bur. Hagadalen (Haga Valley), Uppsala, Upplala kommun, Uppsala, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ingeborg Thrandsdottir, av Sula Bjornsson,   b. Sula kommune, More og Romsdal fylke, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala Lan, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Gynrithe Olafsdottir, of Denmark,   b. 919, Kronobert, Hallefors kommun, Orebro Ian, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1022, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 103 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/144172034/olaf_ii-bjornsson-of_sweden.