Father – Gorm the Old
Mother – Thyra Danebod
Spouse – Gunhilda, Gyrid, Tove
Children – Thyra (b. c958), Sweyn Forkbeard (960 – 1014), Hakon (b. c961), Gunhilda (b. c961)
King of Denmark – 958 – 986
Predecessor – Gorm the Old 936 – 958
Successor – Sweyn I Forkbeard 986 – 1014
Harald Bluetooth, was born to King Gorm the Old of Denmark and his wife, Thyra in Jelling. He possibly gained the nickname bluetooth due to a conspicuous rotten tooth.
Harald married Gunhilda. No details of her parentage or previous life exist.
Harald became ruler of Denmark when his father died.
A daughter, Thyra, was born to Harald and Gunhilda.
Harald converted to Christianity.
A son, Sweyn
, known as Forkbeard, was born to Harald and Gunhilda.
A son, Hakon was born to Harald and Gunhilda.
After 961 (around)
A daughter, Gunhilda, was born to Harald and Gunhilda.
Harald took the throne of Norway when Harald Greycloak was assassinated.
Harald married Tove of the Obotrites, daughter of Mistivir.
Harald lost control of Norway.
Harald married Gyrid Olafsdottir of Sweden.
The Danish Vikings
made raids on Chester and Southampton.
The Danish Viking made raids on Devon and Cornwall.
The Danish Viking made raids on Dorset.
Harald’s son, Sweyn Forkbeard took leadership of the Vikings from his father, Harald Bluetooth
Harald Bluetooth died in Jomsborg.
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Harvard Reference for this page:
Heather Y Wheeler. (2018 – 2020). Harald Bluetooth King of Denmark 910 – 986. https://www.thetimelinegeek.com/harald-bluetooth-king-of-denmark-910-986/