Gyrid of Sweden

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Gyrid of Sweden
Queen consort of Denmark
Reign980s
SpouseHarald I of Denmark
HouseHouse of Munsö (by birth)
House of Denmark (by marriage)
FatherOlof Björnsson
MotherIngeborg Thrandsdotter

Gyrid Olafsdottir of Sweden (also Gyrithe Olafsdottir or Gunnhild) was a 10th-century Swedish princess and a Danish queen consort as the spouse of King Harald Bluetooth of Denmark.

Biography[edit]

Gyrid was the daughter of King Olof Björnsson of Sweden and Queen Ingeborg Thrandsdotter.

According to several sagas, her brother, Prince Styrbjörn Starke, accompanied her to Denmark in order to arrange her marriage to Harald Bluetooth. Styrbjörn Starke in turn married Tyra (Tyri Haraldsdatter), who was a daughter of Harald Bluetooth.

After the death of King Harald (986 or 987 CE), nothing more is recorded about Gyrid.

Sagas[edit]

Gyrid of Sweden
Born: 10th century
Preceded by
Tove of the Obotrites
Royal consort of Denmark
980s
Succeeded by
Gunhild of Wenden ?