Ingegerd of Norway

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Ingegerd Haraldsdotter
Queen consort of Denmark
Tenure 1086–1095
Queen consort of Sweden
Tenure 1105–1118
Born c. 1046
Died c. 1120
Spouse Olaf I of Denmark
Philip of Sweden
Issue Ulvhild of Denmark
Dynasty Hardrada
Father Harald Hardrada
Mother Elisiv of Kiev

Ingegerd Haraldsdotter (Old Norse: Ingigerðr Haraldsdóttir, c. 1046 – c. 1120) was a Norwegian princess who, by her successive marriages, became Queen of Denmark and later Queen of Sweden. Her husbands were Olaf I of Denmark (died 1095) and Philip of Sweden (died 1118).[1]

Biography[edit]

Ingegerd Haraldsdotter was the daughter of King Harald Hardrada of Norway and Elisiv of Kiev and thereby the great granddaughter of King Olof Skötkonung of Sweden and the granddaughter of Yaroslav the Wise, Grand Prince of Kiev. She was first married to Prince Olof of Denmark, in approximately 1067, in a marriage arranged as a part of the peace treaty between Denmark and Norway; to further strengthen the alliance, Olof's half-sister, Ingerid of Denmark, married King Olav Kyrre, who was the brother of Queen Ingegerd.[2] Ingegerd became queen of Denmark when Olof became king in 1086.

After his death in 1095, the queen dowager traveled to Sweden, where she married King Inge the Elder's nephew Philip in 1095 or 1096. He became king in 1105, making her queen a second time. There is no known issue from the second marriage. She was widowed in 1118. The years of her birth and death are not confirmed, but she is known to have survived her second spouse.

Family and children[edit]

  • First married to King Olaf I of Denmark, children:
    • Princess Ulvhild Olavsdatter of Denmark[3]
  • Second married to King Philip of Sweden, no known issue.[4]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  • Lars O. Lagerqvist (1982). Sverige och dess regenter under 1.000 år(Sweden and its rulers during 1000 years) (in Swedish). Albert Bonniers Förlag AB. ISBN 91-0-075007-7.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ingegerd was born to Harald and Ellisif -1046". Harald Hardrada Timeline. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "Olav 3 Haraldsson Kyrre", Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ "Olaf I Hunger Svendsen Konge af Danmark". toveogflemming.dk. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "konung Filip". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved May 20, 2016.

Succession[edit]

Ingegerd Haraldsdotter
Born: 1046 Died: 1120
Danish royalty
Preceded by
Adela of Flanders
Queen consort of Denmark
1086–1095
Succeeded by
Boedil Thurgotsdatter
Swedish royalty
Preceded by
Helena
Queen consort of Sweden
1105–1118
Succeeded by
Ragnhild