Olof the Brash

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Olaf the Brash
Legendary kings of Denmark
Reign c. 900
Predecessor Helgi
Successor Gyrd and Gnupa
Born 9th century
Religion Norse paganism

Olaf, according to the Danish king Sweyn Estridson and Adam of Bremen, was a Swedish chieftain who conquered Denmark c. 900 and founded the House of Olaf. He may have overthrown king Helgi, mentioned by Adam of Bremen.

He had the sons Gyrd and Gnupa, who ruled together according to Swedish tradition. Gnupa had the son Torkel Knutsson[citation needed] and Sigtrygg Gnupasson who is mentioned on the two Sigtrygg Runestones (DR2 and DR4) erected by his mother after his death.