Tove of the Obotrites

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Tove of the Obotrites
Queen consort of Denmark
Reign970s ?
PredecessorGunhild ?
SuccessorGyrid Olafsdottir of Sweden
SpouseHarald Bluetooth
HouseHouse of Denmark (by marriage)
FatherPrince Mistivir of the Obotrites
Sønder Vissing Runestone, raised by Tove in memory of her mother.

Tove of the Obotrites, also called Tova, Tofa or Thora, (10th century) was a Slavic princess and a Danish Viking Age queen consort, the spouse of King Harald Bluetooth.

ᛏᚢᚠᛅ[1] (Tofa) was the daughter of Prince Mistivir of the Obotrites, a region also known as Wendland. She married King Harald probably around 970. It is not known whether she had any children or not, though some speculation has surrounded her as Sveyn Forkbeard's mother[2]. She had the Sønder Vissing Runestone carved in memory of her mother.


  • Danska runinskrifter, DR 55 (MJy 98)
  1. ^ "Runes".
  2. ^ "Den Store Dansk".
Tove of the Obotrites
Born: 10th century
Preceded by
Gunhild ?
Queen consort of Denmark
970s ?
Succeeded by
Gyrid Olafsdottir of Sweden