Gyrid of Sweden

Gyrid of Sweden
Queen consort of Denmark
Reign 952–970
Spouse Harald I of Denmark
House House of Munsö (by birth)
House of Denmark (by marriage)
Father Olof Björnsson
Mother Ingeborg 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

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

Gyrid of Sweden
Born: 10th century
Preceded by
Thyra
(Queen consort)
Royal consort of Denmark
(Queen consort)
952–970
Succeeded by
Tove of the Obotrites
(Queen consort)


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