King Harold Blatand DENMARK, I
- Born: Abt 910-920, , , Denmark
- Christened: Abt 960
- Died: 1 Nov 987
Other names for Harold were "Blue Tooth", Harald, DENMARK King, Blastand and GORMSSON.
Ancestral File Number: HRZD-4F. User ID: 9681767620.
"Blue-Tooth", King of DENMARK Reigned 936/940-985/986.
Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p82: "339Y Harold Blastand `Blue Tooth', King of Denmark, (S of 330, F of 340); united Norway and Sweden under his rule; baptized about 960; murdered by a peasant in 981."
Kings and Queens of Europe, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1989: "Harald I Blatand, Son of Gorm, King of Danmark 940-986, Died Abt 986."
Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Harald II Bluetooth King of Denmark Died 986."
Wall Chartof World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, Denmark 936: "Harold II, King of Denmark 936-985, The Blue-Tooth..."
From Alfred to Henry III 871-1272, Christopher Brooke, 1961, Norton Library History of England, p61: "More than one ofthe Icelandic sagas describes the legend of how Harold Bluetooth, Swein's father, had built a great fortress at Jomsborg, near the mouth of the Oder, on the German mainland...The leaders of these troops in the fortress included Thorkell the Tall, and Swein himself... Clearly a large professional army existed in the time of Swein; and this formidable force would have daunted a more capable warrior than Ethelred..."
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Harold married Queen Gyrithe Olafsdotter DENMARK, daughter of King Olof Bjornsson SWEDEN and Ingeberg THRANDSDOTTER. (Queen Gyrithe Olafsdotter DENMARK was born about 905 in , , Sweden.)