King of Denmark Harald Blaatand

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  • Name Harald Blaatand 
    Prefix King of Denmark 
    Born Abt 910 
    Gender Male 
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    Died 1 Nov 987  Jomsborg, DenmarkFind all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I1495  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2018 

    Father King of Denmark Gorm den Gamle
              b. Abt 850
              d. 958, Jelling Sogn, Tørrild Herred, Vejle Amt, Danmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 108 years) 
    Mother Queen of Denmark Thyra Danebod
              b. Abt 844
              d. Abt 935  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Family ID F584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Queen of Denmark Gunnhild
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. King of Denmark Svend I. Tveskaeg
              b. Abt 965, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Feb 1014, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2008 
    Family ID F585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Queen Of Denmark Gyrithe Olafsdatter
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Queen of Norway Thyra Haraldsdatter
              b. Abt 947
              d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2008 
    Family ID F586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    King Harald Blaatand (Harold Bluetooth)
    King Harald Blaatand (Harold Bluetooth)

  • Notes 
    • Harald Blaatand was born in Denmark about 910 and died on 1st November 987 in Jomsborg, Denmark. He married Gunhild, Queen of Denmark and Gyrithe Olafsdatter, Queen of Denmark. His offspring are Svend I Tveskæg King of Denmark born about 965 and Thyra Haraldsdatter Queen of Norway born about 947.

      From Wikipedia:

      Harald Bluetooth Gormson (Danish: Harald Blåtand, Old Norse: Haraldr blátönn, Norwegian: Harald Blåtann, German: Harald Blauzahn), was born 911, the son of King Gorm the Old, king of Jutland (i.e. pensinsular Denmark) and of Thyra (a.k.a. Thyre Danebod) a supposed daughter of Harald Klak, Jarl of Jutland, or daughter of a noblemen of S¢nderjylland who is supposed to have been kindly disposed towards Christianity. He died in 986 having ruled as King of Denmark from around 958 and king of Norway for a few years probably around 970. Some sources state that he was forcefully deposed by his son Sweyn as king.

      His biography is summed up by this runic inscription from the Jelling stones: "Harald, king, bade these memorials to be made after Gorm, his father, and Thyra, his mother. The Harald who won the whole of Denmark and Norway and turned the Danes to Christianity."

      "Bluetooth" now more commonly refers to the Bluetooth wireless specification designed to enable cable-free connections between computers, mobile phones, PDAs, printers and other electronic equipment. The Bluetooth logo consists of the Nordic runes for his initials, H and B.