Sweyn I of Denmark facts for kids
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|King of Denmark, England, and Norway|
|Reign||986-3 February 1014 (Denmark)
999- 2 February 1014 (Norway)
1013-3 February 1014 (England)
|Died||3 February 1014
|Spouse||Gunhild of Wenden
Sigrid the Haughty (?)
Sweyn's father was Harald Bluetooth, King of Denmark. Sweyn invaded England many times between 990 and 1013, when his army took control of London on Christmas day. Sweyn briefly became King of England until he died 40 days later on 3 February 1014 after being hurt in a fall from his horse.
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