Olaf II of Denmark (December 1370 – 3 August 1387) was King of Denmark as Olaf II (though occasionally referred to as Olaf III) from 1376 and King of Norway as Olaf IV from 1380 until his death. Olaf was the son of Queen Margaret I of Denmark and King Haakon VI of Norway, and grandson of kings Magnus IV of Sweden and Valdemar IV of Denmark .
Olaf II Haakonsson(1370 – 3 August 1387)was King of Denmarkas Olaf II (1376–1387) and King of Norwayas Olaf IV(1380–1387). Olaf was son of King Haakon VI of Norwayand the grandson of King Magnus IV of Sweden. His mother was Queen Margaret I of Denmarkwhich made him the grandson of King Valdemar IV of Denmark.
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Oluf II of Denmark → Olaf II of Denmark — Olaf is the English translation of the Norwegian Olav and the Danish Oluf, also Olaf I of Denmark, Olaf III of Norway, Olaf II of Norway, Olaf I of Norway is under Olaf not Oluf or Olav.--Queen Elizabeth II's Little Spy 22:33, 12 December 2010 (UTC) The way to keep out of national rivalries is to follow what English does, no matter what it is. Olaf, please. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 23:44, 12 December 2010 (UTC) Support for reasons given above ...
Olaf II Haraldsson, later known as Saint Olaf, was King of Norway from 1015 to 1028. Son of Harald Grenske, a petty king in Vestfold, Norway, he was posthumously given the title Rex Perpetuus Norvegiae and canonised at Nidaros by Bishop Grimkell, one year after his death in the Battle of Stiklestad on 29 July 1030. His remains were enshrined in Nidaros Cathedral, built over his burial site. His sainthood encouraged the widespread adoption of Christianity by Scandinavia's Vikings/Norsemen. Pope A
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When his grandfather Valdemar IV of Denmark died, Olaf was just five years old. He was proclaimed king of Denmark by a Danehof in Slagelse the following year. His mother, Queen Margaret, was to serve as regent due to his young age. His proclamation included the title "true heir of Sweden" added at his mother's insistence since his paternal grandfather, Magnus IV, had been king of Sweden until forced to abdicate. Olaf was hailed as king in Scania, including the towns controlled by the Hanseatic league since the Treaty of Stralsund in 1370. Queen Margaret signed a coronation charteron behalf of Olaf, who was too young to rule until he came of age at fifteen. In the charter Olaf agreed to meet with the Danehof at least once a year and return properties his grandfather Valdemar IV had confiscated during his reign. Olaf became king of Norway on his father's death in 1380. Even when Olaf reached his majority in 1385, his mother ruled through him. With his ascent to the Norwegian throne, D...
Olaf died unexpectedly at Falsterbohus in August 1387 at age 16. He was buried at Sorø Abbey on the Danish island of Zealand where his grandfather and, later, his mother, were also buried. Rumors immediately arose that Olaf had been poisoned. Following her son's death, Margaret united all three Scandinavian kingdoms in a personal union. After Olaf, no Norwegian king was to be born on Norwegian soil for more than 550 years, until Harald V in 1937. Olaf's death was also the end of the male line of the House of Bjelbo in Sweden. In 1402 he was impersonated by the False Olaf.
Albrectsen, Esben Danmark-Norge 1380–1814. B. 1 Fællesskabet bliver til : 1380–1536(Danske historiske forening. 1981)