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Haakon II Sigurdsson (Herdebrei - Eng. "broad-shouldered"), king of Norway from 1157 until 1162. An illegitimate son of Sigurd Munn, he succeeded his uncle Øystein II, and was killed by Erling Skakke at Sekken in Romsdalen on July 7 1162. Events Births September 8 - King Richard I of England (died 1199) Leopold V of Austria (died 1194) Hojo Masako, wife of Minamoto no Yoritomo (died 1225) Deaths August 21 - Alfonso VII, king of Castile (born 1105) Agnes of Babenberg, daughter of Leopold III of Austria Sweyn III of Denmark Yury... // Events June 3 - Thomas Becket consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury. ... Sigurd II (1133–1155) was the son of Harald Gille, king of Norway and his mistress Tora Guttormsdottir. ... Øystein Haraldson (died 1157), son of king Harald IV of Norway. ... Erling Skakke, the son of Kyrpinga-Orm, was a Norwegian strongman and earl during the 13th century. ... Romsdal is the name of a valley and landscape in mid-Norwegian county Møre og Romsdal. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ...


The civil wars period of Norwegian history lasted from 1130 to 1217. During this period there were several interlocked conflicts of varying scale and intensity. The background for these conflicts were the unclear Norwegian succession laws, social conditions and the struggle between Church and King. There were then two main parties, firstly known by varying names or no names at all, but finally condensed into parties of Bagler and Birkebeiner. The rallying point regularly was a royal son, who was set up as the head figure of the party in question, to oppose the ruke of king from the contesting party. According to traditional Icelandic sagas, the Nor in Norway is from king Nor Thorrasson, who after founding his sister went home to his territory. ... Events February 13 - Innocent II is elected pope An antipope schism occurs when Roger II of Sicily supports Anacletus II as pope instead of Innocent II. Innocent flees to France and Anacletus crowns Roger King. ... Events April 9 - Peter of Courtenay crowned emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople at Rome, by Pope Honorius III May 20 - First Barons War, royalist victory at Lincoln. ... Introduction Succession laws are used for determining who will be the next heir to the throne of a kingdom, principality, etc. ...

Preceded by:
Øystein II
King of Norway
1157-1162
Succeeded by:
Magnus V

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