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Encyclopedia > Haakon III of Norway

Haakon III (Håkon Sverreson) was a king of Norway from 1202-1204. His brief reign saw the resurrection of the opposing Bagler party. He died on 1 January 1204 in Bergen, having been born sometime in 1170's. This article is a list of rulers of Norway up until the present, including: The Norwegian kingdom (with the Faroe Islands) The Union with Iceland and Greenland (1262-1814) The Norwegian kingdom (with Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands 1262-1814) The Union of Sweden and Norway (1319-1343) The... Events August 1 - Arthur of Brittany captured in Mirebeau, north of Poitiers Beginning of the Fourth Crusade. ... // Events February - Byzantine emperor Alexius IV is overthrown in a revolution, and Alexius V is proclaimed emperor. ... The Bagler faction which was made up of aristocracy, clergy and merchants contested with the Birkebeiners, essentially a faction of peasants, led by the pretender King Sverre, for control in a Norwegian civil war during the late 12th century. ...


He was born as the second illegitimate son of the future king Sverre, then a Faroese adventurer, by his concubine Astrid Roesdatter.


He succeeded his father king Sverre on his death 9 March 1202, picked by the hird meeting in Nidaros and proclaimed at Øyratinget later in the Spring. Events August 1 - Arthur of Brittany captured in Mirebeau, north of Poitiers Beginning of the Fourth Crusade. ...


He invited the exiled bishops to return to Norway and made overtures towards bagler party. An agreement?


His early death was suspected as poisoning.


Haakon Sverresson was not married, but he is claimed to have sired a son to Inga of Varteig. The child was born in Hamar after the death of the putative father. The child, named after father, later became the king Haakon IV. In Summer 1218, Inga underwent a trial by ordeal (bore iron) in Bergen to show the paternity of her son. Trial by ordeal is a judicial practice by which the guilt or innocence of the accused is determined by subjecting them to a painful task. ...


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 rule 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:
Sverre Sigurdsson
King of Norway
1202-1204
Succeeded by:
Guttorm Sigurdsson


Sverre I (Sverrir Sigurdsson) (1149? - 1202) was a king of Norway from 1184-1202. ... This article is a list of rulers of Norway up until the present, including: The Norwegian kingdom (with the Faroe Islands) The Union with Iceland and Greenland (1262-1814) The Norwegian kingdom (with Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands 1262-1814) The Union of Sweden and Norway (1319-1343) The... Guttorm Sigurdsson was king of Norway in 1204. ...


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Haakon IV of Norway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1248 words)
She claimed he was the illegitimate son of Håkon III of Norway, the leader of the birkebeiner faction in the ongoing civil war against the bagler.
Håkon was born in territory which was controlled by the bagler faction, and his mother's claim that he was a birkebeiner royal son placed them both in a very dangerous position.
In 1263 a dispute with the Scottish king concerning the Hebrides, a Norwegian possession, induced Haakon to undertake an expedition to the west of Scotland.
Anetavle of Ketil 'Ken' Nygaard (7582 words)
Magnus III Barefoot of Norway was born circa 1073 in Norway and died on 24 Aug 1103 in Ulster/Connaugt, Ireland.
Olav III Kyrre of Norway was born circa 1050 in Norway and died on 22 Sep 1093 in Hakeby, Tanum, Bohuslan, Sweden.
Harald III "Hardråde" Sigurdsson was born in 1015 in Ringerike, Buskerud, Norway.
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