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Encyclopedia > Haakon V of Norway
Burial site of Håkon V in Oslo

Haakon V Magnusson (1270 - May 8, 1319) was king of Norway from 1299 until 1319. He was married to Eufemia of Rügen, and father to Ingeborg Håkonsdotter who married duke Eric Magnusson of Sweden. He is considered to be the last Norwegian king in the Fairhair dynasty. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 1876 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Haakon V of Norway ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 1876 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Haakon V of Norway ... For broader historical context, see 1270s and 13th century. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... Events Magnus VII ascends the throne of Norway and unites the country with Sweden. ... Events Osman I declares the independence of the Ottoman Principality The County of Holland is annexed by the County of Hainaut April 1, 1299 Kings Towne on the River Hull granted city status by Royal Charter of King Edward I of England. ... Events Magnus VII ascends the throne of Norway and unites the country with Sweden. ... Eric Magnusson was the son of Magnus LadulÃ¥s and queen Helvig. ...


He was the younger surviving son of Magnus the Lawgiver, King of Norway, and his wife Ingeborg of Denmark. He succeeded when his older brother king Eric died heirless. Magnus Lagabøte (lit. ...


Through his mother (who was daughter of Jutta of Saxony, herself a descendant of Ulvhild of Norway, duchess of Saxony), Haakon descended from king St Olav, Olav II of Norway. Olav II Haraldsson ( 995 – 1030), king from 1015–1028, called during his lifetime the Fat and afterwards known as Saint Olaf, was born in the year in which Olaf Tryggvesson came to Norway. ...


During his reign he revived his brother's war policy against Denmark but 1309 he finally concluded a peace that in general was the end of Danish-Norwegian wars. In domestic matters he energetically and successfully tried to limit the power of the magnates and to strengthen the king's power.


Haakon was succeeded by his infant grandson, the Swedish prince Magnus.

Preceded by:
Eirik II Magnusson
King of Norway
1299–1319
Succeeded by:
Magnus VII Eiriksson

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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Haakon IV of Norway (1753 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.
Haakon was confirmed as king of Norway, as a direct heir of King Håkon Sverresson, king Inge's predeccor.
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.
Norway (1032 words)
Norway was a nonbelligerent during World War I, but as a result of the German invasion and occupation during World War II, Norwegians generally became skeptical of the concept of neutrality and turned instead to collective security.
Norway was one of the signers of the North Atlantic Treaty in 1949 and was a founding member of the United Nations.
Norway straddles the North Atlantic Ocean for its entire length, bound by three different seas: the North Sea to the southwest and its large inlet the Skagerak[?] to the south, the Norwegian Sea to the west and the Barents Sea to the northeast.
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