Sweyn

/sweɪn/ (say swayn)

noun
c. 960–1014, king of Denmark and conqueror of England.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • sweyn — sweyn, sweyne obs. ff. swain, swine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sweyn I — or Sweyn Forkbeard died Feb. 3, 1014, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Eng. King of Denmark (с 987–1014) and Viking conqueror of Norway and England. He rebelled against his father, Harald Bluetooth (987), chasing him from Denmark. With Swedish and… …   Universalium

  • Sweyn I — [sven; svān] (also Sven [sven]) (died 1014), king of Denmark c.985 1014; known as Sweyn Forkbeard. From 1003, he launched a series of attacks on England, finally causing Ethelred the Unready to flee to Normandy at the end of 1013. Sweyn then… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sweyn Forkbeard — Sweyn I Forkbeard Old Norse: Sveinn Tjúguskegg Danish: Svend Tveskæg Norwegian: Svein Tjugeskjegg Swedish: Sven Tveskägg King of Denmark, Norway, and England King of Denmark …   Wikipedia

  • Sweyn II of Denmark — Sweyn II Estridsson Ulfsson. (c. 1019 ndash; April 28, 1074 or 1076) was the King of Denmark from 1047 until his death. He was the son of Ulf Thorgilsson and Estrid Margarete Svendsdatter, daughter of Sweyn I of Denmark and sister of Canute the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sweyn Asleifsson — (1115 1171) (o Sveinn) fue un fue un conocido mercenario y pirata vikingo de Caithness, Escocia a principios del siglo XII. Hijo de Olaf Hrolfsson y su esposa Asleif.[1] Contenido 1 Vida 2 Muerte …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sweyn Asleifsson — Sweyn Asleifsson, Orcadian adventurer and pirate, c. 1115 1171.Early careerSweyn (or Sveinn) was born in Caithness in the early twelfth century, to Olaf Hrolfsson and his wife Asleif. According to the Orkneyinga Saga, he came to prominence when… …   Wikipedia

  • Sweyn Godwinson — (altenglisch: Swegen Gōdwines sunu; * um 1020; † 1052) war der älteste Sohn von Earl Godwin von Wessex und Bruder des Königs Harald II.. 1043 erhielt Sweyn eine Grafschaft (Earldom), die aus Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sweyn the Crusader — (in Danish: Svend Korsfarer (IPA2|sven kɔ:sfɑ:ə), c. 1050 in Denmark 1097 in Turkey) was a Danish crusader. He was a son of the Danish king Sweyn Estridsen, and husband of Florine of Burgundy. He is famous for his participation in the First… …   Wikipedia

  • Sweyn Godwinson — Sweyn (Old English: Swegen) Godwinson (c. 1023 1052) was the eldest son of Earl Godwin of Wessex, and brother of Harold II of England. Early life It is estimated that Swegen was born about 1023, and he must have been made Earl of Hereford about… …   Wikipedia

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