Harald II of Denmark

Harald II of Denmark
King of Denmark
Reign 1014–1018
Predecessor Sweyn I Forkbeard
Successor Cnut the Great
Father Sweyn I Forkbeard
Mother Gunhild of Wenden
Died 1018

Harald II of Denmark (died 1018) was King of Denmark from 1014 to 1018. He was the eldest son of Sweyn I of Denmark and Gunhilda, and was regent while his father was fighting Ethelred the Unready in England. He inherited the Danish throne in 1014, and held it while his brother, the later king Cnut the Great conquered England. After his death in 1018, he was succeeded by Cnut the Great. Little detail is known about Harald II.

Harald II
Born: c. 980s Died: 1018
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sweyn Forkbeard
King of Denmark
1014–1018
Succeeded by
Canute the Great

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