Helena of Sweden

Helena of Sweden
Queen consort of Danmark
Reign 1156–1157
Spouse Canute V of Denmark
Father Sverker I of Sweden

Helena (or Elin) Sverkersdotter of Sweden, (1130s – fl. 1158), was a medieval Swedish princess and Danish queen, Queen consort of King Canute V of Denmark.

Biography

Helena, or Elin as she was also called, was born daughter of King Sverker I of Sweden. The date of her birth is not known, neither is her mother; it could be Sverker's first spouse, or Queen Ulvhild.

In 1156, she left Sweden and was married to king Canute V of Denmark. In 1157, Canute was murdered, and Helena returned to Sweden. In 1158, she entered Vreta Abbey, where her sister Ingegerd was a nun.

Succession

Helena of Sweden
Born: 1130s Died: after 1157
Preceded by
Adela of Meissen
(Queen consort)
Royal Consort of Denmark
(Queen consort)
1156–1157
Succeeded by
Sofia of Minsk
(Queen consort)

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