Category: House of Munsö

Categories: European Noble Houses | Swedish Nobility


The House of Munsö is one of the names of a protohistoric Swedish dynasty. Its early members of the 8th or 9th century are legendary or semi-legendary, while its later scions of the 10th to 11th centuries are historical.

It is also known as the House of Ivar Vidfamne, the House of Uppsala, or simply the Old Dynasty. Munsö is the island where a barrow has been claimed to be the grave of Björn Ironside, a legendary founding member.

The sagas, such as the Hervarar saga, contain extensive information on this dynasty for as many as 10 generations, but although, some of the 9th-century kings are held to be historical, modern Swedish historiography begins it with the late 10th-century king, Eric the Victorious. The king Björn, who was the father of Eric the Victorious, according to the sagas, is not accepted as historical by critical historians, unlike another 10th-century king named Emund Eriksson who appears in the work of Adam of Bremen.

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Person Profiles (9)

850 Scandinavia (Sweden) - 900
abt 850 Scandinavia (Sweden) - abt 873
abt 868 Uppsala, Uppsala, Sverige - abt 956
abt 870 Scandinavia (Sweden)
abt 980 Scandinavia (Sweden) - abt 1020
abt 915 Scandinavia
abt 1000 Uppsala, Sweden - abt 1060
abt 830 Scandinavia (Sweden) - abt 876
abt 945 Scandinavia (Sweden) - abt 995




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