"He died in battle" Olaf II, also called St. Olaf (995-1030), king of Norway ( 1015-28). A Viking (full name Olaf Haraldsson), he was converted to Christianity in Rouen, Normandy, in the service of the exiled King Ethelred II of England. He returned to Norway in 1015 and, as a descendant of King Harold I, quickly won recognition, displacing the ruling earls. He introduced a strong central administration, completed the conversion of the Norwegians begun by Olaf I, and built churches throughout the land. Many local chieftains, alienated by Olaf's domineering ways, sided with Canute II, king of Denmark and England, when he invaded Norway in 1028; Olaf was compelled to take refuge with his brother-in-law, Grand Duke Yaroslav of Novgorod. Returning with a force to Norway in 1030, he was defeated by a peasant army and killed at the Battle of Stiklestad. Olaf was subsequently worshiped as Norway' s patron saint and was canonized in 1164. He was also revered throughout Scandinavia and in England, Germany, and the Baltic countries. His feast day is July 29. "Olaf II," Microsoft( R) Encarta( R) 98 Encyclopedia. (c) 1 993-19 97 Microsoft Corporation . All rights reserved.
The problem points (points of broken genealogy) in the medieval royal lineage in the so-called Fairhair dynasty are:
KING OF NORWAY 1015 TO 1028 Saint Olav II Haraldsson, King of Norway b. 995, d. 1030
Saint Olav II Haraldsson, King of Norway was born in 995. He was the son of Harald Grenske, King of Westfold and Asta Gudbransdotter. He married Astrid (?), daughter of Olof Skötkonung, King of Sweden and Astrid (?), in 1019. He died in 1030, killed.1 He was also known as Alvhild. He succeeded to the title of King Olav II of Norway circa 1016.1 Child of Saint Olav II Haraldsson, King of Norway and Astrid (?) Wulfhild (?) d. 1071 Child of Saint Olav II Haraldsson, King of Norway Magnus I, King of Norway and Denmark+ b. 1024, d. 1047
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