Svein, King of Norway

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First Name Svein,
Middle Name King Of
Last Name Norway
Birthday 30th November, 1015
Died 1036
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Royalty

Svein Knutsson (Old Norse: Sveinn Knútsson; c. 1016–1035) was the son of Cnut the Great, king of Denmark, Norway, and England, and his first wife Ælfgifu of Northampton, a Mercian noblewoman. In 1017 Cnut married Emma of Normandy, but there is no evidence that Ælfgifu was repudiated, and in 1030 Cnut sent her and Svein as regents to rule Norway. However, their rule was considered oppressive by the Norwegians. They imposed new taxes and harsh laws that made them unpopular and they were expelled in 1034.

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