- Haakon VI of Norway
Infobox Monarch | name=Håkon VI Magnusson
title= By the grace of God, king of Norway and Sweden [ [http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=437&s=n&str= Diplomatarium Norvegicum] ]
reign= 1343 – February 1380 (in Norway)
1362 – 1364 (in Sweden)
queen= Margrete Valdemarsdotter (1353 - 1412), married
9 April 1363in Copenhagen
father= Magnus Eriksson (1316-1374)
Blanka of Namur(1320-1363)
Olav IV of Norway(1370-1387)
date of birth= 1340
place of birth=
date of death= 1380
place of death=
place of burial=
Haakon VI Magnusson ( _sv. Håkan Magnusson) (appr. 1340 – 1380), was King of
Norway1343-80 and co-king of Sweden 1362-64.
He was the younger son of King Magnus Eriksson of
Swedenand Norwayand Blanche of Namur. In 1343 he succeeded his father to the Norwegian throne, who would still rule during his minority, until 1355 when he reached majority as sovereign of Norway. 15 February 1362he was elected (co)king of Sweden in Mora stones (representatives of Finlandtaking part in the election for the first time) at instigation of nobles, but soon in agreement with his father. In 1363 he married Margaret of Denmark, daughter of King Valdemar IV of Denmark. In 1370 they had the son Olav who would succeed his grandfather to the Danish throne in 1376.
Albert III of Mecklenburgand nobles moved against his father in Sweden, ultimately deposing Haakon and Magnus and taking the old king prisoner.
Haakon then concentrated mainly on business of his Norwegian kingdom. However he succeeded in getting his father released and allowed to settle in Norway where he died. Some occurrences, they made efforts to oust Albert. Haakon continued to claim the Swedish throne, a reason why his wife and later widow Margaret used the title queen of Sweden until her own death.
In 1379 Haakon solved the disputes over succession in the Norse
earldom of Orkney, awarding it to Henry Sinclair, ocean explorer, a (youngest) grandson of earl Maol Iosa, over the widower of Maol Iosa's elder daughter and other descendants.
In 1380 King Haakon died and was succeeded by his own son Olav IV Haakonsson who was also
King of Denmark.
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