Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of Norway


Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of Norway

Ingeborg Eriksdotter (ca. 1244-1287) was the Queen consort of Norway from 1263 to 1280, married to King Magnus VI of Norway. She was born the daughter of Eric IV of Denmark.

On 11 September 1261, she married Magnus Håkonsson, the heir to the throne of Norway, in Bergen, after she was practically abducted by king Håkon's men from the monastery she was living in. The struggle to claim Ingeborg's inheritance from her murdered father later involved Norway in intermittent conflicts with Denmark for decades to come. Magnus and Ingeborg were crowned directly after their marriage, and Magnus was given Ryfylke for his personal upkeep.

On 16 December 1263 king Haakon IV of Norway died while fighting the Scottish king over the Hebrides, and Magnus became the ruler of Norway.

Two of her sons would later become King of Norway: Eirik II of Norway (1268-1299) and Haakon V of Norway (1270-1319). Ingeborg was an important figure in the leadership of the country during the minority of King Eirik.

Succession

succession box | title=Queen Consort of Norway| before=Margrete Skuledotter
1225-1263| after=Margaret of Scotland
1281-1283| years=1263-1280


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