Helena of Sweden

Helena of Sweden

:"See also Princess Helena Sverkersdotter of Sweden"Helena (or Elin) Sverkersdotter of Sweden, (1130s-d. after 1157), was a medieval Swedish princess and Danish queen, Queen consort of King Canute V of Denmark.


Helena, or Elin as she was also called, was born daughter of King Sverker I of Sweden. The date of her birth is not known, neither is her mother; it could be Sverker's first wife, or Queen Ulvhild.

In 1156, she left Sweden and was married to king Canute V of Denmark. In 1157, Canute was murdered, and Helena returned to Sweden, where she entered Vreta Abbey.


* cite book
author =Lars O. Lagerqvist
title = "Sverige och dess regenter under 1.000 år",("Sweden and it's regents under a 1000 years").
publisher = Albert Bonniers Förlag AB
id = ISBN 91-0-075007-7
date = 1982
language = Swedish


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