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Magnus I(Magnus the Good), 1024–47, king of Norway (1035–47) and Denmark (1042–47), son of Olaf IIOlaf II
(Saint Olaf), c.995–1030, king of Norway (1015–28). He is also called Olaf the Stout or Olaf the Fat. He spent part of his early life in England and helped Æthelred fight the Danes.
..... Click the link for more information. . He was recalled from exile in 1035 by the former opponents of Olaf when they rebelled against Sweyn, son of CanuteCanute
, 995?–1035, king of England, Norway, and Denmark. The younger son of Sweyn of Denmark, Canute accompanied his father on the expedition of 1013 that invaded England and forced Æthelred to flee to Normandy.
..... Click the link for more information. . In 1038 he made a treaty with another son of Canute, Harthacanute of Denmark, by which either king, if he died without an heir, was to be succeeded by the other. Magnus at first dealt harshly with his father's enemies and kept the oppressive laws of Sweyn in force, but later he granted an amnesty and revoked Sweyn's laws. He succeeded (1042) Harthacanute in Denmark and claimed the throne of England, but he was prevented from pressing his claim by the necessity of crushing a Danish revolt and of fighting against the WendsWends
Slavic people (numbering about 60,000) of Brandenburg and Saxony, E Germany, in Lusatia. They speak Lusatian (also known as Sorbic or Wendish), a West Slavic language with two main dialects: Upper Lusatian, nearer to Czech, and Lower Lusatian, nearer to
..... Click the link for more information. . In 1046 he consented to dividing the Norwegian realm with his uncle Harold IIIHarold III
or Harold Hardrada
, Norse Harald Harðráði [Harold stern council], d. 1066, king of Norway (1046–66), half-brother of Olaf II.
..... Click the link for more information. , who became sole king at Magnus's death.