Encyclopedia > Eric I of Norway

  Article Content

Eric I of Norway

Eric I (Norw. Eirik I) (b. ca 885 - d. 954), surnamed "Bloodaxe" (Blodøks), was the second king of Norway (931-933) and the eldest son of his father Harald. Once the power in hands, he started executing his other 18 brothers of his father's 20 sons except one, the future Haakon I and hence being so nicknamed. Haakon fled to England and gained enough support from the Norwegian nobles to oust Eric in 933. After attempted unsucessful campaigns to regain the throne, he was killed on foreign soil in 954 at Stainmore[?], Westmorland.

Preceded by:
Harald I
List of Norwegian monarchs Succeeded by:
Haakon I

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Digital Rights Management

... of such movies. See also DIVX for a more draconian and less commercially successful variation. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act was passed in the United States in an ...

This page was created in 25.4 ms