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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

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