Gyrid of Sweden

Gyrid of Sweden
Queen consort of Denmark
Reign 952–970
Spouse Harald I of Denmark
House House of Munsö (by birth)
House of Denmark (by marriage)
Father Olof Björnsson
Mother Ingeborg Thrandsdotter

Gyrid Olafsdottir of Sweden (also Gyrithe Olafsdottir orGunnhild) was a 10th-century Swedish princess and a Danish queen consort as the spouse of King Harald Bluetooth of Denmark.


Gyrid was the daughter of King Olof Björnsson of Sweden and Queen Ingeborg Thrandsdotter. According several sagas, her brother Prince Styrbjörn Starke, accompanied her to Denmark in order to arranged her marriage to Harald Bluetooth. Styrbjörn Starke in turm married Tyra (Tyri Haraldsdatter), who was a daughter of Harald Bluetooth. After the death of king Harald (985 or 986) nothing more is recorded about Gyrid.



Gyrid of Sweden
Born: 10th century
Preceded by
(Queen consort)
Royal Consort of Denmark
(Queen consort)
Succeeded by
Tove of the Obotrites
(Queen consort)
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