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King of Sweden Edmund II "the Old" Olafsson
31 generations from the origin. Great x 29 grandfather.
Birth: c. 1005, Sweden;
Death: bef 1060; Sweden;
Age: 55

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Emund the Old, Emund den gamle, Old Swedish: Æmunðær slemæ (king of Sweden 1050-1060)[1] was an illegitimate son of Olof Skötkonung. Emund succeeded his brother Anund Jakob ca 1050 which rendered him the cognomen, the Old. He was also called the "Slemme" as he actively opposed the priests from the Archbishopric of Bremen in favour of the English missionary Osmundus.

The Westrogothic law says that he was a disagreeable man when wanting to pursue a goal, and that he marked the border between Sweden and Denmark.

He was the last king of the House of Munsö. Adam of Bremen relates that his son Anund Emundsson died when he pillaged in Terra Feminarum because the natives poisoned the water. He was to be succeeded by Stenkil and his house.

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King of Sweden Olaf III
c. 965 - 1022
Queen Consort of Sweden Edla Princess of the Wends
c. 985 - aft 1005
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Queen Consort of Sweden Astrid Njalsdottir
c. 985 - aft 1066
Queen of Sweden Unknown Edmundsdotter
Great x 28 grandmother
c. 1023 -
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