- Haakon V of Norway
Infobox Norwegian Royalty|monarch
name=Håkon V Magnusson
title= King of Norway
caption =The Great Seal of Håkon V with the
Coat of arms of Norway
reign= 1299 - 1319
predecessor = Eric II
successor = Magnus VII
Eufemia of Rügen
father= Magnus VI the Lawmender
mother= Ingeborg of Denmark
issue= Ingeborg, Duchess of Halland
Agnes Hakonardottir ("illegitimate")
date of birth= 1268
place of birth=
date of death= 1319
place of death=
place of burial= St. Mary's church,
Oslo, later reinterred at Akershus Fortress
Haakon V Magnusson (
1270- May 8, 1319) was king of Norwayfrom 1299 until 1319. He was married to Eufemia of Rügen, and father to Ingeborg Håkonsdotterwho married duke Eric Magnusson of Sweden. He is considered to be the last Norwegian king in the Fairhair dynasty.
Through his mother (who was daughter of Jutta of Saxony, herself a descendant of Ulvhild of Norway, duchess of Saxony), Haakon descended from king Saint Olav.
During his reign he revived his brother's war policy against
Denmark, but in 1309 he finally concluded a peace that in general was the end of Dano-Norwegian wars. In domestic matters he energetically and successfully tried to limit the power of the magnates and to strengthen the king's power.
Haakon was succeeded by his daughter's son, the infant Swedish prince Magnus. Haakon was buried in St. Mary's church in
Oslo. Remains of two people, deemed to be Haakon and Eufemia, were discovered during excavations of the ruins of that church and reinterred at Akershus Fortress.
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