His father is said to be Knud "HardeKnud", his mother is not known. Spouse(s) and children . In the year 936 archbishop Unni of Hamburg travels north. Gorm den Gamle (Gorm the Old) By some historians mentioned as Gorm Løge dvaske Parents . We learned in school that his is the first name on the list of Danish kings, but in actual fact there were several before him. Gorm the Old was born in 877, the son of Harthacnut I of Denmark.He succeeded his father as king of Denmark in 936, and he united the divided kingdom. Gorm's ancestors were Sven, his son Hardegon and probably his son Hardicanute, who was the first Canute. Gorm is the son of Semi-Legendary King Harthacnut I.It is said that Gorm's father seized power in the early 10th century when he deposed King Sigtrygg Gnupasson who reigned western Denmark.Gorm became king after his father's death. Gorm the Old is known as the first recognized Danish king. He is mentioned in sagas as the son of Hardeknut (likely a chieftain named Knut, with the nickname "The hard one"), of … As the old Gorm is not able to lead the army, his commander Harde-Gunni must do so. He was the husband of Thyra (to whom he raised the older of the two Jelling stones) and the father of King Harald Bluetooth. The birthplace of Gorm the Old is unknown. Gorm the Old (877-1 December 958) was King of Denmark from 936 to 958, succeeding Harthacnut I of Denmark and preceding Harald Bluetooth.In many histories, he is considered to be the first Danish king. His mother was Thyra, whose father was a nobleman of Sunderjylland (Schleswig). Knud Dana-ast has a son, his name is Harald, later called Gold-Harald. Thyra married Gorm "The Old" Haraldsson King Of DENMARK son of Harald "Parcus" King Of Sjaelland DENMARK and Elfgifu Princess Of WESSEX, about 897 in Denmark. Gorm the Old (Gorm den Gamle) was King of Denmark in the mid-900s. Gorm the Old is traditionally stated as the first in the line of Danish kings. When Gold-Harald had grown up, he claimed from his uncle Harald Blåtand half of the kingdom as inhertance from his father. Gorm was born about 880 in Sjaelland Island, Denmark and died in 936 in Jellinge Vejle, Denmark 2918,3201 about age 56. The lineage is called the Knytlings and came from viking area in England. 936 (or 950+) *Gorm "The Old" Hardeknudsson King of Denmark born about 0840 Denmark died about 0940 Jellinge, Vejle, Denmark buried Gormshoj, Jellinge, Vejle, Denmark father: *Harde-Knud Sigurdsson born about 0814, Hord, Jutland, Denmark died 0850 mother: unknown siblings: Gudrid Hardeknudsdatter born … Gorm had established his power base in Jelling, in northern Jutland, and had begun to unify Denmark before his reign was over. King Gorm the Old is then King of Denmark and his throne is in Jelling. He was married to Thyra (Dannebod) and father of Harald (Bluetooth), this is … Runestone for Thyra, frontsideThe son of Danish king Harthacnut, Gorm … Gorm is regarded as the first of the Danish kings' Jelling dynasty. Gorm `the Old' of JUTLAND aka Gormr del GAMMEL (Gamle; GAMLI); King of DENMARK; founded a new dynasty; his pedigree is a matter of much speculation Born: abt. King Gorm the Old and Queen Thyra. Denmark's peripatetic Viking ruler Gorm the Old (d. A.D. 959) is back at rest in the Jelling Church, where his remains were discovered in excavations in the late 1970s. 840 Died: abt. All later Danish kings descend from them. Biography. Harald Bluetooth, or Harold Bluetooth, was born around 910, the son of the first king in a new line of Danish royalty, Gorm the Old. Apr 5, 2016 - Grandpa Gorm the Old Harthacnut Knudsson, King of Denmark c900-c958, father of Harald Bluetooth Gorm the Old - summary in English. 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