His greatest rival, Svemd Estridsen, does not give up, however, and there are numerous conflicts. A settlement is made, making Svend Earl of Denmark. Magnus also has trouble in Norway, where his uncle, Harald Hardråde tries to conquer the Norwegian throne. In 1046, Magnus must allow Harald a part of the throne. In 1047, Svend Estridsen is driven out of Denmark by assistance of Anund Jakob of Sweden. Svend can not muster enough support, and is forced to flee to Scania. Magnus dies in 1047, falling from his horse. On his death bed, he proclaims Svend to inherit the Danish throne, and Harald the Norwegian throne. His body is brought to Norway, and he is buried in the cathedral in Trondheim where his father also is buried.
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Svend II Estridsen
Knut den Mektige
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