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Håkon Eiriksson was probably the Håkon Jarl who is mentioned on the Komstad Runestone.

Håkon Eiriksson (died c. 1030) was earl of Lade (Trøndelag). He was son of Eirik Håkonson. His mother is said to be Gytha, a daughter of Svein Forkbeard and sister of Knut the Great[1].

He was the ruler of Norway as a vassal of Forkbeard of Denmark from 1012 to 1015, with Einar Tambarskjelve as his aide and his uncle, Sveinn Hákonarson, holding some areas as a Swedish vassals. After Óláfr Haraldsson's arrival in Norway, Hákon fled to England where he was well received by Knut and became earl of Worcester. He became Knut's vassal ruler of Norway from 1028 to 1029, but was lost at sea in 1029 or 1030.

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  1. ^ M. K. Lawson, Cnut: England's Viking King (2004), p. 93, mentions this as traditional.
Hákon Eiríksson
Died: 1029 or 1030
Political offices
Preceded by
Eiríkr Hákonarson
Jarl of Hlaðir
995–1023
Title ended
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Eiríkr Hákonarson
& Sveinn Hákonarson
Regent of Norway
1012–1015
with Sveinn Hákonarson
Succeeded by
Olaf the Saint
as King of Norway
Preceded by
Olaf the Saint
as King of Norway
Regent of Norway
1028–1029
with Canute the Great
Succeeded by
Sveinn Álfífuson
& Canute the Great
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