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Håkon V Magnusson
King of Norway
The Great Seal of Håkon V with the Coat of arms of Norway
Reign 1299–1319
Predecessor Eric II
Successor Magnus VII
Spouse Eufemia of Rügen
Issue
Ingeborg, Duchess of Halland
Agnes Hakonardottir (illegitimate)
Father Magnus VI the Lawmender
Mother Ingeborg of Denmark
Born 1268
Died 1319
Burial St. Mary's church, Oslo, later reinterred at Akershus Fortress
Burial site of Håkon V in Oslo

Haakon V Magnusson (1270 – 8 May 1319) was king of Norway from 1299 until 1319. He was married to Eufemia of Rügen, and father to Ingeborg Håkonsdotter who married duke Eric Magnusson of Sweden. He is considered to be the last Norwegian king in the Fairhair dynasty.

He was the younger surviving son of Magnus the Lawmender, King of Norway, and his wife Ingeborg of Denmark. He succeeded when his older brother king Eirik died heirless.

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.

Haakon Magnusson
Cadet branch of the Fairhair dynasty
Born: 1270 Died: 8 May 1319
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Eric II
King of Norway
1299–1319
Succeeded by
Magnus VII







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