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Sigrid the Haughty

Life Sigrid the Haughty, Sigrid Storråda, Świętosława (?) (?-?).Queen consort of Sweden (?-?).Queen consort of Denmark (?-?). Family Father is Skoglar Toste .Mother is unknown or Slavic princess?Husband is (1) Erik the Victorious (2) Sweyn Forkbeard (c. 1000).Children: Erik: Olof Skötkonung Sweyn: Estrid Svendsdatter. Events Refuses the courtship of Olaf Tryggvason.Marries Sweyn Forkbeard instead. Note: most details about Sigrid’s life are considered legendary, due to a lack of sources. She is also confused (or the same as?) with Gunhild, Sweyn Forkbeard’s first wife. In the saga’s she is considered Scandinavian. To the German scribes Thietmar of Merseburg and Adam of Bremen she is a Slavic princess. but also thought to be a Slavic princess, hence the confusion with Gunhild. Sources: FMG, Swedish Biographical Lexicon.