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King Dan "The Proud" Olafsson of Denmark (son of King Olaf "The Humble" Vermundsson of Denmark and Danpi)347, 348 was born Abt. 412 in Denmark349, and died date unknown. He married Queen Grytha of Denmark.

 Includes NotesNotes for King Dan "The Proud" Olafsson of Denmark:
From the Anderson-Krogh Genealogy: Dan followed his father Olav, to the throne of Denmark. From this king Denmark received its name. He lived to be very old, and he and his sons were rated as great men. Dan was married to Grytha, a matron most highly revered by the Teutons. They had two sons, Humble and Lother. (See Saxo Grammaticus of the Norroena Library which records the Kings of Denmark beginning with King Dan. From him there seems to be a dependable line of descent, according to the historical records available. The earlier names in this dynasty are taken from the "Viking Age" written by Paul du Chaillu, and published in 1889. There may be many errors and omissions in the entire Skjoldunga dynasty as presented here, but we have deemed it worth of presentation, because the Scandinavian kings considered it a authentic record of their ancestors, and being that we trace our descent from the later day kings, we shall give you the complete list and you may accept or reject as much of it as like. We find this story in Storre: "The first age is called the burning age; then all dead men were burned and bauta-stones (stone monuments) were raised for them. But after Frey had been mound-laid at Uppsalir many chiefs raised mounds as well as bauta-stones to the memory of their kinsmen. Afterwards King Dan, the Proud, had his own mound made, and he bade the he and also his horse and saddle and much other property should be placed there, and that he should be dressed in his warrior outfit and kingly attire. Many of his kinsmen did the same afterwards, and the mount-age began in Denmark. But the burning age continued a long time after that with the Northmen and Swedes." (Prologue from Heimskringla).

From the Royal Line of President George Washington by Albert Wells: Daughter of Olaf, The Mild, Queen of Denmark. Olaf the Mild's daughter became Queen of Denmark. She married Dan Mykillati (the Splendid), became King of Denmark in 10- A.D. Dan Mykillati died 270 A.D. after having reigned eighty years, with the greatest justice and reputation. Almost all historian agree that he was the founder of the Kingdom of Denmark. The first that united the Danish provinces (except Jutland, which formed a separate monarchy) under one government was Dan Mykillati (the Magnanimous, King of Scania, a descendant of Heimdal, and married to a daughter of Olaf the Mild, Sovereign of Zealand and Denmark, and sixth in descent from Skiold. He reduced the whole country, with the smaller island, to subjection and is alleged to have given his name to the new kingdom of which he was the founder. The union of his sister with Dyggve of Sweden is reckoned the earliest matrimonial alliance that was formed between the two Crowns.

Children of King Dan "The Proud" Olafsson of Denmark and Queen Grytha of Denmark are:
  1. +King Frode Iii of Denmark, b. Abt. 433349, d. date unknown.
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