House of Bjelbo

Swedish Royalty
House of Bjelbo
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Valdemar
Parents
Birger Jarl
Ingeborg
Children
Prince Eric
Princess Ingeborg
Prince Eric
Princess Marina
Princess Rikissa
Princess Catherine
Princess Margaret
Magnus III
Children
Princess Ingeborg
Birger
Prince Eric
Prince Valdemar
Princess Rikissa
Birger
Children
Prince Magnus
Prince Eric
Princess Agnes
Princess Catherine
Magnus IV
Children
Eric XII
Haakon VI
Eric XII
Haakon VI
Children
King Olav IV

The House of Bjelbo ( Swedish: Bjälboätten), also known as the House of Folkung (Folkungaätten), was an Ostrogothian Swedish family that provided several medieval Swedish bishops, jarls and kings. [1] It also provided three kings of Norway, and one king of Denmark in the 14th century.

Name and origin

The house has been known as the "House of Folkung" since the 17th century, and this name is still the most commonly used in Swedish works of reference. The name "folkung" does appear as early as in 12th century sources, but is then usually not applied to members of the family.

In an effort to avoid confusion with the Folkunge Party some modern historians have argued that "House of Bjälbo" would be a better name because Birger Jarl lived there and it is the family's oldest known manor. Bjälbo is located in Östergötland, outside of Skänninge in the present-day commune of Mjölby. In any case the members of this dynasty never used a name to refer to themselves since family names were not widely adopted in Sweden until the 16th century, thus neither name is more "correct" for the dynasty, apart from the potential for confusion. [2]

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Byelbo sülaləsi
беларуская: Род Фолькунгаў
čeština: Folkungové
español: Casa de Bjälbo
ქართული: ფოლკუნგები
lietuvių: Folkungai
polski: Folkungowie
português: Casa de Bjälbo
română: Casa de Bjalbo
русский: Фолькунги
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Bjelbo (dinastija)
svenska: Bjälboätten
українська: Фолькунги