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Magnus Olafsson was born in the year of 1073 A.D. and died #onthisday in history 24th August 1103 A.D. he was best known as “Magnus Barefoot” he was the king of Norway from 1093 A.D. until his death 1103 A.D.  His reign was remembered as an aggressive one with numerous military campaigns and major conquests. Particularly during the Norse-dominated parts of the British Isles. While he extended his rule of the isles and Dublin.

He was the only son of King Olathe of Kyrre which who proclaimed to be king in South-eastern Norway. Whilst cementing his rule he had problems with the nobility who refused to acknowledge his rule. After his cousin’s death his rule had been cemented.

 

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