Magnus was king of Norway, and at the death of Hardeknud in England, he
was accepted as king of Denmark.
Magnus had inherited his families hardness, but became eventually more
gentle, and won his byname “the Kind”.
In Denmark he is remembered by the victory at Lyrskov Hede over a large
Vendic army, which had entered the border.
Ulf Jarl’s son, Svend Estridsen, whom Magnus maid Jarl in Denmark,
revolted against him, but had no luck in the fight, and looked for
support among his friends in Sweden, from where he repeated his attacks.
A half brother to Olav den Hellige (the Sacred), Harald Hårderåde, who
had been chief in Miklegård (Constantinople), came back to Norway, and
Magnus had to share the kingdom with him.
Before his death in 1047 Magnus decided, that Svend Estridsen should be
king of Denmark, Harald Hårderåde in Norway.
Magnus died of a fall from his horse.
Magnus den Gode was son of Olaf den Hellige of Norway and his mistress,
Magnus was unmarried, but had together with a mistress the daughter
Ragnhild, born 1035, who in 1050 was married to Håkon I.
Brigitta born 1047.