Tove of the Obotrites
Queen consort of Denmark
Reign963 - ?
SuccessorGyrid Olafsdottir [legendary]
Born10th-century
SpouseHarald Bluetooth
HouseHouse of Denmark (by marriage)
FatherPrince Mistivir of the Obotrites
Sønder Vissing Runestone, raised by Tove in memory of her mother.
Sønder Vissing Runestone, raised by Tove in memory of her mother.

Tove of the Obotrites, also called Tova, Tofa or Thora, (10th century) was a Slavic princess and a Danish Viking Age queen consort, the spouse of King Harald Bluetooth.


Tofa, her name carved in runes as ᛏᚢᚠᛅ[1], was the daughter of Prince Mistivir of the Obotrites, a region also known as Wendland. She married King Harald in January 963. It is not known whether she had any children or not, though some speculation has surrounded her as Sveyn Forkbeard's mother.[2] She had the Sønder Vissing Runestone carved in memory of her mother.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Runic alphabets". Omniglot. 5 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Den Store Danske" (in Danish).
  3. ^ Nationalmuseet: Danske Runeindskrifter - Sønder Vissing-sten 1
  4. ^ Danske runeinskrifter, DR 55 (MJy 98)
Tove of the Obotrites Born: 10th century Preceded byThyra (Thorvi) Queen consort of Denmark 963 - ? Succeeded by? Gyrid Olafsdottir ?