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Their followers eventually settled in Friesland, where Godefrid was appointed duke in 882.During the first half of the 9th century, Denmark appears to have been a unified kingdom under a single ruler, but this unity quickly fell apart.

As will be seen in Chapter 1 of this document, little is known about some of the late 9th century kings beyond their names.sets out the outline genealogy of a family referred to as "the Kings of Haithabu".The first two generations are reproduced below, unchanged.The primary sources on which these two generations are based have not yet been identified, except as otherwise indicated below.The information in the later generations of the Europische Stammtafeln chart is not completely supported by the information obtained from the primary sources so far consulted.We have even less information regarding the early 10th century kings.

Even Adam of Bremen is obliged to admit that it is uncertain how many kings reigned in Denmark during this period A clearer picture of Danish history emerges from the mid-10th century with the accession of King Gorm den Gamle/the Old. Denmark started to extend its territorial influence under Gorms son King Harald I, who invaded Norway in 965 and imposed his nominee as regent for the Norwegian king.

The Danish kings between 14 are shown in outline form only in Chapter 4 of this document.

From 1449, the Danish crown was united with the Norwegian when Christian Duke of Oldenburg was chosen as king of Denmark and Norway.

Although the primary source which confirms that Anulo was the son of Halfdan has not yet been identified, the sources cited below indicate that he was "nepos" (grandson? Einhard's Annales record that news of the death of "Hemmingus Danorum rex" arrived in 812, that "Sigifridus nepos Godofredi regis et Anulo nepos Herioldi quondam regis" both claimed the succession, and that the faction supporting "Anulonis" was victorious, with "fratres eius Herioldum et Reginfredum" being installed as kings The Annales Fuldenses record the death in 812 of "Hemmingo Danorum rege", the succession dispute between "Sigifredo nepos Godofredi regis et Anulo nepos Herioldi", the battle in which both were killed but which Anulo's supporters won, and the accession by "Herioldum et Reginfredum fratres eius regis"Described as the nephew of "Heriold and of the former king", the latter presumably being King Hemming, he disputed the succession on King Hemming's death but was killed fighting the rival claimant Sigfrid "Klak" [Heriold] (-killed in battle Walcheren 844).

Einhard's Annales record that news of the death of "Hemmingus Danorum rex" arrived in 812, that "Sigifridus nepos Godofredi regis et Anulo nepos Herioldi quondam regis" both claimed the succession, and that the faction supporting "Anulonis" was victorious, with "fratres eius Herioldum et Reginfredum" being installed as kings The Annales Fuldenses record the death in 812 of "Hemmingo Danorum rege", the succession dispute between "Sigifredo nepos Godofredi regis et Anulo nepos Herioldi", the battle in which both were killed but which Anulo's supporters won, and the accession by "Herioldum et Reginfredum fratres eius regis"Adam of Bremen names "Reginfridum et Haraldum" as successors to Anulo without specifying their relationship to each other, recording that the sons of Godefrid devastasted the kingdom, forcing Harald to seek help from Emperor Louis IHe and his brother Reginfred attacked the sons of King Godefrid in 814 in an attempt to regain the throne but were defeated, after which Harald "came to the emperor [Louis I] and put himself under his protection".

The early 9th century Danish kings led the Viking expeditions which raided north-west Germany.