Emund the Old, Emund den gamle, Old Swedish: Æmunðær slemæ (king of Sweden 1050-1060) was an illegitimate son of Olof Skötkonung. Swedish ( is a North Germanic language spoken by more than nine million people predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along the Emund succeeded his brother Anund Jakob ca 1050 which rendered him the cognomen, the Old. He was also called the "Slemme" as he actively opposed the priests from the Archbishopric of Bremen in favour of the English missionary Osmundus. Osmundus ( Osmund, Asmund, Emund) was a clergyman favoured by Emund the Old, the king of Sweden in the mid-11th century
The Westrogothic law says that he was a disagreeable man when wanting to pursue a goal, and that he marked the border between Sweden and Denmark. See also Medieval Scandinavian laws Västgötalagen or the Westrogothic law is the oldest Swedish text written in the Latin script
He was the last king of the House of Munsö. The House of Munsö is one of the names of a protohistoric Swedish dynasty. Adam of Bremen relates that his son Anund Emundsson died when he pillaged in Terra Feminarum because the natives poisoned the water. Adam of Bremen (also Adam Bremensis) was one of the most important German Medieval Chroniclers He lived and worked in the second half of the Terra feminarum (" Women's Land " is a name for a land in Fennoscandia that appears in Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum (Deeds of Bishops He was to be succeeded by Stenkil and his house.
The Hervarar saga says that Emund was king only a short time:
Eymundr hét annarr sonr Óláfs sænska, er konungdóm tók eptir bróður sinn. Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks is a Legendary saga from the 13th century combining matter from several older sagas Um hans daga heldu Svíar illa kristnina. Eymundr var litla hríð konungr. 
Olaf the Swede had another son called Eymund, who came to the throne after his brother. Olof Skötkonung ( Old Icelandic: Óláfr sænski, Old Swedish: Olawær skotkonongær) was the son of Eric the Victorious and Anund Jakob ( Old Icelandic: Önundr Óláfsson, Old Swedish: Æmundær colbrænnæ, meaning "Emund coal-burner" was King In his day the Swedes neglected the Christian religion, but he was King for only a short time. 
The cognomen "Gamle" is known from Adam of Bremen, although he mistakes it as a proper name and mentions in one episode a "King Gamle" when it is in fact Emund. The cognomen (plural cognomina) was originally the third name of an Ancient Roman in the Roman naming convention. The name means "old" and could signify that he was old when he became king or that he was the older brother to his predecessor Anund Jakob.
Emund the OldBorn: 995 Died: 1060
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