Bengt Snivil

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Bengt Snivil (also known as Bengt Snivel) from the House of Bjelbo was a Swedish magnate in mid-12th century.

Some more or less romantic later literature has given him the title of jarl, although no proper historical source attests to such. Romantic genealogies assign a lady Sigrid Lakman as his wife, though without historical source.[citation needed]

Arguably, Bengt Snivil was that Bengt or Benedict, who was son of riksjarl Folke the Fat and Ingegerd Knutsdotter of Denmark, daughter of king Canute IV of Denmark.[1]


Children of Bengt Snivil, who thus became an ancestor of important magnates and the future royal family:


  1. ^ a b c Lindström, p 274


  • Lindström, Fredrik; Lindström, Henrik (2006). Svitjods undergång och Sveriges födelse (in Swedish). Albert Bonniers förlag. ISBN 978-91-0-010789-5.