Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Too Late to Share in the Estate

A court in Norway has ruled that a purported descendant of Norwegian king Haakon V Magnusson filed his request for an inheritance 679 years too late.

Jorn Lepsoey, 42, had written a letter to the court at the end of July demanding that a DNA sample be taken from the late king, whose embalmed remains lie beneath the Akershus fort in Oslo, to prove he was a descendant and had a right to his inheritance. The court documents gave no indication what he expected to inherit from the man who ruled over Norway from 1299 until his death in 1319. [Link]

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