King Inge I 'the Elder' Stenkilsson of Sweden
- Born: Abt 1040, Sweden
- Marriage: Helena about 1090 in Kievan Rus'
- Buried: Varnhem Abbey Church, Varnhem, Sweden
Another name for Inge was Ingold I.
Inge Stenkilsson (king 1079-1084(?) and 1087-1105) ruled with his half-brother Håkon the Red, until Håkon died, in 1080. He had became co-ruler about 1079 because he is then mentioned as the king of the Suiones in a papal letter.
He was a fervent Christian who had churches built and bishops appointed. This led to popular rebellion that forced him to leave the Swedish core provinces in Svealand, where the people instated his brother-in-law Blot-Sweyn. In a papal letter from 1081, Inge is no longer king of Sweden, only King of Westrogothia. He returned to Uppsala, in 1087, and killed Blot-Sweyn. This is probably the date of the destruction of the Temple at Uppsala.
During the late part of his reign, he fought the Norwegian king Magnus Barefoot. At the ensuing peace of Kungahälla, he married his daughter Margareta to Magnus Barefoot whereupon she was given the cognomen Fredkulla. He was succeed by his sons Ingold II and Philip, sons of his brother Halsten Stenkilsson.
King Inge was Eric & Evan Obrock's 29th great-grandfather.
Inge married Helena about 1090 in Kievan Rus'. (Helena was born about 1045 in Kievan Rus'.)