Kung Sverker II Karlsson av Sverige

Kung Sverker II Karlsson av Sverige

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  • Name Sverker II Karlsson av Sverige 
    Prefix Kung 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jul 1210 
    Person ID I17983  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Kung Karl Sverkersson av Sverige,   b. 1130-1140,   d. 12 Apr 1167  (Age 27 years) 
    Mother Christine Stigsdatter,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1163 
    Family ID F6056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Bengte Ebbesdatter,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Karl (Sverkersson) av Sverige,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Kristina av Sverige,   d. Aft May 1248
     3. Helena Sverkersdotter av Sverige,   d. Aft 1240
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F6058  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ingegerd Birger,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Kung Johan (I) Sverkersson av Sverige,   b. 1201,   d. 10 Mar 1222, Visingsö Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F35673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elected King in 1195 or 1196. Deposed in 1208. He was killed in the battle of Gestilren.

      When Sverker from the House of Sverker was elected he had no son and he promised that a son of his predessor, Knut Eriksson, would become heir to the throne. But in 1201, his son Johan was born. When Johan's grandfather Jarl Birger died in 1202, Sverker appointed his son Jarl. Since it was understood that this was an attempt to have his son made heir to the throne, he was forced to fight Knut Eriksson's sons. At Älgarås in Västergötland, three of them were killed in 1205, but one, Erik Knutsson, saved himself and returned in 1208 and defeated Sverker. Sverker had to run off to Denmark. King Valdemar Sejr of Denmark and the Pope tried to have him reinstalled, but without success. Sverker did try to win back his crown, but in July 1210 he was killed in a battle in Gestilren in Västergötland.


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