Kung Erik (Jedvardsson) av Sverige

Kung Erik (Jedvardsson) av Sverige

Male - 1160    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Erik (Jedvardsson) av Sverige 
    Prefix Kung 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 May 1159-1160 
    Person ID I18293  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Jedvard,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Cäcilia (Svensdatter) av Sverige,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F6126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christina Bjørnsdatter,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Margareta Eriksdatter,   b. 1155,   d. 1209  (Age 54 years)
     2. Konge Knut (Eriksson) av Sverige,   b. Bef 1150,   d. 8 Apr 1196  (Age ~ 46 years)
     3. Philipp Erikson,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Katarina. av Sverige,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F6127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Became King abt 1156.
      Erik went on a cruisade to Finland. It has been said that the Fins were given a choice. Become Christians or we will kill you. That is when the people of Finland converted to the Christian faith...
      On 18 of May, most likely in 1160, Erik was killed outside a church in Uppsala. Erik knew that he was in danger, but insisted on listening to the Mass instead of escape. He was killed by the Danish Prince Magnus Henriksson. Erik was beheaded while he was laying on the ground. Miracles are said to have happened on this place, and he has been worshiped as a saint, even though he was never made a saint by the Pope.


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