King Eric II 'Emune' "the Memorable" Ericsson of Denmark
- Born: Abt 1095
- Marriage: Malmfrid Mstislavsdatter of Kiev
- Died: 18 Sep 1137, Denmark about age 42
Erik's mother was his father's concubine.
Erik killed his cousin Magnus the Strong in 1134. He was killed in turn.
"In order to defend the southern border, Niels made Erik Ejegod's son Knud Lavard duke of South Jutland. Knud's success against the Wends on the south coast of the Baltic won him great popularity but also the ill will of the king and his supporters, in particular Niels's son Magnus the Strong, who killed Knud in 1131, causing a civil war.
Knud's brother Erik Emune took up the fight against Magnus. In 1134 Erik's army defeated that of Magnus, who was killed along with 5 bishops and 60 priests.
Shortly after the battle, Niels visited Slesvig (Schleswig), a centre of Knud Lavard's support, and was killed by the townspeople; his successor was Erik Emune (1134-37).
The civil war continued, and by 1146 the kingdom was divided between the sons of Erik Emune, Magnus the Strong, and Knud Lavard. After continued struggles, Knud's son Valdemar was acknowledged as the sole king in 1157."
Eric married Malmfrid Mstislavsdatter of Kiev, daughter of Mstislav I of Novgorod Vladimirovich Grand Prince of Kiev and Kristina Ingesdatter. (Malmfrid Mstislavsdatter of Kiev was born about 1095 in Kievan Rus' and died after 1137.)