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King Valdemar II 'Sejr' "the Victorious" Valdemarsson of Denmark
(1170-1241)
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(Abt 1180-)
King Kristopher I of Denmark
(1219-1259)
Margrethe Sambiria of Kassuben
(Abt 1220-)
King Erik V 'Klipping' "Cutpenny" Kristoffersen of Denmark
(1249-1286)

 

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Agnes von Brandenburg

King Erik V 'Klipping' "Cutpenny" Kristoffersen of Denmark

  • Born: 1249, Denmark
  • Marriage: Agnes von Brandenburg
  • Died: 1286, Denmark at age 37

  General Notes:

Eric V "Klipping" (1249-1286) was King of Denmark (1259-1286) and son of Christopher I. Until 1264 he ruled under the auspices of his mother, the competent Queen Dowager Margaret Sambiria. He tried to enforce his power over church and nobility, but was 1282 forced by the latter to accept an agreement (a "handfastening" - a kind of a Danish Magna Carta) which limited his authority. Events University, the first College at Oxford founded Births Emperor Kameyama of Japan Pope John XXII Frederick I, Margrave of Baden Deaths July 6 - Alexander II of Scotland (b. ... Events Margaret I of Scotland became queen of Scotland, end of Canmore dynasty. ... For broader historical context, see 1250s and 13th century. ... Events Margaret I of Scotland became queen of Scotland, end of Canmore dynasty. ... Christopher I (1219-May 29, 1259) was king of Denmark between 1252 and 1259. ... Margrethe Sambiria was the Queen consort of Christopher I of Denmark, and acted as regent for Eric V of Denmark. ... Events English conquest of Wales begins under Edward I of England Sicilian Vespers - Sicilians rebel against Charles of Anjou and are aided by Peter III of Aragon Births Pope Innocent VI Deaths August 25 - Thomas Cantilupe, Bishop of Hereford October 13 - Nichiren December 11 - Llywelyn the Last, Prince of Wales... Magna Carta placed certain checks on the absolute power of the English Monarchs. ...

A never-ending rivalry between Eric and his supporters on one side, and the kin of former King Abel on the other, made Queen Margrethe write to the Pope in Rome aroung 1262 or 1263, asking the Pope to allow for women to inherit the Danish throne, thus making it possible for one of Eric's sisters to become reigning Queen of Denmark in the event of the young King's death (he had no children as of yet). The Pope seemingly agreed, but it never became an issue; Eric was succeded by his son, who was named Eric after his uncle, Eric IV "Ploughpenny". Abel of Denmark (1218-1252), was Duke of Schleswig 1232-1252 and King of Denmark from 1250 until his death. ... Events Strasbourg becomes a Free City of the Holy Roman Empire First Visconti become the lord of Iceland swear fealty to the king of Norway, bringing an end to the Icelandic Commonwealth Births Ladislaus IV of Hungary Deaths Monarchs/Presidents Aragon - James I King of Aragon and count of Barcelona... Events Detmold, Germany was founded. ... Eric VI Menved (1274 - 13 November 1319) was King of Denmark (1286-1319) and a son of Eric V. Born in 1274. ... Eric IV (1216-August 9, 1250), also known as Plovpenning, was king of Denmark from 1241 until his death. ...

Eric Klipping was assasinated November 22, 1286, and a number of the nation's most powerful noblemen, led by Marsk Stig Andersen Hvide were outlawed by the Danish court. Whether or not they actually had anything to do with the murder, which took place in a small village near Viborg called Finderup, is still being questioned; the King's death meant that they lost almost all the power and influence that the 1282 charter had given them, since a new King would not be bound by the same agreement. The murder of Eric Klipping, who was stabbed to death in his sleep, is a middle-age murder mystery which has never really been solved. Some historians have tried to point out the Duke of South Jutland but no prove has been found.

Erik married Agnes von Brandenburg, daughter of John I von Brandenburg and Jutta of Saxony. (Agnes von Brandenburg was born about 1250.)



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