Erik IV Plovpenning and Jutta of Saxony
Name: Erik IV Plovpenning
Child of: Valdemar 2. Sejr and Berengaria
Reign: Co-King from 1232, and sole king from 1241-1250
Marriage: Jutta of Sachsen
Children: Christoffer, Knud, Sophie (m. King Valdemar of Sweden), Ingeborg (m. King Magnus of Norway), Jutta, Agnes - only the daughters survived infancy.
Death: 10. August 1250, decapitation.
Throne passed to: Abel
Oldest son of Valdemar II Sejr. His rule was marked by disagreements with his brother Abel, the Duke of Southern Jutland. During one visit to his brother, Erik was decapitated and his body lowered into a local lake.