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norwegianne 08-25-2006 12:31 PM

Erik IV Plovpenning and Jutta of Saxony
 
Name: Erik IV Plovpenning

Birth: 1216

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

Notes:

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.


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