Erik I Ejegod
Name: Erik I Ejegod
English Name: Eric I of Denmark (or Eric Evergood)
Birth: ca. 1055
Child of: Svein Estridsson & Gunhild Svensdotter
Marriage: Queen Bodil
Children: Knut Lavard in marriage, four other children outside - Harald Kesja, Ragnhild (mother to Erik III Lam), Benedikt, Erik Emune
Death: 10. July 1103,
Died and buried on Cyprus
Throne passed to: Niels
The fourth of the sons of Svein Estridsson who became a king of Denmark.
Founded the archiepiscopal in Lund in today's Sweden (then in Denmark.).
I was just wondering, why did this Danish King die on Cyprus?
A link to Salomonsens konversationslexikon on Erik Ejegod (in Danish unfortunately)
A link to the Danish biographical entry on Queen Bodil: http://runeberg.org/dbl/2/0460.html (also in Danish)
My Danish is sadly not very good ;). But a pelgrimage rather than one of the crusades that I expected. Why didnīt the throne pass to his son Knut?
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