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norwegianne 08-25-2006 01:00 PM

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

Reign: 1095-1103

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.).

Marengo 09-01-2007 09:20 PM

I was just wondering, why did this Danish King die on Cyprus?

norwegianne 09-02-2007 01:36 AM


Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 661157)
I was just wondering, why did this Danish King die on Cyprus?

He was heading for Jerusalem on a pilgrimage - Salomonsen states that he was very religious - but never made it there, and therefore died on Cyprus. His wife, Queen Bodil, alledgedly continued, and died in Jerusalem on Mount of Olives from illness.

A link to Salomonsens konversationslexikon on Erik Ejegod (in Danish unfortunately)
A link to the Danish biographical entry on Queen Bodil: (also in Danish)

Marengo 09-02-2007 01:48 PM

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?

eya 01-13-2017 01:45 AM

King Erik: the only Danish king to be buried abroad, but where in Cyprus is his body? – The Post

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