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norwegianne 08-25-2006 01:04 PM

Erik III Lam and Luitgard of Salzwedel
 
Name: Erik Lam

English Name:

Birth: ca. 1120

Child of: Ragnhild of Denmark (daughter of Erik Ejegod) and Håkon Sunnivason

Reign: 1137 - 1146.

Marriage: Luitgard of Salzwedel

Children: Out of marriage: Magnus Eriksen

Death: 27. august 1146

Throne passed to: Svend 3. Grathe, Knud 5. & Valdemar 1. den Store

Notes:
The lam is because of his nature, and not because he was lame.

Abdicated shortly before his death, to enter a monestary. The only Danish King to have abdicated.

CyrilVladisla 12-07-2018 03:30 PM

As a widow, Luitgard became the second wife of the widowed Count Herman II of Winzenburg-Northeim in 1148.

Muhler 12-07-2018 06:16 PM

Erik III is indeed the only Danish king to abdicate and that was because he after an accident or illness became lame to at least some extent. Certainly enough for him to be unable to perform his duties as king, which back then meant that he had to be mobile.
There was no capital in the (then much larger) Danish realm, so the king and as such the government and state administration was constantly on the move.

He certainly did not look anything like the person depicted in the official painting!
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...5/Erik_lam.jpg

This mans hairstyle and beard was fashionable in the 1600's. The armor is at least from the late 1300's onwards.

brenardi 05-09-2019 02:16 AM

Eric III's abdication created a period of civil war. He was born on Funen, Denmark's third largest island.

gerry 05-18-2019 11:42 AM

A question for the DRF historians: I have come to understand that a Prince Erik of Denmark married a Canadian, Lois Frances Booth, in 1924 and became a Count af Rosenborg upon his wedding to a commoner. I am wondering about where this prince fits into the Danish family tree: who can help?

Tatiana Maria 05-18-2019 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gerry (Post 2222896)
A question for the DRF historians: I have come to understand that a Prince Erik of Denmark married a Canadian, Lois Frances Booth, in 1924 and became a Count af Rosenborg upon his wedding to a commoner. I am wondering about where this prince fits into the Danish family tree: who can help?

Prince Erik of Denmark was a grandson of King Christian IX by his youngest son Valdemar. He (and two of his brothers who also married unequally) gave up their "of Denmark" but became for example Prince Erik, Count of Rosenborg, and their wives were known as Princess Erik, Countess of Rosenborg (see the Danish state calendar).

The TRF thread for the family is here: https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...mily-7723.html

Countessmeout 05-18-2019 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gerry (Post 2222896)
A question for the DRF historians: I have come to understand that a Prince Erik of Denmark married a Canadian, Lois Frances Booth, in 1924 and became a Count af Rosenborg upon his wedding to a commoner. I am wondering about where this prince fits into the Danish family tree: who can help?

Erik's father Valdemar was a younger brother of Queen Alexandra of the UK and King Frederick VIII. He was first cousins of Christian X who was Margrethe's paternal grandfather (making him Margrethe's first cousin twice removed). Erik was the older brother of Princess Margaret of Bourbon-Parma, the mother of the late Queen Anne of Romania. Another brother Axel married princess Margaretha of Sweden, the sister of Queen Astrid of Belgium and Crown princess Martha of Norway.

gerry 05-18-2019 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tatiana Maria (Post 2223126)
Prince Erik of Denmark was a grandson of King Christian IX by his youngest son Valdemar. He (and two of his brothers who also married unequally) gave up their "of Denmark" but became for example Prince Erik, Count of Rosenborg, and their wives were known as Princess Erik, Countess of Rosenborg (see the Danish state calendar).

The TRF thread for the family is here: https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...mily-7723.html

Thank you so very much for your information. Apparently Princess Erik went off to live in Copenhagen, divorced her prince in 1937 and married his secretary:eek: Here is a story that needs further investigation!

Countessmeout 05-18-2019 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gerry (Post 2223138)
Thank you so very much for your information. Apparently Princess Erik went off to live in Copenhagen, divorced her prince in 1937 and married his secretary:eek: Here is a story that needs further investigation!

Her secretary, and yes she married him days after her divorce was finalized. She died six years later. They lived at her estate in Denmark.

gerry 05-18-2019 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Countessmeout (Post 2223140)
Her secretary, and yes she married him days after her divorce was finalized. She died six years later. They lived at her estate in Denmark.

Quite the tale...do DRF historians know if there is a biography or similar about this couple?:flowers:


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