||Birger Brosa Bengtsson was a member of aristocracy in Europe.|
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Birger Brosa was the son of Bengt Snivil. He became king Knut's jarl around 1174 and was the king's closest aid. There was peace during Knut's reign and a treaty was signed with Lübeck for trade between the city and Sweden.
In the summer of 1174 a nephew to Brigida, Östen, who was trying to dethrone the Norwegian king and become king himself, sought up Birger and Birgita to get support. He stayed a while in Sweden and returned with men his aunt and uncle had lent him. Unfortunately, he died at Re in 1177. Another usurper for the throne came to Östergötland December 22, 1176, Sverre Sigurdsson, to seek support from Birger. He had however, become more reserved, and did not want to support more than one prospective king at a time. Sverre Sigurdsson stayed over Christmas, and when news arrived that Östen had died at Re the question who would take his place as the leader of the Birkebein Party Brosa's sons were suggested but Birger turned that down because of their young age. He instead suggested that Sverre Sigurdsson would take the lead and that was accepted by the Norwegians. Important bonds had now been tied between the two countries. Birger's eldest son Filip later became Sverre's and Norway's jarl and the sister of king Erik married Sverre Sigurdsson after he became king in 1184.
Two Danish relatives of Birger's, Karl and Knut from Halland, showed up soon after Sverre. They had led a rebellion against the Danish king and now needed a place to stay. Harald Skreng who also sought the Danish crown also visited Birger.
Birger died in 1202.
The word brosa means "the smiling one"
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