Magnus Ladulås Birgersson

Magnus Birgersson (abt. 1240 - 1290)

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Magnus (Magnus Ladulås) "Helig (Holy)" Birgersson aka King of Sweden
Born about in Bjälbo, Östergotland, Swedenmap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married in Bjälbo, Ostergotland, Swedenmap
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Died in Visingsö, Jönköping, Swedenmap
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European Aristocracy
Magnus Ladulås Birgersson was a member of the aristocracy in Sweden.


Magnus was born around 1240 as the son of Birger Magnusson, aka Birger Jarl and his wife princess Ingeborg Eriksdotter.

Fight for the Crown

Valdemar, Magnus' older brother, was elected king when their uncle king Erik Eriksson (Erik XI, the Lisp and Lame) died in 1250.[1]

After the father's death in 1266 the brothers openly fought against each other with Valdemar on one side and Magnus and the younger brother Erik on the other. In 1275 Valdemar was defeated at Hova in Västergötland and July 22 that year Magnus was elected king on the Stones of Mora and was crowned May 24 the following year. [2]


The same year as his coronation, 1276, Magnus married Helvig, the daughter of Count Gerhard I of Holstein and Elisabet of Mecklenburg. Together they had six children.[1]

  • Erik, died young
  • Ingeborg (ca 1277 - 1319) married king Erik Menved, king of Denmark
  • Birger (1280 - 1321) king of Sweden
  • Erik (1282 - 1318) Duke of Södermanland
  • Rikissa (1283 - 1348) abbess at St. Clare's Priory in Stockholm
  • Valdemar (1285 - 1318) Duke of Finland

Death and Burial

Magnus died December 18, 1290 on the island of Visingsö. According to the journals of the Franciscan monks, the farmers carried him on their shoulders all the way to Stockholm where he was buried in the Riddarholm church, which then was the convent church of the Greyfriars. He had chosen the location of his burial in 1285 and demanded that his body would be taken there if he died outside of Stockholm. He had even gotten the pope's approval to be buried there. The monks placed a well visable epitaph in the church with the text "Sucka, Sverige, begråt den avlidne fursten, som skyddat dig och regereat ytterst rättvist. Här ligger begraven kungarnas blomma, lagarnas upphov och förebild, den milde kung Magnus" (Sigh, Sweden, morn the dead ruler, who protected you and ruled very fairly. Here lays buried the flower of kings, the creator of the laws and rolemodel, the mild king Magnus).[1]

  • Fact: Burial Riddarholmskyrkan (Riddarholm Church), Riddarholmen, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden

Riddarholm Church

The Riddarholm Church (swe. Riddarholmskyrkan) is the final resting place of the Swedish kings and Stockholm's only preserved medieval monastery church. With the one exception of Queen Christina, all succeeding rulers of Sweden from Gustav II Adolf (d. 1632) to Gustaf V (d. 1950) are buried in the Riddarholmen Church. The Riddarholm church is located at Riddarholmen, near Gamla Stan (Old Town).

Riddarholmskyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden

More information about the church see Space:Riddarholmskyrkan


  • Duke of Sweden from the beginning of the 1250's.[2]
  • Duke of Södermanland from 1266.[2]
  • King of Sweden, chosen July 22, 1275 on Mora äng, crowned May 24, 1276 in Uppsala Cathedral[2]

Fransiscan Convents and Priories

Magnus helped found several Fransiscan convents and Priories in Sweden.[1]

  • Stockholm 1268 or 1270
  • Nyköping 1280
  • Jönköping 1283
  • Arboga 1285
  • Linköping 1287
  • St. Clare's Priory, Stockholm 1289

Battles and Wars


  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 19 November 2016), memorial page for Magnus III Barnlock (1240 - 1290) - Find A Grave Memorial.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Henrik Roelvink, Riddarholmens kyrka och kloster (Stockholm: Veritas Förlag, 2008)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Alex Svensson, Sveriges regenter under 1000 år (Svenskt Militärhistoriskt Bibliotek, 2010)

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On 31 Aug 2016 at 04:47 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:

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