Sverker I (Eriksson) Kolsson

Sverker (Eriksson) Kolsson (1096 - 1156)

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Sverker (Sverker I) "Sverkersätten the elder" Kolsson formerly Eriksson aka King of Sweden
Born in Ostergotlands, Swedenmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Småland, Jamtland, Swedenmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Småland, Jamtland, Swedenmap
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Preceded by
King of Sweden
Succeeded by
Erik den helige

Sverker I the Elder (also called Clubfoot, Sverker den äldre or Klumpfot; king from 1125 in Östergötland), 1130–25 December 1156 --- Click here for EARLY KINGS OF SWEDEN [1] on WikiTree. ROYAL SWEDISH ANCESTORY:

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--- Sverker was a large landowner from Östergötland. According to Westrogothic law (1240), his father's name was Cornube, but according to Skáldatal, his father's name was Kol. He was acknowledged as king at the beginning of the 1130s and conquered Västergötland and its ruler Magnus the Strong. Sverker ruled for about 26 years, but not much is known about him. --- SVERKER, son of --- (-murdered 24/25 Dec 1156). Sverker's parentage is not known. According to Saxo Grammaticus, he was "of modest origins"[118]. Under King in Östergötland. He was installed as SVERKER I King of Sweden in [1133/34] in succession to Magnus Nielsson of Denmark.

[m firstly as her third husband,] ULVHILD Haakonsdotter, widow first of INGE II Halstensson King of Sweden and secondly of NIELS King of Denmark, daughter of HAAKON Finsson & his wife --- (-before 1143). The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified. Her second marriage is referred to by Saxo Grammaticus who states that "Ulvildam Noricam", wife of "Nicolaus", was secretly abducted by King Sverker but their "connection was accepted as a marriage"[119].

m secondly (after 1143) as her third husband, RYKSA [Swantosława] of Poland, widow firstly of MAGNUS I "den Stærke/the Strong" King of Denmark and secondly of VLADIMIR Vsevolodich Prince of Novgorod, daughter of BOLESŁAW III "Krzywousty/Wrymouth" Prince of Poland & his second wife Salome von Berg-Schelklingen ([1116/17]-after 25 Dec 1155). The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Rikissam" as the only daughter of "dux Vergescelaus de Polonia" and his wife Agnes, specifying that "primo fuit regina Suecie", that by her second husband "regi Russie nomine Musuch" she was mother of "Sophiam reginam Dacie et Rikissam", the latter marrying "imperatoris Castelle Alfunso"[120]. This appears to be a confused account which contradicts other sources in many aspects. She was known as RIKISSA in Sweden.


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Medieval Lands: A Prosopography of Medieval European Noble and Royal Families, Charles Cawley, (, Sweden, Kings [accessed 27 Jun 2006].

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Sverker I Kolsson, King of Sweden1 d. 1156

Sverker I Kolsson, King of Sweden was the son of Kol Svensson.2 He married Richza of Poland, daughter of Boleslaw III, Duke of Poland and Salome von Berg, in 1139.2 He married Ulfhild Haakonsdottir, daughter of Haakon Finson.2 He died in 1156 murdered.2 Sverker I Kolsson, King of Sweden also went by the nick-name of Sverker 'the Elder'.3 He succeeded to the title of King Sverker I of Sweden in 1134.2 He was deposed as King of Sweden in 1150.2 Children of Sverker I Kolsson, King of Sweden and Ulfhild Haakonsdottir Carl VII Sverkersson, King of Sweden+2 d. 1167 Helena Sverkersdottir+1 d. b 1172 Jon Kolsson+3 Citations [S16] Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 16. Hereinafter cited as Lines of Succession. [S16] Louda and MacLagan, Lines of Succession, table 27. [S38] John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 151. Hereinafter cited as Dynasties of the World. --- succession of kings surrounding his reign:

1158 - 1160 Erik IX the Holy
1160 - 1167 Carl VII Sverkersson
1167 - 1196 Knut Eriksson
1196 - 1208 Sverker II (the Younger)
1208 - 1216 Erik X Knutsson


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