Erik (Pommern) av Pommern

Bogislaw (Pommern) av Pommern (bef. 1382 - 1459)

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Bogislaw (Erik) "Kung av Sverige, Norge och Danmark" av Pommern formerly Pommern aka of Pomerania, of Norway
Born before in Slupsk, Kozalin, Polandmap
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Husband of — married in Archbishop Co, urt, Lund, Malmhohus, Swedenmap
[children unknown]
Died in Rugenwalde, Pommern, Prussiamap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Aug 2014
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Preceded by
King of Sweden
Succeeded by
A Ruling Council
Preceded by
Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
King of Sweden
Succeeded by
Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
Preceded by
Karl Knutsson Bonde
King of Sweden
Succeeded by
Karl Knutsson Bonde


Eric of Pomerania, Erik af Pommern (Danish and Norwegian title) or Erik av Pommern (Eric XIII) (Swedish title), was adopted by Margaret of Denmark and became king of Denmark (1412-1439), king regent of the Kalmar Union, in Norway (1412-1442) and in Sweden (1396-1439).

King Erik of Pommern 1382 - 1459 King 1396-1439 Norway 1389-1442 Sverige 1396-1439

Erik was in almost all of his time of governing engaged in the battle of South Jutland, against the young counts of Holsten. They claimed the county as their heir, while the king claimed, that they had offended their reign by taking to weapons against the kingdom. (...) For a long time the king had the upper hand and controlled most of the county, while the Holstener only kept themselves at Gottorp and in the most southern part of the country.

But when Erik also got a war against Hansestæderne, he could not guard South Jutland. Flensborg was conquered by the Holstener, and at last they all agreed on ending the hostilities.(...)

He was well aware of The Sounds great importance. He took away Copenhagen from the Roskilde bishop, and placed it under the crown. In Skåne Landskrona was founded, and at Elsinora the castle Krogen was erected, from where the king in the middle of the war against Hansestæderne began to demand duty from each vessel sailing by.

In indignation over the fact that their privileges were not observed, the Vendiske cities declared war. Their fleet attacked Copenhagen in vain, which was defended by Erik’s queen, the English princess Philippa, and at the peace (Vordingborg 1435) they did not get the Sound-duty cancelled.

In Sweden, which Erik seldom visited, arised during time discontent over his governing. They complaint over the taxes, over unrest and no justice in the country, and over the kings lensmænd (title under the crown), especially over the bailiff in Dalarne, Jens Eriksøn. (...)

After the peasant-army during four months had become master of the whole country, except some few castles, it forced the country’s council to terminate loyalty to the king.(...)

At last Erik got tired of these confusing circumstances. He stood alone, queen Philippa had died childless, and a relative from Pommern, whom he wanted as his successor, the Danish Council would not accept.(...)

As Denmark thus was without a king, the power of governing came in the hands of The Council. In 1439 Erik was declared dismissed, first by the Danish and then by the Swedish Council. Erik lived at Gulland until 1449, thereafter in Pommern until his death in 1459.

Buried in the church in Rügenwalde. Erik of Pommern was son of Vartislav 7th of Pommern and Maria, a sister daughter to Margrethe 1st of Denmark. He was in 1406 married to Filippa of England (1394-1430). No children.


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On 21 Feb 2017 at 22:23 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:

On 3 Jan 2017 at 17:26 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Erik is his most well known name as an adult?

On 7 Dec 2016 at 20:55 GMT Lena (Johansson) Svensson wrote:

Norway-74 and Pommern-11 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate, Bogislaw his proper first name, Erik his Swedish name. True LNAB still not established.

On 18 Aug 2016 at 17:09 GMT Lena (Johansson) Svensson wrote:

I suggest that we change the LNAB to Greifen. See G2G quesion under the wife's profile.

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