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King Christoffer the 1 st. 1219 - 1259 King 1252 - 1259 Christopher I Valdemarsson, King of Denmark b. circa 1219, d. 29 May 1259
Christopher I Valdemarsson, King of Denmark was born circa 1219. He was the son of Valdemar II 'the Victorious' Valdemarsson, King of Denmark and Berengaria de Portugal.1 He married Margaret of Pomerania, daughter of Sambar von Kassuben, Duke of Kassuben, in 1248. He died on 29 May 1259 at Ribe. He succeeded to the title of King Christopher I of Denmark in 1252.2 Children of Christopher I Valdemarsson, King of Denmark and Margaret of Pomerania Valdemar Christofsson Niels Christofsson Margaret Christofsdottir, Princess of Denmark+ Erik V 'Klipping' Christofsson, King of Denmark+1 b. 1249, d. 22 Nov 1286 Mathilde Christofsdottir, Princess of Denmark+ b. 1250, d. 1300 Citations [S38] John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 149. Hereinafter cited as Dynasties of the World. [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. http://www.thepeerage.com/p10548.htm
ROYAL DANISH ANCESTRY: http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedidex.php/n=royal?denmark
When Abel died the nobility against common practice passed over Abel’s sons, and acclaimed Bengerd’s youngest son Christoffer.
This choice became the reason for conflicts in more generations. When Abel’s descendants realized, that they were excluded from the crown benefiting a younger line, they with so much greater eagerness hold on to the fact, that their family had old reights to command in Jutland, and they were always ready to join the new king-family’s enemies.
At the same time Christoffer came into an irreconcilable fight with the arch bishop Jakob Erlandsøn. When this fight was at its peak, the king suddenly died in Ribe (29th May 1259) from poisoned altar wine. The rumours say, that he became poisoned by abbot Arnfast from Ryd Monastery, who had poured it up. Then Margrete, the kings widow, took control on behalf of their son Erik Klipping. Christoffer was buried in Ribe Cathedral.
Christoffer was son of Valdemar Sejr and queen Berengaria. In 1248 married to Margrete Sambiria (1230-82) daughter of prince Sambor and Mechtilde. http://www.danmarkskonger.dk/king24.htm
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