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Birth: 1127
Death: Mar. 21, 1201

Roman Catholic Archbishop, Statesman. He was raised with Danish monarch King Canute Lavard's son, who later became King Valdemar I. Having studied theology in Paris, France, he was appointed bishop of Roskilde, Denmark in 1158 and archbishop of Lund (in present-day Sweden) in 1177. He conducted the expeditions against the Germanic tribe the Wends, capturing their castle stronghold of Arkona on the island of Rügen in 1169 and conquered the Germanic region ofg Pomerania in 1185. He erected sea-fortifications along the Danish coasts, among them the Castle Borg, thus founding present-day Copenhagen. After Valdemar I ascended to the Danish throne, Absalon was his right chief aide and King Knud VI's leader in Denmark's disengagement from the German emperor's sovereignty. He lies interred in the Sorø Cloister Church. (bio by: Erik Skytte) 
Sorø klosterkirke (Church of Soroe Cloister)
Sjælland, Denmark
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Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
Record added: Jul 10, 2005
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Added by: Erik Skytte
Added by: Erik Skytte
Added by: Erik Skytte
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