Christoffer II of Denmark

Christoffer II of Denmark

Birth
Denmark
Death 2 Aug 1332 (aged 55)
Nykobing Falster, Guldborgsund Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark
Burial Sorø, Sorø Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark
Memorial ID 10599372 · View Source
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Danish Monarch. He reigned as King of Denmark from 1319 to 1326 and from 1330 to 1332. He was the younger son of king Erik V Klipping and queen Agnes von Brandenburg. He succeeded his elder brother king Erik VI Menved. Christoffer II was a weak king. When he was in need of money he pawned the country bit by bit to the Schauenburg Counts of Holstein. 1326 he was toppled from power by Count Gerhard von Holstein, who installed a child, the young Duke Valdemar of Schleswig on the throne as his puppet, king Valdemar III. The young king abdicated 1330, and Christoffer II was reinstalled as king until he died 1332, leaving Denmark without king for the next 8 years under harsh rule and mercy from the Count Gerhard von Holstein.Christoffer II was married to Queen Euphemia von Pommern, daughter of Duke Bugislaw IV of Pommerania. The couple had 6 children, among whom were the later king Valdemar IV Atterdag.

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  • Originally Created by: Benny Chordt Hansen
  • Added: 11 Mar 2005
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christoffer II of Denmark (29 Sep 1276–2 Aug 1332), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10599372, citing Sorø klosterkirke, Sorø, Sorø Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark ; Maintained by Find A Grave .