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 Ingiburga of Sweden

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Ingiburga of Sweden

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Death 17 Jun 1254 (aged 41–42)
Burial Varnhem, Skara kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
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Memorial ID 15919720 View Source
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Swedish Princess and Duchess. Erican Dynasty (not a family name). Eldest daughter of King Eric the Survivor and Queen Richeza of Sweden. Approximate year of birth. Lived her youth in exile in Denmark after her brother had been deposed by his guardian and regent in 1229. Her marriage took place about 1234 in connection with her brother King Eric resuming the throne from his 2nd cousin, the usurper King Canute II the Tall of Sweden, and was successfully intended to have the mighty House of Bielbo as royal allies. Ingiburga bore many children to her husband Duke Birger, Sweden's frist known de facto prince consort. In 1250 her brother died without heirs so their eldest son Waldemar was chosen to succeed Eric on the throne, while her husband was made regent during their son's minority. Thus Princess-Duchess Ingiburga became the King Mother and first lady of the royal court. She is recorded as havng inherited her brother Eric's private property upon his death, as his only living sibling. Even toward her forties, she continued to give birth to children, and her death is believed to have been due to complications, possibly giving birth to twins. It has been safely assumed that her grave can be found in this church. Duke Birger was remarried to widowed Queen Matilda of Denmark. The magnificent grave monument on the family grave bears the effigies of Matilda and Birger and one of his sons with Ingiburga.


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  • Created by: Count Demitz
  • Added: 28 Sep 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15919720
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/15919720/ingiburga_of_sweden : accessed ), memorial page for Ingiburga of Sweden (1212–17 Jun 1254), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15919720, citing Varnhems kyrka & kyrkogård, Varnhem, Skara kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden ; Maintained by Count Demitz (contributor 46863611) .