King of Sweden. He was born around 1106, the younger son of King Nicholas of Denmark and Queen Margaret Colleen-of-Peace, a Steinchetellian Dynasty princess whose father was King Ingi the Elder of Sweden. His six-year-old brother Ingi was kicked to death by a horse in 1112. He has also been called Magnus the Strong, but the epithet has been criticized as a latter-day fabrication by many historians. Around 1126, after the reign of King Ingi the Younger and the death of throne claimant Reynold Knobhead, Magnus came north to Sweden to become king there for a few years. It wasn't long until he was driven back into Denmark by his successor Sweartgar I. He was killed in the famed Battle of Fotevik in Scania fighting for the Danish throne. In 1127 he had married Queen Richeza, a daughter of King Boleslaw III Wrymouth of Poland. They had two sons, the elder one becoming King Canute V of Denmark in 1146. The actual site of Magnus I's grave is unknown. This memorial chapel and sculpted tomb with its carved gravestone were arranged in his honor at Vreta by the architecturally very active King John III, who sent his artisan Hans Elert to create monuments there in the latter part of the 16th century.
Bio by: Count Demitz