Eric Christoffersen of Denmark

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Eric Christoffersen of Denmark

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Death 1332 (aged 24–25)
Burial Ringsted, Ringsted Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark
Memorial ID 96949107 · View Source
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Eric Christoffersen was king of Denmark from 1321 until his death, jointly with his father, King Christopher II.
Eric was the eldest son of King Christopher II and Euphemia of Pomerania. In 1321, he was elected king and crowned in alongside his father as his junior co-ruler in August 15, 1324.
He predeceased his father, fighting in the battles, which subsequently broke out between the father and Holstein. In November 30, 1331, Eric was defeated at the battle at Danevirke, but managed to escape to Kiel, where he died of his battle wounds, a few months afterward, either in late 1331 or early 1332. Eric was buried at Sorø Abbey, later St. Bendt's Church.
He married Elizabeth of Holstein-Rendsburg, dowager duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg and sister of his father's enemy, Count Gerhard III, by whom he had no children. The marriage was dissolved the next year.


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  • Added: 12 Sep 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 96949107
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eric Christoffersen of Denmark (1307–1332), Find a Grave Memorial no. 96949107, citing Sankt Bendts Kirke, Ringsted, Ringsted Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark ; Maintained by Mad (contributor 47329061) .