Person:Eric XIV of Sweden (1)

Eric XIV of Sweden
b.13 Dec 1533
d.26 Feb 1577
  1. Eric XIV of Sweden1533 - 1577
  1. Princess Sigrid of Sweden1566 - 1633
  2. Prince Gustav of Sweden1568 - 1607
  1. Virginia Eriksdotter1559 - 1633
  2. Constantia Eriksdotter1560 - 1649
Facts and Events
Name Eric XIV of Sweden
Gender Male
Birth[1] 13 Dec 1533
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Agda Persdotter
Death[1] 26 Feb 1577
Reference Number? Q52945?

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Eric XIV, (13 December 1533 – 26 February 1577) was King of Sweden from 1560 until he was deposed in 1568. Eric XIV was the eldest son of Gustav I (1496–1560) and Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (1513–35). He was also ruler of Estonia, after its conquest by Sweden in 1561.

While he has been regarded as intelligent and artistically skilled, as well as politically ambitious, early in his reign he showed signs of mental instability, a condition that eventually led to insanity. Some scholars claim that his illness began early during his reign, while others believe that he became sick after the Sture Murders.

Eric, having been deposed and imprisoned, was most likely murdered. An examination of his remains in 1958 confirmed that he probably died of arsenic poisoning.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Eric XIV of Sweden, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.