Person:Eric of Pomerania (1)

Erik VII , King of Denmark and Sweden
b.1381 or 1382
Facts and Events
Name[2] Erik VII , King of Denmark and Sweden
Alt Name Eric of Pomerania
Alt Name[2] Erik III , King of Norway
Alt Name[2] Erich Bogislaw, von Pommern
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1381 or 1382
Marriage 26 Oct 1406 Lund, Lund, Malmöhus, Swedento Philippa of Lancaster
Death[1][2] 3 May 1459 Rügenwalde, Pommern, Preußen, Germany
Reference Number? Q161958?
Burial[2] Rügenwalde, Pommern, Preußen, GermanyMarienkirche

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Eric of Pomerania KG (1381 or 1382 – 24 September 1459) was King Eric (Eirik) III of Norway (1389–1442), King Eric VII of Denmark (1396–1439), and King Eric (Ericus) of Sweden (1396–1439; known there in history mainly as Erik av Pommern). He was the first King of the Nordic Kalmar Union, succeeding his adoptive mother Margaret I of Denmark, and was also Duke Eric I of Pomerania.

Referring to Eric of Pomerania as King Eric XIII of Sweden is a later invention, counting backwards from Eric XIV (1560–1568), who adopted his numeral according to a fictitious history of Sweden. Going back into prehistory, it is not known how many Swedish monarchs were named Eric before this one (at least six were).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Eric of Pomerania, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 ERICH BOGISLAW von Pommern , in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.