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Encyclopedia > Eric IV of Denmark

Eric IV (1216-August 9, 1250), also known as Plovpenning, was king of Denmark from 1241 until his death. He was the son of Valdemar II by his wife, Princess Berengária of Portugal, and brother to Abel and Christopher I. Events Prince Louis of France, the future King Louis VIII, invades England in the First Barons War Henry III becomes King of England. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... Events December 13 - Death of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor Louis IX of France is captured by Muslims and has to ransom himself Mabinogion appears Albertus Magnus isolates the element arsenic Vincent of Beauvais writes proto-encyclopedic The Greater Mirror City of Stockholm founded Alphonso III of Portugal takes Algarve... Events April 5 - Mongols of Golden Horde under the command of Subotai defeat feudal polish nobility, including Knights Templar, in the battle of Liegnitz April 27 - Mongols defeat Bela IV of Hungary in the battle of Sajo. ... Valdemar II (1170–1241), called Valdemar the Conqueror or Valdemar the Victorious, was the King of Denmark from 1202 until 1241. ... Berengária, princess of Portugal was Queen consort of Denmark, fifth daughter of Portuguese King Sancho I, wife of Danish King Valdemar II and mother of Danish Kings Eric IV, Abel and Christopher I. She was born c. ... Abel of Denmark (1218-1252), was Duke of Schleswig from 1232 to 1252 and King of Denmark from 1250 until his death. ... Christopher I (1219-May 29, 1259) was king of Denmark between 1252 and 1259. ...


Eric was coruler with his father from 1232.


His short rule was marked by bitter conflicts and civil wars against his brothers. Especially he fought his brother Abel, Duke of Schleswig who seems to have wanted an independent position and who was supprted by the counts of Holstein. Eric also fought the Scanian peasants, who rebelled because of his hard taxes, among other things, on ploughs. This gave him his epithet "ploughmoney", Danish, Plovpenning).   SkÃ¥ne? (also known as Scania) is the southernmost historical province (landskap) of Sweden. ...


After a dearly-bought victory over Abel 1250 he negotiated a truce with him but the same year he was taken prisoner by his brother as he passed through Schleswig and was assassinated.


Eric had only daughters surviving from his marriage with Jutta of Saxe, the most important of whom were:



Valdemar Birgersson (1239-1302), King of Sweden 1250-1275/1288/1302, was the son of princess Ingeborg Eriksdotter of Sweden and Birger Jarl, Earl Birger Magnusson of Bjälbo, who more or less ruled Sweden from 1248 under king Eric Ericsson the Lame his brother in law. ... Magnus Lagabøte (lit. ...

Preceded by:
Valdemar II
King of Denmark
12411250
Succeeded by:
Abel


Valdemar II (1170–1241), called Valdemar the Conqueror or Valdemar the Victorious, was the King of Denmark from 1202 until 1241. ... This is a list of Danish monarchs, that is, the Kings and ruling Queen of Denmark, including Regents of the Kalmar Union. ... Events April 5 - Mongols of Golden Horde under the command of Subotai defeat feudal polish nobility, including Knights Templar, in the battle of Liegnitz April 27 - Mongols defeat Bela IV of Hungary in the battle of Sajo. ... Events December 13 - Death of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor Louis IX of France is captured by Muslims and has to ransom himself Mabinogion appears Albertus Magnus isolates the element arsenic Vincent of Beauvais writes proto-encyclopedic The Greater Mirror City of Stockholm founded Alphonso III of Portugal takes Algarve... Abel of Denmark (1218-1252), was Duke of Schleswig from 1232 to 1252 and King of Denmark from 1250 until his death. ...


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Eric IV of Denmark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (209 words)
Eric IV (1216-August 9, 1250), also known as Plovpenning, was king of Denmark from 1241 until his death.
Eric was coruler with his father from 1232.
Eric also fought the Scanian peasants, who rebelled because of his hard taxes, among other things, on ploughs.
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