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Encyclopedia > Magnus IV of Sweden
Sigillum ad causas for Magnus II of Sweden
Sigillum ad causas for Magnus II of Sweden

Magnus Ericson, Magnus VII of Norway, the fourth Magnus to have been proclaimed king of Sweden (1316December 1, 1377), King of Sweden, Norway, and Terra Scania, son of Duke Eric Magnusson of Sweden and Ingeborg, daughter of Haakon V of Norway. Also known by his nickname "Magnus Smek" (Eng. "Pet-Magnus"). PD image, from Swedish Wikipedia This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... PD image, from Swedish Wikipedia This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Events Pope John XXII elected to the papacy. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events January 17 – Pope Gregory XI enters Rome. ... Terra Scania, or Skåneland, once constituted the eastern part of the Danish kingdom. ... Eric Magnusson was the son of Magnus LadulÃ¥s and queen Helvig. ... Burial site of HÃ¥kon V in Oslo Haakon V Magnusson (1270 - May 8, 1319) was king of Norway from 1299 until 1319. ...

Magnus had already succeeded to the Norwegian throne when at age four he was elected king of Sweden in 1320. Under the Regencies of his Grandmother Queen Helvig and his Mother Duchess Ingeborg the countries were ruled by Knut Jonsson and Erling Vidkunsson. Kingdom of Norway as an united realm, was founded by King Harald I (the Fairhair, harfagri) in 9th century, who conquered a number of local kingdoms. ... Events January 20 - Dante - Quaestio de Aqua et Terra January 20 - Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland April 6 - The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath. ...

In 1332 the king of Denmark, Christopher II, died as a "king without a country" after he and his older brother and predecessor had pawned Denmark piece by piece. King Magnus took advantage of his neighbour's distress, redeeming the pawn for the eastern Danish provinces for a huge amount of silver, and thus became ruler also of Terra Scania. Events November 7 - Lucerne joins the Swiss Confederation with Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden. ... King Christian II, painting by P. van Coninxloo, 1521. ... Terra Scania, or Skåneland, once constituted the eastern part of the Danish kingdom. ...

In spite of his many formal expansions his rule was considered a period of decrease both to the Swedish royal power and to Sweden as a whole. Foreign nations like Denmark (after its recovery in 1340) and Mecklenburg intervened and Magnus himself does not seem to have been able to resist the internal opposition. He was regarded a weak king and criticised because an alleged favourite rule. The coat of arms of Mecklenburg-Western-Pommerania Mecklenburg is a geographical area located in Northern Germany. ...

In 1336 he married Blanche of Namur, daughter of Count Jean of Namur and Marie of Artois, a descendant of Louis VIII of France. In 1343 their son Haakon was designated to succeed his father to the Norwegian throne as Haakon VI, even though Magnus remained regent during his minority. Events End of the Kemmu restoration and beginning of the Muromachi period in Japan. ... Queen Blanche of Sweden and sometime also of Norway, born as daughter of the Count of Namur. ... Namur (Dutch: Namen) is a province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ... Louis VIII the Lion (French: Louis VIII le Lion) (September 5, 1187 – November 8, 1226) reigned as King of France from 1223 to 1226. ... Events Magnus II of Sweden abdicates from the throne of Norway in favor of his son Haakon VI of Norway. ... // High public office A regent, from the Latin regens who reigns is anyone who acts as head of state, especially if not the monarch (who has higher titles). ...

Magnus' young favorite courtier was Bengt Algotsson, his relative, whom he elevated to Duke of Finland and Halland, as well as Viceroy of Skane. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... is a historical province (landskap) on the western coast of Sweden. ... Scania (Skåne) is the southernmost historical Province (landskap) of Sweden. ...

Because of the raise in taxation to pay for the acquisition of the Scanian province, some Swedish nobles supported by the Church attempted to oust Magnus, setting up his elder son Eric as king (Eric XII of Sweden), but Eric died supposedly of the plague in 1359, with his wife Beatrice of Brandenburg and their two sons. Eric XII Magnusson (1339-1359) was rival King of Sweden and to his father Magnus II from 1356 to his death in 1359. ... Yersinia pestis seen at 2000x magnification. ... Events Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Orhan I (1326-1359) to Murad I (1359-1389) Berlin joins the Hanseatic League. ...

King Valdemar IV of Denmark conquered Terra Scania in 1360. He went on to conquer Gotland in 1361. At the 27,th of july 1361 outside the city of Visby, the main city of Gotland, did the final battle stand. It ended in a complete victory for Valdemar. Magnus had warned the inhabitants of Visby in a letter and started to gather troops to reconquer Scania. Valdemar went home to denmark again in august and took a lot of plunder with him. Either in late 1361 or early 1362 the inhabitants of Visby raised themself against the few danish that Valdemar left behind and killed them. In 1363 a rebellion against Magnus broke out. It was supported by Valdemar and resulted a few months later (february 1364) in that Magnus was deposed from the Swedish throne being replaced by the Duke of Mecklenburg's son Albert of Sweden. Magnus was seeking refuge with his younger son in Norway, where he drowned in 1374. Valdemar IV of Denmark (Valdemar Atterdag) shown on a fresco in Næstveds Saint Peters Church (Sankt Peders Kirke). ... Events October 24 - The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years War. ... ▶ (help· info) is the largest island in the Baltic Sea with a size of 2,994 km². It is also the largest island belonging to Sweden. ... Centuries: 13th century - 14th century - 15th century Decades: 1310s 1320s 1330s 1340s 1350s - 1360s - 1370s 1380s 1390s 1400s 1410s Years: 1358 1359 1360 1361 1362 - 1363 - 1364 1365 1366 1367 1368 See also: 1363 state leaders Events Magnus II, King of Sweden, is deposed by Albert of Mecklenburg. ... Albert of Sweden (or Albrecht von Mecklenburg in German or Albrekt av Mecklenburg in Swedish) was born in 1338 and became king of Sweden in 1363. ... Events June 24 - Dancing mania begins in Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen), possibly due to ergotism King Gongmin is assassinated and King U ascends to the Goryeo throne Births April 11 - Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, heir to the throne of England (died 1398) Leonardo Bruni, Italian humanist (died 1444...

See also: Unions of Sweden Sweden has for political and dynastic reasons been in union with other kingdoms and princely states, ostensibly personal unions. ...

Preceded by:
King of Sweden
with Eric XII
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Haakon V Magnusson
King of Norway
Succeeded by:
Haakon VI Magnusson



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