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Encyclopedia > Saint Eric
The third seal of the City of Stockholm, depicting the crowned head of Eric the Saint, attested for the first time in 1376.
The third seal of the City of Stockholm, depicting the crowned head of Eric the Saint, attested for the first time in 1376.
Coat of Arms of Stockholm, depicting Eric the Saint of Sweden and based on the medieval seal.
Coat of Arms of Stockholm, depicting Eric the Saint of Sweden and based on the medieval seal.

Eric IX of Sweden (or Erik the Lawgiver or Eric the Saint. In Swedish he is simply known as Erik den helige which roughly equals Saint Eric) (c. 11201160) was a Swedish king between 1150 and 1160. Eric was an Upland lord, son of a lord Jedvard (Edward), due to which contemporary sources call him also Eric Jedvardson. He was a rival king, from 1150, to Sverker the Elder who had ascended the throne c 1130 and was murdered 1156, after which Eric was recognized in most or all provinces. Eric's reign ended when he was murdered in Uppsala. He's said to have been murdered by Emund Ulvbane, an assassin who was hired by people working for the Sverker dynasty, in order for them to regain the control of the kingdom, or alternatively by Magnus Henriksson, another claimant, who is said in some sources to have succeeded him briefly as king. People from Svealand recognized a miracle after Erik's death, since a fountain sprang from the earth where the king's head fell after being chopped off. Image File history File links en: The third seal of Stockholm - showing Eric IX of Sweden. ... Image File history File links en: The third seal of Stockholm - showing Eric IX of Sweden. ... Coat of arms, Stockholm {{PD}} Why should this image be pd? --217. ... Coat of arms, Stockholm {{PD}} Why should this image be pd? --217. ... Stockholm  listen? is the capital and the largest city of Sweden. ... Events Welcher of Malvern creates a system of measurement for the earth using degrees, minutes, and seconds of latitude and longitude. ... Events Erik den helige is succeeded by Karl Sverkersson. ... Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system. ... Events Åhus, Sweden gains city privileges City of Airdrie, Scotland founded King Sverker I of Sweden is deposed and succeeded by Eric IX of Sweden. ... Events Erik den helige is succeeded by Karl Sverkersson. ... Events Åhus, Sweden gains city privileges City of Airdrie, Scotland founded King Sverker I of Sweden is deposed and succeeded by Eric IX of Sweden. ... Sverker I Kolson or Sverker the Elder (died c. ... Events February 13 - Innocent II is elected pope An antipope schism occurs when Roger II of Sicily supports Anacletus II as pope instead of Innocent II. Innocent flees to France and Anacletus crowns Roger King. ... Events Establishment of the Carmelite Order Hogen Rebellion in Japan January 20 - According to legend, freeholder Lalli slays English crusader Bishop Henry with an axe on the ice of the lake Köyliönjärvi in Finland. ... This article is about the modern city of Uppsala. ...


He would later be made a (regionally recognized) saint whose feast day is 18 May. The relic casket of Eric is on display in Uppsala cathedral (Uppsala domkyrka). The casket contains bones of a male, with traces of injury to the neck. Eric is the patron saint of Stockholm and depicted in the city's coat of arms. He had a nationalistic church policy. Sweden honored him as national (patron) saint, although Pope Alexander III forbade his cult 1172, when his son, king Knut Ericsson quarreled with the Swedish and Roman church. It was an important asset to Eric's family to have a saint in the ancestry. The pope used a pretext that Eric was a drunk who died as result of fight in a group of drunks. In general, the term Saint refers to someone who is exceptionally virtuous and holy. ... The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organising a liturgical year on the level of days by associating each day with a saint, and referring to the day as the saints day of that saint. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... The word relic comes from the Latin reliquiae (remains) and there are many pre-Christian instances of some bone or other part of the corpse, or some intimately associated object, carefully preserved with an air of veneration as a tangible memorial. ... In several forms of Christianity, a patron saint has special affinity for a trade or group. ... Stockholm  listen? is the capital and the largest city of Sweden. ... Alexander III, né Orlando Bandinelli (d. ... Seal of Canute I Canute I Eriksson or Knut Eriksson in Swedish was king of Sweden from 1167 to 1195. ...


Around 1155, he apparently made an expedition to Southwestern Finland, with an English-born cleric Henry (who became Finnish regional saint St Henry the Bishop. Later, this small and probably inconclusive expedition has been labeled as a crusade and as the start of the Swedish dominion of Finland, although history research has brought evidence that no permanent dominion or administration was built in Finland at that time.


In order to strengthen his position as king, Eric succeeded to marry Christina Bjornsdatter, a Danish noblewoman, a granddaughter of king Inge I of Sweden. Christina's father was the Danish royal son Bjorn Ironside(Björn Järnsida) and her mother was Catherine of Sweden, youngest daughter of King Inge. ... Björn Járnsíða or Björn Järnsida, Swedish king (ca 785-800) was a legendary viking from the 8th century. ...




Preceded by:
Sverker the Elder
King of Sweden
Succeeded by:
Charles VII


Sverker I Kolson or Sverker the Elder (died c. ... This is a list of Swedish monarchs, that is, the Kings and ruling Queens of Sweden with Regents and Viceroys of the Kalmar Union up until the present time. ... Charles VII Sverkersson or Karl Eriksson in Swedish was king of Sweden and Earl of Götaland from circa 1161 to 1167, when he was assassinated. ...


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Eric IX of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (495 words)
Eric IX of Sweden (or Erik the Lawgiver or Eric the Saint.
Eric is the patron saint of Stockholm and depicted in the city's coat of arms.
It was an important asset to Eric's family to have a saint in the ancestry.
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