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Erik I "Ejegod" Svendsøn (Estridsøn), Konge af Danmark

Nicknames: "Erik Ejegod", "Eric I of Denmark", "Erik I av Danmark", "Kong Erik I Svendsson Ejegod av Danmark", "Kong Erik "Eiegod"", "Ejegod", "also known as Erik Ejegod (literally: Eric "Evergood")"
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Birthplace: Slangerup, Frederikssund, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
Death: Died in Paphos, Cyprus
Cause of death: På pilgrimsfærd til det hellige land
Place of Burial: Baffa, Isle Of Cyprus
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Son of Sweyn II Estridsen Ulfsen of Denmark; Svend II (IV) Estridsen (King) of Denmark; Gunhild SVENSDÓTTIR and Gunhilda Sweynsdottir
Husband of Bothilde Thorgautsdottir; Ingeborg Ejegod; Hjákonur Eiríks 'eygóða' Sveinssonar; Rannveig Torsdatter and Bödil Þorgautsdóttir, Dronning af Danmark
Father of Knut Lavard, Duke of Schleswig; Harald "Kesja" Eriksen; Bodil Eriksdatter; Erik II Eriksen Emune; Ragnhild Eiriksdatter of Denmark and 1 other
Half brother of Knud IV "den hellige", konge af Danmark; Ragnhild Svendsdatter; Harald III "Hen" King of Denmark; Sigrid Svendsdatter; Oluf I "Hunger", King of Denmark and 16 others

Occupation: Kung av Danmark 1095-1103, Kung av Danmark, Konge 1095-1103, Kung i Danmark 1095-1103, Dansk kung 1095 - 1103, Dansk konge fra 1095-1103, Konge af Danmark, Kungav Danmark 1095-1103, Dansk kung 1095-, Tronaspirant, dansk konge, Dansk Konge, Konge i Danmark
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About Erik I "Ejegod" Svendsøn (Estridsøn), Konge af Danmark

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Predecessor: Olaf I Hunger Successor: Niels

-------------------- Erik Ejegod var konge af Danmark fra 1095 - 1103.

http://www.denstoredanske.dk/Danmarks_geografi_og_historie/Danmarks_historie/Danmark_f%C3%B8r_Reformationen/Erik_1._Ejegod

http://www.denstoredanske.dk/Dansk_Biografisk_Leksikon/Monarki_og_adel/Konge/Erik_1._Ejegod

http://danmarkshistorien.dk/leksikon-og-kilder/vis/materiale/erik-ejegod-ca-1060-1103/

http://www.ne.se/lang/erik-ejegod?i_h_word=erik%201%20ejegod -------------------- Erik I Ejegod, frillesøn af Svend Estridsøn. Født o. 1056 i Slangerup. Død af feber den 17. juli 1103 i Paphos på Cypern. Begravet dér.

Erik I Ejegods regeringstid: Erik I Ejegod kaldtes hjem fra Sverige efter Oluf Hungers død. I 1098 drog kongen på pilgrimsfærd til Rom (pave Urban II), hvor han ivrede for kong Knuds kanonisering og oprettelse af et nordisk ærkebispesæde i Lund. Erik Ejegod deltog i 1101 i trekongemødet ved Gotaelven, hvor en række nordiske problemer løstes ved forhandling mellem de tre nordiske konger. I 1103 drog han, som den første danske konge, på pilgrimsfærd til Det hellige Land. Turen gik via Rusland og Byzans. Det var dengang en utrolig lang og farefuld færd at give sig ud på, og både kongen og dronning Bodil omkom på turen, henholdsvis på Cypern og i Palæstina. Kong Erik, der var usædvanlig høj, fik sit tilnavn, fordi han var vennesæl (»ejegod«), som sin far.

Nachkommen Gorms des Alten, König von Dänemark, Sixten Otto Brenner, (Dansk Historisk Håndbogsforlag, København, 1978), Reference: 52. --------------------

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Erik I 'the Evergood' Svendsson, King of Denmark was the son of Svend II Estrithson, King of Denmark and Gunhilda Sweynsdottir. He married Bothilde Thorgautsdottir, daughter of Thorgaut Ulvson. He died on 10 July 1103 at Cyprus.

Erik I 'the Evergood' Svendsson, King of Denmark succeeded to the title of King Erik I of Denmark in 1095.

Children of Erik I 'the Evergood' Svendsson, King of Denmark and Bothilde Thorgautsdottir Erik II 'the Memorable' Eriksson, King of Denmark+ d. 18 Sep 1137 Harald Kesia Eriksson, Prince of Denmark d. 1135 Ragnhild Eriksdottir+ Knut Lavard Eriksson, Duke of South Jutland+ b. 1096, d. 1131

Eric was born in the town of Slangerup in North Zealand. During the rule of his half-brother Canute IV of Denmark he was an eager supporter of the king, but he was spared during the rebellion against Canute IV. Eric remained at the royal farm instead of accompanying Canute IV to St Albans priory in Odense where Canute IV was killed. Eric talked his way off the farm and fled to Zealand then fled to Scania which was part of Denmark at the time. Olaf I Hunger was elected King of Denmark, but his reign was short. At last Eric was elected as a king at the several landsting assemblies in 1095. Eric was well liked by the people and the famines that had plagued Denmark during Olaf Hunger's reign ceased. For many it seemed a sign from God that Eric was the right king for Denmark.

Medieval chroniclers, such as Saxo Grammaticus, and myths portrayed Eric a “strapping fellow” appealing to the common people. He could keep his place when four men tried their best to move him. Eric was a good speaker, people went out of their way to hear him. After a ting assembly concluded, he went about the neighborhood greeting men, women and children at their homesteads. He had a reputation as a loud man who liked parties and who led a rather dissipated private life. Though a presumed supporter of a strong centralized royal power, he seems to have behaved like a diplomat avoiding any clash with the magnates. He had a reputation for being ruthless to robbers and pirates.

On a visit to the Pope in Rome he obtained canonization for his late brother, Canute IV, and an archbishopric for Denmark (now Lund in Scania), instead of being under the Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen. Bishop Asser then became the first Archbishop of Lund.

King Eric announced at the Viborg assembly that he had decided to go on pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The cause, according to Danmarks Riges Krønike, was the murder of four of his own men while drunk at a feast in his own hall. Despite the pleadings of his subjects, he would not be deterred. Eric appointed his son, Harald Kesja, and Bishop Asser as regents.

Eric and Boedil and a large company traveled through Russia to Constantinople where he was a guest of the emperor. While there, he became ill, but took ship for Cyprus anyway. He died at Paphos, Cyprus in July 1103. The queen had him buried there. He was the first king to go on pilgrimage after Jerusalem was conquered during the First Crusade.[5] Queen Boedil also became ill, but made it to Jerusalem where she died. She was buried at the foot of the Mount of Olives in the Valley of Josaphat

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Erik I "Ejegod" Svendsøn, Konge af Danmark's Timeline

1056
1056
Slangerup, Frederikssund, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
1080
1080
Age 24
Jelling, Syddanmark, Denmark
1091
March 12, 1091
Age 35
Slesvig, Danmark
1095
1095
- 1103
Age 39
Denmark
1095
- 1103
Age 39
Denmark
1100
1100
Age 44
1100
Age 44
Denmark - natural son of Eric I
1103
July 10, 1103
Age 47
Paphos, Cyprus
July 10, 1103
Age 47
Baffa, Isle Of Cyprus
1103
- 1134
Age 47
Denmark