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Edel Mikkelsdatter Jernskjæg

Also Known As: "Edele"
Birthplace: Tuse Holbaek, Ellinge, Denmark
Death: 1512 (36-38)
Jægerspris, Denmark
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Mikkel Andersen Jernskaeg and Margrethe Andersdatter Grubbe
Wife of Torben Bentsen Bille, til Sandholt
Partner of John I, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden
Mother of Edel Torbernsdatter Bille, til Sandholt and Ermegaard Bille
Sister of Anders Mikkelsen Jernskæg; Jep Mikkelsen Jernskæg and Mester Laurids Mikkelsen Jernskæg
Half sister of Margrethe Mikkelsdatter Jernskæg

Occupation: Jomfru hos Dronning Christine 1496
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About Edel Mikkelsdatter Jernskjæg



Edele Jernskjæg (died 1512) was a Danish noble, lady-in-waiting and royal mistress of King John I of Denmark.

Daughter of the poor noble Mikkel Andersen Jernskjæg and Margrethe Andersdatter af Særslev, she was made lady-in-waiting of the queen, Christina of Saxony, in 1496. She followed the queen to Stockholm in 1499 and in 1501, where her affair with the king drew attention. In 1501, she returned to Denmark with the king, while the queen stayed behind. The monarch married her to the noble Torben Bille and visited her regularly until her death in 1512.

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Ellinge, Denmark
Søholm, Denmark
Age 37
Jægerspris, Denmark