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 KINGS OF DENMARK

King  Christoffer III of Bayern 

1415 - 1448             King  1439 - 1448
                          Norway  1442 - 1448
                                           Sverige  1441 - 1448                
                               

 

 

 

 

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Danish Kings, from Gorm the Old to the present Queen Margrethe 2nd

  

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Denmarks Court called in Erik’s sister-son, Christoffer of Bayern, who for some time was The Kingdoms principal and after that became elected king in all three countries.
Karl Knuttsson, principal in Sweden, was dismissed against having large counties.
Thus the union was reestablished, but Christoffer had to promise to keep the countries totally separated in his governing, and he was in each country quite dependent on the Council.

At first it was important to cow the North Jutlandic peasants, who after Erik had left the country, had rebelled against the squires. Count Adolf, who threatened to support them, was won by acknowledging him as hereditary duke of Slesvig.

Then the king and the squires defeated the peasants, who were let by Henrik Tagesøn.
It is told, that the people from the island of Mors and from Thy without fight were persuaded to surrender, while “the noble people from Vendsyssel” would not surrender, but suffered a bloody defeat.

After this fight the North Jutlanders had to accept to pay tax to the church, and it was forbitten for peasants to wear weapons.
The power of the squires, which had been reduced under Margrethe and Erik, was now in progress.

Against the Hansestæderne Christoffer practiced the same politics as Erik, as he especially for Norway’s part promoted trading connections to Holland and England.

Christoffer died in 1448. Buried in Roskilde Cathedral.
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