Ingeborg Magnusdotter of Sweden
|Ingeborg Magnusdotter of Sweden|
Ingeborg Magnusdotter of Sweden on her tomb.
|Queen consort of Denmark|
|Spouse||Eric VI of Denmark|
|House||House of Bjelbo|
|Father||Magnus III of Sweden|
|Mother||Helwig of Holstein|
|Died||5 April or 15 August 1319
Convent of St. Clare, Roskilde
|Burial||St. Bendt's Church, Ringsted|
Ingeborg was born a daughter of King Magnus III of Sweden and Helwig of Holstein. In 1288, she was engaged to marry to King Eric Menved of Denmark, a marriage which took place in Helsingborg in 1296 as a part of dynastic policies; in 1298, her brother king Birger of Sweden married her husband's sister, Princess Martha of Denmark. The dispensation necessary for the marriage was not obtained until 1297 because of the conflict between her spouse and the archbishop Jens Grand.
Queen Ingeborg was described as beautiful and tender. She is not believed to have played any political role. She had eight sons who died as children, as well as six miscarriages, although the sources differ between eight and fourteen children: whathever the case, her many pregnancies led to miscarriages, or the birth of children who died soon after. She and her husband was the ally of her eldest brother, King Birger, and her husband's sister queen Martha of Sweden during the Swedish throne conflicts; they received their son in 1306 after the Håtuna games, and later Birger and Martha temselwes as refugees after the Nyköping Banquet in 1318.
In 1318, Queen Ingeborg gave birth to a son who lived: she showed him off to the public from her carriage, from which he fell from her grip, broke his neck and died. After this, she entered the convent of St. Clare in Roskilde of the sorrow. According to one legend she was forced to the convent by her husband, who blamed her for the death of their son, according to another because of the sorrow caused by the deaths of her brothers, Erik Magnusson and Valdemar Magnusson. In 1319, she foretold the death of herself, her spouse and the archbishop, and soon after, she died followed by her husband.
|Ancestors of Ingeborg Magnusdotter of Sweden|
References and literature
- Dehn-Henning Nielsen: Kings och Queens i Danmark, Copenhagen 2007, ISBN 978-87-89542-71-3
- Kay Nielsen, Ib Askholm: Danmarks kongelige familier i 1000 år, 2007, ISBN 978-87-91679-09-4 Kay Nielsen, Ib Askholm: Danmarks Kongelige familier i 1000 år, 2007, ISBN 978-87-91679-09-4
- Rikke Agnete Olsen: Kongerækken, København 2005, ISBN 87-595-2525-8 Rikke Agnete Olsen: Kongerækken, København 2005, ISBN 87-595-2525-8
Ingeborg Magnusdotter of SwedenBorn: 1277 Died: 1319
Agnes of Brandenburg
|Royal Consort of Denmark
Euphemia of Pomerania