Inger Eriksdotter

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Inger Eriksdotter
Asser Rig and his wife, Inger Eriksdotter, in a Fresco at the Fjenneslev Church
Bornca. 1100
Sorø Klosterkirke
Spouse(s)Asser Rig
IssueAbsalon, Archbishop of Lund
Esbern Snare
Ingefred Assersdatter
FatherJarl Erik of Faster
MotherCecilia Knutsdatter of Denmark

Inger Eriksdotter (ca. 1100–1157) was the wife of Asser Rig, tribal chief of Zealand (Sjælland) in today's Denmark.

Inger's father is said to have been Earl Eric. Her mother was Princess Cecilia Knutsdatter (daughter of Canute IV of Denmark and Adela of Flanders).

Inger and Asser resided at Fjenneslevlille and built Fjenneslev Kirke. With him, she bore three children: Absalon, future Archbishop of Lund,[1] Esbern Snare and Ingefred Assersdatter.

Inger was buried in Sorø Klosterkirke in approximately 1157.


  1. ^ Line, Philip. Kingship and State Formation in Sweden, 1130-1290. Boston: Brill, 2007, p. 583.