Eric XII of Sweden

1339 - 1359

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Eric XII (Swedish: Erik Magnusson; 1339 – 21 June 1359) was King of Sweden and lord of Scania in 1344–1359. He was a co-ruler with his father, King Magnus IV, from 1356 until his death in 1359. Referring to Erik Magnusson as King Eric XII is a later invention, counting backwards from Eric XIV (1560–68). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric XII of Sweden has received more than 49,882 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Eric XII of Sweden is the 4,280th most popular politician (down from 3,712th in 2019), the 180th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 163rd in 2019) and the 58th most popular Swedish Politician.

Eric XII of Sweden is most famous for being the first Swedish king to take over Finland.

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Among politicians, Eric XII of Sweden ranks 4,280 out of 15,710Before him are Deokjong of Goryeo, Charles of Valois, Duke of Berry, Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Frederick of Naples, Bernhard Rust, and Al-Muhtadi. After him are James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghuri, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, Carrie Lam, Hanno the Great, and Shoshenq II.

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Among people born in 1339, Eric XII of Sweden ranks 6Before him are Pope Innocent VII, Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria, Antipope Alexander V, Louis I, Duke of Anjou, and Blanche of Bourbon. After him are Anna von Schweidnitz, Barquq, John IV, Duke of Brittany, Juana Manuel, Frederick, Duke of Bavaria, and Ramesuan. Among people deceased in 1359, Eric XII of Sweden ranks 3Before him are Gregory Palamas and Ivan II of Moscow. After him are Beatrice of Castile, Berdi Beg, Eleanor of Castile, and Nikephoros II Orsini.

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Among people born in Sweden, Eric XII of Sweden ranks 180 out of 1,296Before him are Sten Sture the Elder (1440), Margaret Leijonhufvud (1516), Gösta Mittag-Leffler (1846), Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938), Karin Månsdotter (1550), and Torbern Bergman (1735). After him are Ellen Key (1849), Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden (1977), Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613), Tage Erlander (1901), Ingemar Stenmark (1956), and Oscar Montelius (1843).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Eric XII of Sweden ranks 58Before him are Stenkil (1030), Sigfrid Edström (1870), John I of Sweden (1201), Birger, King of Sweden (1280), Sten Sture the Elder (1440), and Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938). After him are Tage Erlander (1901), Rudolf Kjellén (1864), Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943), Hedvig Sophia of Sweden (1681), Princess Sophie of Sweden (1801), and Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland (1889).