Eric of Pomerania

1381 - 1459

Eric of Pomerania

Eric of Pomerania (1381 or 1382 – 24 September 1459) was the ruler of the Kalmar Union from 1396 until 1439, succeeding his grandaunt, Queen Margaret I. He is numbered Eric III as King of Norway (1389–1442), Eric VII as King of Denmark (1396–1439) and Eric XIII as King of Sweden (1396–1434, 1436–39). Later, in all three countries he became more commonly known as Erik av Pommern, (Eric of Pomerania) a pejorative intended to point out that he belonged elsewhere. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric of Pomerania has received more than 413,352 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular pirate.

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Among PIRATES, Eric of Pomerania ranks 3 out of 24Before him are Hayreddin Barbarossa and Blackbeard. After him are Alexander Selkirk, Anne Bonny, Bartholomew Roberts, Calico Jack, Sextus Pompey, Mary Read, Henry Morgan, William Kidd, and François l'Olonnais.

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Among people born in 1381, Eric of Pomerania ranks 2Before him is Rita of Cascia.  Among people deceased in 1459, Eric of Pomerania ranks 1After him are Poggio Bracciolini, Fra Mauro, Ausiàs March, Stephen, Count Palatine of Simmern-Zweibrücken, John Fastolf, and Gregory III of Constantinople.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Eric of Pomerania ranks 31 out of 930Before him are Irena Sendler (1910), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Max Born (1882), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), and Günther von Kluge (1882). After him are Wisława Szymborska (1923), Otto Stern (1888), Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), Bronisław Malinowski (1884), Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), and Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916).