Eric of Pomerania

1381 - 1459

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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 known as Eric III as King of Norway (1389–1442), Eric VII as King of Denmark (1396–1439) and has been called 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 600,812 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Eric of Pomerania is the 4th most popular pirate (down from 3rd in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Poland (down from 31st in 2019) and the most popular Polish Pirate.

Eric of Pomerania is most famous for being the king of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. He was also the King of England.

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Among pirates, Eric of Pomerania ranks 4 out of 25Before him are Hayreddin Barbarossa, Blackbeard, and Henry Morgan. After him are Alexander Selkirk, Anne Bonny, Calico Jack, Mary Read, D. B. Cooper, Bartholomew Roberts, William Kidd, and Henry Every.

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Among people born in 1381, Eric of Pomerania ranks 2Before him is Rita of Cascia. After him are John I, Duke of Bourbon and Chang of Goryeo. 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 41 out of 1,231Before him are Max Born (1882), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), Jakob Böhme (1575), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), and Rudolf Virchow (1821). After him are Rudolf Clausius (1822), Arthur Rubinstein (1887), Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941), Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Ernst Cassirer (1874), and Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768).

Among PIRATES In Poland

Among pirates born in Poland, Eric of Pomerania ranks 1