Name: *Euphemia of Sweden
Name: Eufemia Ericsdotter
Birth: 1317 in Sweden 1
Death: 1370 1
Eufemia Ericsdotter, Duchess Consort of Mecklenburg, was born as a heire ss of Sweden and of Norway, in 1317, and died sometime in 1370.
Her father was Eric of Sweden (b c 1282, murdered 1318), Duke of Sudermann ia, second son of King Magnus III of Sweden, and her mother was Princess I ngeborg of Norway (1301-c 1360), the heiress and the only legitimate daugh ter of King Haakon V of Norway, whose hereditary Kingdom of Norway thus be came the inheritance of Eufemia and her brothers.
In 1319, her infant elder brother Magnus VII of Norway (1316-1374) succeed ed their maternal grandfather in the throne of Norway, and in 1320, Swedi sh nobles exiled their uncle king Birger of Sweden, after which the infa nt Magnus was elected King of Sweden.
Euphemia was married (in Rostock 10 April 1336) to her distant kinsman Du ke Albert II of Mecklenburg (1318-18.2.1379), a North-German lord deeply i nterested in obtaining some power in Scandinavia, e.g fiefs or income. Lat er, Albert was to gain the nickname "Fox of Mecklenburg", to reflect his i ntrigues as well as avarice.
Eufemia lived long enough to see that her brother's branch of the family w ent into severe difficulties, albeit its extinction (which happened in 138 7) was not necessarily foreseeable then. Eufemia saw her own second son de pose her brother from the Swedish throne, and ascend as King Albert of Swe den. Already in Eufemia's lifetime it was easy to see that her genealogic al position became a pivotal point to many future claims to the Scandinavi an thrones.
Although her husband married a second time when widowed, all his legitima te children were born of Eufemia.
Father: *Eric of Sweden b: ABT 1282 in Bjalbo, Ostergotland, Sweden
Mother: Ingeborg of Norway b: ABT 1301 in Tonsberg, Vestfold, Norway
*Albert II of Mecklenburg b: ABT 1318 in Schwerin, Mecklenburg, Germany
10 APR 1336
in Rostock 1
- Anna of Mecklenburg b: in Schwerin-Wittenburg, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany
- Henry III of Mecklenburg b: ABT 1337 in Schwerin-Wittenburg, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany
- Albert of Sweden b: 1338 in Schwerin-Wittenburg, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany
- Magnus I of Mecklenburg b: ABT 1340 in Schwerin-Wittenburg, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany
- *Ingoberg of Mecklenburg b: ABT 1343 in Schwerin-Wittenburg, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany
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