Name: *Ingeborg Eriksdotter
Name: Ingeborg Eriksdotter of Sweden
Birth: 1214 in Stockholm, Sweden
Death: 1254 in Stockholm, Sweden 1
She was the youngest sister of childless Eric XI of Sweden and youngest da ughter of Eric X of Sweden and Richeza of Denmark.
Ingeborg Eriksdotter (c.1212 – c.1254), was a Swedish Princess and Duches s, daughter of king Eric X of Sweden, eldest sibling of king Eric XI of Sw eden, wife of Birger Jarl and mother of king Valdemar I of Sweden.
Ingeborg was born as eldest daughter of king Eric X of Sweden and his wi fe Richeza of Denmark. She lived her youth in exile in Denmark, after h er brother had ben deposed by his guardian and regent in 1229.
Ingeborg Eriksdotter's marital engagement took place in about 1234 in conn ection of her brother Eric XI resuming the Swedish throne from the 'usurpe r' Canute II of Sweden, in order to have the mighty House of Bjellbo as th eir allies.
Princess Ingeborg bore a vast number of children to her husband dux Birg er Jarl. In 1250, her brother died without heirs and her eldest son Valdem ar was chosen to succeed her brother Eric on the throne; her son was chos en because he was her son, and her husband was made regent during his mino rity. Ingeborg thereby became the King's Mother and first lady of the roy al court.
Ingeborg is recorded to have inherited her brother Eric's private proper ty upon his death, as his only living sibling. Even in her forties, she co ntinued to give birth to children, and her death is believed to have occur red because of childbirth complications, possibly giving birth to twins.
Father: *Eric X of Sweden b: ABT 1180 in Stockholm, Sweden
Mother: *Richeza of Denmark b: 1182 in Roskilde, Zealand, Denmark
*Birger Magnusson b: ABT 1210 in Bjalbo, Ostergotland, Sweden
- *Rikitsa Birgersdóttir b: ABT 1237 in Bjalbo, Ostergotland, Sweden
- *Magnus III of Sweden b: 1240 in Bjalbo, Ostergotland, Sweden
- *Valdemar I of Sweden b: 1243 in Bjalbo, Ostergotland, Sweden
- Christina Birgersdóttir b: ABT 1244 in Bjalbo, Ostergotland, Sweden
- Catherine Birgersdotter b: 1245 in Bjalbo, Ostergotland, Sweden
- Eric Birgersson b: 1250 in Bjalbo, Ostergotland, Sweden
- Ingeborg Birgersdotter b: ABT 1253 in Småland, Sweden
- Benedict of Finland b: 1254 in Bjalbo, Ostergotland, Sweden
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