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Jack Andrews amiga at primenet.com
Thu Oct 1 05:32:49 EST 1998


> Margaret I
>
> Margaret I (1353-1412), queen of Denmark and Norway (1387-97) and of Sweden
> (1389-97), and founder of the Kalmar Union. She
> was born in Søborg, Denmark, the youngest issue of King Waldemar IV Atterdag, and
> as a child she was married (1363) to King Håkon
> VI of Norway. After her father's death, she had her young son, Olaf, elected king
> of Denmark (1376) and governed in his stead, as she
> also did in Norway after her husband's death in 1380. When Olaf died in 1387, she
> was elected head of state in both countries; at the
> same time she had her grandnephew, Eric of Pomerania, acknowledged as her heir.
> Margaret faced opposition abroad from King Albert
> of Sweden and the count of Holstein, as well as from the encroaching Hanseatic
> cities. Many of the Swedish nobles, however,
> supported her against Albert, who was finally defeated and deposed in 1389; the
> Swedes then accepted Margaret as their queen. As head
> of the three realms, she had Eric crowned king of Denmark and Sweden in 1397 (he
> had been accepted as king of Norway in 1389) and
> had a treaty signed at Kalmar that created a union of all three countries. This
> was the first time the Scandinavian lands were joined
> under one king. Even after Eric came of age, however, Margaret retained the reins
> of government. She made great efforts to
> amalgamate the three realms, ruling with a firm hand that strengthened royal
> authority. She died at Flensburg on October 28, 1412,
> while campaigning against Holstein. The Union of Kalmar lasted nominally until
> 1523, when Sweden broke away. Denmark and
> Norway, however, remained united until 1814.
>
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> Jack Andrews
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> Let not the fierce sun dry one tear of pain before thyself
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> H. P. Blavatsky (1831-1891)

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Jack Andrews
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http://www.primenet.com/~amiga/chronicpain1.html
Our Lives With Chronic Pain
(please contribute your "thoughts" to this site)

Let not the fierce sun dry one tear of pain before thyself
hast wiped it from the sufferer's eye.
H. P. Blavatsky (1831-1891)





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