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Christoffer II of Denmark
Birth: Sep. 29, 1276
Death: Aug. 2, 1332

Danish Monarch. He reigned as King of Denmark from 1319 to 1326 and from 1330 to 1332. He was the younger son of king Erik V Klipping and queen Agnes von Brandenburg. He succeeded his elder brother king Erik VI Menved. Christoffer II was a weak king. When he was in need of money he pawned the country bit by bit to the Schauenburg Counts of Holstein. 1326 he was toppled from power by Count Gerhard von Holstein, who installed a child, the young Duke Valdemar of Schleswig on the throne as his puppet, king Valdemar III. The young king abdicated 1330, and Christoffer II was reinstalled as king until he died 1332, leaving Denmark without king for the next 8 years under harsh rule and mercy from the Count Gerhard von Holstein.Christoffer II was married to Queen Euphemia von Pommern, daughter of Duke Bugislaw IV of Pommerania. The couple had 6 children, among whom were the later king Valdemar IV Atterdag. (bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen) 
 
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  Eric Christoffersen of Denmark (1307 - 1332)*
 
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Sorø klosterkirke (Church of Soroe Cloister)
Ringsted
Sjælland, Denmark
 
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Originally Created by: Benny Chordt Hansen
Record added: Mar 11, 2005
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Christoffer II of Denmark
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