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Birger Jarl (Birger Magnusson den Äldre) d. October 21, 1266 Statesman and Duke. He was the founder of the royal branch of the powerful Bielbo Dynasty (called the Folkung until recently), supported King Eric the Lisper-and-Halter and married his sister, Princess Ingiburga. He helped the royal party triumph over the revolt by Prince Hollinger in 1247. For that Birger was created Sweden's last Jarl the following year, an epithet that has become a part of his name and later developed in England as the (lower) title of Earl. He henceforth was the mightiest...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Varnhems kyrkagard (Varnhem Churchyard), Axvall, Skara kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden Plot: Birger Jarls grav (The Grave of Duke Birger)
Canute I (Knut Eriksson) b. 1149 d. April 8, 1196 King of Sweden. He was the son of Erican Dynasty founder Eric (IX) the Holy and skillfully promoted the saintly cult aglow around the name of his father. His campaigns against Sweartgar's sons, in the opposing dynasty, were supported by Norway, and he took over the throne after managing to have Carl I killed in 1167. Canute then reigned for almost 30 years. In the beginning he had to secure his reign by also getting rid of Carl's surviving half-brothers, Coal and Boleslaw, who seem to have...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Varnhems kyrkagard (Varnhem Churchyard), Axvall, Skara kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden