Niels Eriksen Rotfeldt

1410–1471 (Age 61)
Brovst, Øster Han, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life Summary of Niels

When Niels Eriksen Rotfeldt was born in 1410, in Brovst, Øster Han, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Erik Nielsen Rotfeld til Bratskov, was 42 and his mother, Ellen Axelsdatter Dotting til Biersholm, was 42. He married / about 1429. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1471, in Bergsjöholm, Skåne, Sweden, at the age of 61.

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Niels Eriksen Rotfeldt
Marriage: about 1429
Erik Nielsen Rotfeld
Jens Nielsen Rotfeld
Ellen Nielsdatter Rotfeld

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World Events (2)

1436 · The Engelbrekt Rebellion
Age 26
Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, a Swedish mine owner and statesman, led a rebellion against Eric of Pomerania, King of the Kalmar Union. Sweden was upset with the Danes' interference with Swedish exports and unjust collection of taxes. The Engelbrekt Rebellion led to the deposing of Eric of Pomerania and the eventual dissolution of the Kalmar Union.
Age 35
Copenhagen is declared the capital city.

Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Erik, Old Norse Eiríkr ( see Erickson ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Danmarks adelsårbog
  • Skeel-Schaffalitzky, Santasilia

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