Niels Eriksen Rotfeldt


Brief Life History of Niels

When Niels Eriksen Rotfeldt was born in 1410, in Brovst, Øster Han, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Erik Nielsen Rotfeld til Bratskov, was 43 and his mother, Ellen Axelsdatter Dotting til Biersholm, was 43. He married Mrs. Rotfelt 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
Mrs. Rotfelt
Marriage: about 1429
Erik Nielsen Rotfeld
Jens Nielsen Rotfeld
Ellen Nielsdatter Rotfeld

Sources (3)

  • Niels Eriksen Rotfeldt, 'MyHeritage Family Trees'
  • Danmarks adelsårbog
  • Skeel-Schaffalitzky, Santasilia

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1429
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Morten, Alf, Johan, Aase, Bjorn, Einer, Fredrik, Helle, Iver, Knud.

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

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

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