Erik Nielsen Rotfeld

1430–1490 (Age 60)
Brovst, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Erik Nielsen

Erik Nielsen Rotfeld was born in 1430, in Brovst, Hjørring, Denmark as the son of Niels Eriksen Rotfeldt and /. He died after 1490, in Skåne, Sweden, at the age of 61.

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Niels Eriksen Rotfeldt
Erik Nielsen Rotfeld
Jens Nielsen Rotfeld
Ellen Nielsdatter Rotfeld

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World Events (2)

1436 · The Engelbrekt Rebellion

Age 6

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 15

Copenhagen is declared the capital city.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German rot ‘red’ + Feld ‘field’.

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

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