Erik Eriksson

1681–1750 (Age 69)
Edsbyn, Ofvanåker, Gävleborg, Sweden

The Life of Erik

When Erik Eriksson was born in 1681, in Edsbyn, Ofvanåker, Gävleborg, Sweden, his father, Erik Tomsson, was 41 and his mother, Brita Persdotter, was 41. He died on 4 October 1750, in his hometown, at the age of 69.

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Erik Tomsson
Brita Persdotter
Erik Eriksson
Jonas Eriksson
Per Ersson Gronvall

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World Events (5)


Age 4

King Charles II barred Jews from settling in Stockholm.

Age 17

King Charles II invaded Denmark. Forced Danish King to sign Peace of Travendal.
1700 · The Great Northern War

Age 19

By 1658, Sweden had become a great power in northern Europe. The Great Northern War from 1700 through 1721 resulted in the loss of land amassed by Sweden in areas such as Germany, Norway, and Denmark. Nearly 200,000 Swedes lost their lives due to the war while Sweden lost much of its dominance in the Baltic Region.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

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

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