Erik the Saint (Swedish: Erik den helige) was a legendary king of Sweden, who lived in 12th century. In 1150 AD, he led a crusade to convert the pagan inhabitants of Finland. He was murdered on May 18, 1160 AD just after leaving a church in which he had attended mass.
He was popularly declared a saint, with the day of his death being his feast day, but has never been formally recognized by the Catholic Church. His remains were enshrined in the cathedral of Uppsala, where they still remain.
|Pre Kalmar Union|Erik VI the Victorious • Olof Skötkonung I • Anund Jacob I • Emund I the Old • Stenkil • Erik VII Stenkilsson • Halsten Stenkilsson • Erik VIII the Pagan • Anund Gårdske • Håkan the Red • Inge I the Elder • Blot-Sven • Filip Halstensson • Inge II the Younger • Ragnvald Knaphövde • Sverker I the Elder • Eric IX the Saint • Magnus Henriksen • Karl VII Sverkersson • Knut I Eriksson • Sverker II the Younger • Erik X Knutsson • Johan Sverkersson I the Child • Erik XI the Lisp and Lame • Knut II the Tall • Valdemar Birgersson • Magnus III Ladulås • Birger Magnusson • Mats Kettilmundsson • Magnus IV Eriksson • Erik XII Magnusson • Haakon VI of Norway • Albert of Mecklenburg • Margareta I of Denmark • Eric of Pomerania • Christopher of Bavaria • Karl Knutsson Bonde • Kristian I of Denmark • John II of Denmark • Kristian II the Tyrant
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