Beatrice of Bavaria (1344 – 25 December 1359); Swedish: Beatrix; was Queen of Sweden as the consort of King Eric XII of Sweden (1339–1359) who co-ruled Sweden with his father King Magnus IV. [1][2]

Beatrice of Bavaria
Queen consort of Sweden
Tenure1356–1359
Born1344
Died25 December 1359 (aged 14–15)
Sweden
SpouseEric XII of Sweden
FatherLouis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
MotherMargaret II, Countess of Hainault

Biography

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Beatrice was the daughter of the Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282–1347) and his second wife Margaret II, Countess of Hainaut (1311–1356). In 1356 she was married to Eric, who as the elder of two sons, became co-monarch after a rebellion against his father, Magnus IV (1316–1374) who was monarch of both Norway and Sweden. The younger son, Haakon (1340–1380) was to become became ruler of Norway. Beatrice was queen jointly with her mother-in-law, Blanche of Namur (1320–1363).[3] [4][5][6]

 
Memorial stone to burials at Black Friars' Monastery of Stockholm

Beatrice and Eric both died in 1359. It is believed that her husband died of the Black Death, and that Beatrice, who gave birth to a stillborn son, also died of plague. Some historians believe she and her son were buried at the Black Friars' Monastery of Stockholm. [7]

Ancestry

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References

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  1. ^ "Beatrix". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved August 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Erik Magnusson". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved August 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Margaretha van Beieren en Margaretha van Avesnes (1311–1356)". Digitaal Vrouwenlexicon van Nederland. Retrieved August 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Magnus 7 Eriksson". Norsk Biografisk Leksikon. Retrieved August 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "Blanca Av Namur". Norsk Biografisk Leksikon. Retrieved August 1, 2020.
  6. ^ "Håkon 6 Magnusson". Norsk Biografisk Leksikon. Retrieved August 1, 2020.
  7. ^ Beatrix, urn:sbl:19091, Svenskt biografiskt lexikon (art av S. Tunberg), hämtad 2020-07-07.

Other sources

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  • Åke Ohlmarks (1973) Alla Sveriges drottningar (Stockholm : Geber) ISBN 9120040105


Beatrice of Bavaria
Born: 1344 Died: 25 December 1359
Royal titles
Preceded byas sole queen Queen consort of Sweden
1356–1359
with Blanche of Namur
Succeeded byas sole queen