Beatrice of Bavaria

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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
Sweden
SpouseEric XII of Sweden
FatherLouis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
MotherMargaret II, Countess of Hainault

BiographyEdit

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]

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]

AncestryEdit

 
Memorial stone to burials at Black Friars' Monastery of Stockholm

ReferencesEdit

  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 sourcesEdit

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


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