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Feast of Saint Erik

St. Eric was known as a just and noble ruler of the Kingdom of Sweden, who was responsible for the establishment of a code of laws - King Eric's Law. For this he is sometimes known as St...."/>

Feast of Saint Erik

St. Eric was known as a just and noble ruler of the Kingdom of Sweden, who was responsible for the establishment of a code of laws - King Eric's Law. For this he is sometimes known as "the Lawgiver." He also defeated the his realm against the attacks of the pagan Finns.

St. Eric
Eric IX of Sweden, (Swedish: Erik Jedvardsson; Erik den helige; died 18 May 1160), also called Eric the Lawgiver, Erik the Saint, Eric the Holy and in Sweden Sankt Erik meaning Saint Eric, was a Swedish king c.1155 – 1160. No historical records of Eric have survived, and all information about him is based on later legends that were aimed at having him established as a saint.

Source:
http://thoscole.blogspot.hu/2013/05/feast-of-st-eric-ix-of-sweden.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_IX_of_Sweden

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