Erik Axelsson Tott
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|Erik Axelsson Tott|
Tott family coat of arms.
|Reign||1457 (with |
Aspö Church north of
|Consorts||1) Bengta Mattsdotter (Lillie)|
Lord Eric was the "Swedish anchor" of his family, of whom most regarded themselves as Danish subjects. His father's first wife, who had produced four of the nine sons, was Danish, for starters. In two generations during the latter half of the 15th century, the nine Thott brothers, also known as "Axelssöner", and additionally some sons of Aage, a senior in the brotherly brood, held high and mighty positions just when Denmark and Sweden were opposing nations, however trying to preserve their own family's position and often act in concert. A few of them changed sides in certain occasions, but mostly each of them aligned according to their most important personal landholdings. Eric was always in "Swedish" side, accepting the Danish monarch when
Eric opposed his older kinsman the king in 1457 when he as king had gathered much dissatisfaction among Swedish high nobility. In 1467 Eric yet again supported King Charles VIII, in his third election. Acquired the Swedish estates of the
Lord Eric Axelsson died childless. His full brothers Ivar Thott and Lawrence Thott survived him, inheriting most of his properties. Some were inherited by his various nephews and nieces.
Erik Axelsson TottBorn: c. 1419 Died: 1481