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Eric XIV was born on 13th December 1533 A.D. and died onthisday in February 1577 A.D. he was the King of Sweden from 1560 A.D. until he was deposed in 1568 A.D.

Eric was the eldest son of Gustav and the Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg. He was also a ruler of Estonia after the conquest by Sweden 1561 A.D.

He was regarded as a smart and artistically skilled man with great political ambition, in his early years of reigning he had showed mental instability which eventually led to insanity. Some scholars suggest that his illness started in his early reign… Eric may have been deposed and imprisoned and most likely killed. An examination in 1958 confirmed he was killed by some sort of poisoning.

 

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