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Erik III Lamb was born in 1120 A.D. and died #onthisday 27th August 1146 A.D.

He was the King of Denmark from 1137 A.D. until 1146 A.D.

Erik III was the grandson of Eric I of Denmark and also the nephew of Eric II of Denmark who he succeeded the throne.

He was the only monarch in Danish Monarch history to have abdicated in 1146 A.D. His succession led to a period of Civil war between Sweyn III, Canute V and Valdemar I.

In history Eric had to fight for his kingship against his cousin known as Olaf Haraldsen.