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Erik Axelsson Tott

Erik Axelsson Tott
RegencyIn 1457 (with Oxenstierna),
and 1466-1467.
ConsortBengta Mattsdotter Lillie
PredecessorCharles VIII of Sweden
InterregnumSee List of Swedish regents
SuccessorCharles VIII of Sweden
Date of Birth1415
Date of Death1481

Erik Axelsson Tott, (1415-1481) Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden, under the Kalmar Union, in 1457, shared with Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna, and alone 1466-1467.

Born in Denmark as the son of Axel Pedersson Tott och Ingeborg Ivarsdotter. Entered the service of king Charles VIII of Sweden at an early age, but opposed the same in 1457. In 1467 he yet again suppored king Charles VIII, in his third election. Acquired the Swedish estates of the Sword Brethren in 1467, including Årsta Castle. As Lord of Finland he initiated the construction of the border fortress Olofsborg, in Savonlinna in the 1470s.

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Preceded by:
Charles VIII
First Reign Succeeded by:
Christian I

Preceded by:
Jöns Oxenstierna
Second Reign Succeeded by:
Charles VIII