Skipper Clement

Skipper Clement led the peasants' uprising known as "Grevens Fejde" in 1534. It spread from Northern Jutland and ended in 1536 when the last 2 rebel strongholds Copenhagen and Malmø finally surrendered after a long painful siege. Clement was then executed. He was probably a naval officer for king Christian II but turned privateer still supporting his king after the nobility removed the king and elected his uncle Frederik as king. For us Northern Jutlanders Clement still is a hero and martyr.
Iver Munk was in 1499 elected bishop in Ribe, but first 1513 he got his papal ordination. He was one of the ringleaders against Christian 2 He was imprisoned in 1536 after "Grevens Fejde", but was quickly set free. He is praised as a scholar and much admired for his ability to lead the bishop's office. He appointed his brother Mogens Munk to sherif to the estate of Volstrup leading to his rise as High Court Judge of Jutland and as a wealthy and powerful man.

Iver Munk was in 1499 elected bishop in Ribe, but first 1513 he got his papal ordination. He was one of the ringleaders against Christian 2 He was imprisoned in 1536 after "Grevens Fejde", but was quickly set free. He is praised as a scholar and much admired for his ability to lead the bishop's office. He appointed his brother Mogens Munk to sherif to the estate of Volstrup leading to his rise as High Court Judge of Jutland and as a wealthy and powerful man.

High Court Judge of Jutland Mogens Munk's tombstone (drawing) in Hjerm Church 1470 (?) - 1558. The Munk Coat of Arms above to the left.

High Court Judge of Jutland Mogens Munk's tombstone (drawing) in Hjerm Church 1470 (?) - 1558. The Munk Coat of Arms above to the left.

Mogens Munk's tombstone in Hjerm Church close to Strue, Northwestern Jutland. Mogens Munk was been awarded the bishop's farm Volstrup and all of Vandfuld Herred  in fief. 1523-42 he was a High Court judge in Northern Jutland.  1523 he participated in Jutlanders uprising against Christian the 2nd. He brought the notice to the king  1523. He was a Councillor in the National Council. In 1534 in July he participated in Ry where Christian 3 was crowned king by the Jutland nobility in Ry church.

Mogens Munk's tombstone in Hjerm Church close to Strue, Northwestern Jutland. Mogens Munk was been awarded the bishop's farm Volstrup and all of Vandfuld Herred in fief. 1523-42 he was a High Court judge in Northern Jutland. 1523 he participated in Jutlanders uprising against Christian the 2nd. He brought the notice to the king 1523. He was a Councillor in the National Council. In 1534 in July he participated in Ry where Christian 3 was crowned king by the Jutland nobility in Ry church.

"Den Rantzauske Tavle" - family tree of the Rantzaus

"Den Rantzauske Tavle" - family tree of the Rantzaus

"Den rantzauske tavle" - oilpainting; a reproduction of a now lost original depicting the family tree of the noble Rantzau focussing on the merits of Johan Rantzau, among others the battle at Aalborg and the excecution of Skipper Clement.

"Den rantzauske tavle" - oilpainting; a reproduction of a now lost original depicting the family tree of the noble Rantzau focussing on the merits of Johan Rantzau, among others the battle at Aalborg and the excecution of Skipper Clement.

Ivan Sand: Skipper Klements Morgensang. Text by Ebbe Kløvedal Reich in the 1970'ies with a romantic revolutionary touch. From Danish TV 2 in the 1990'ies.

Ivan Sand: Skipper Klements Morgensang. Text by Ebbe Kløvedal Reich in the 1970'ies with a romantic revolutionary touch. From Danish TV 2 in the 1990'ies.

The siege of Copenhagen 1535-36

The siege of Copenhagen 1535-36

Torslev Church - the epitaf of Erik Eriksen Banner.

Torslev Church - the epitaf of Erik Eriksen Banner.

Erik Eriksen Banner Kokkedal was sheriff (Lensmand) at Kalø where Gustav Vasa  1518-19 was captive. His escape was a major problem for Erik Banner's prestige. First he supported Christian 2. In 1523 he reluctantly changed sides, and in 1533 he supported  Christian 3. and the Protestant Party. He was probably in the battle of Svenstrup and later Aalborg, for which he became sheriff. 1541 he became "Marsk".  With Mette Rosenkrantz he got 3 sons and 3 daughters  and Margaret Gyldenstierne 1…

Erik Eriksen Banner Kokkedal was sheriff (Lensmand) at Kalø where Gustav Vasa 1518-19 was captive. His escape was a major problem for Erik Banner's prestige. First he supported Christian 2. In 1523 he reluctantly changed sides, and in 1533 he supported Christian 3. and the Protestant Party. He was probably in the battle of Svenstrup and later Aalborg, for which he became sheriff. 1541 he became "Marsk". With Mette Rosenkrantz he got 3 sons and 3 daughters and Margaret Gyldenstierne 1…

Painting of the Banner's coat of arms in Lerup Church (right).

Painting of the Banner's coat of arms in Lerup Church (right).

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