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.
Christian II of Denmark - Rather a prolific king, great influence on the country in the Renaissance, fought some bloody wars, ordered the Stockholm massacre and spent many years imprisoned in Sønderborg castle
Crowned king of Denmark/Norway March 1535 and went victorius out of the civil war finally leading the siege of Copenhagen and conquering the last rebel stand. Actually getting a lot of help from Preussia, as the rebel had Lübeck as allied.
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.
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…
Picture of Count Christoffer in Herman Hammelmanns Oldenburgisch Chronicon (1599). The civil war 1534-1536 is named after him "Grevens Fejde" (The Count's Feud). He met with Skipper Clement in 1534 and endorsed him to raise the rebellion i Northern Jutland. The count is dipicted as wise (holding a book) and a warrior (holding the marshals rod of command).
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.
The memorial for the battle at Øksnebjerg, Funen 11. June 1535 - Field marshall Rantzau beat Count Christoffer's peasants army. The text is pro-Rantzau: Here Johan Rantzau's lightning hit and drove the hansapower out of Funen terminating by the same hour papism on the Nordic soil'