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.
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Christian 2. Crowned king of Denmark and Norway in 1514. The nobility claimed that he had broken his inaugural oath and fired him as king in 1523. The resignation order was brought to the king by the judge of Jutland Mogens Munk. His claim to get the crown back nourished the rebellion of 1534 against the nobility and the catholic church - at least it gave it an alibi.

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

Christian III. 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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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…

Christian 3's fieldmarshall Johan Rantzau.

Christian 3.

Christian 3's fieldmarshall Johan Rantzau.

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).

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).

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 (?) - 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

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