Erik XIV, King of Sweden

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Erik XIV, King of Sweden Gender: M
born on 13 December 1533 Jul.Cal. (23 Dec 1533 greg.) at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Stockholm, Sweden, 59n20, 18e03
Timezone LMT m18e03 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 01°43' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 04°52 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 12°19'

King of Sweden Erik XIV (by Domenicus Verwilt)


King of Sweden from 1560 until he was deposed in 1568. Eric XIV was the son of Gustav I (1496–1560) and Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (1513–35). He was also ruler of Estonia, after its conquest by Sweden in 1561.

While he has been regarded as intelligent and artistically skilled, as well as politically ambitious, early in his reign he showed signs of mental instability, a condition that eventually led to insanity.

Eric, having been deposed and imprisoned, was most likely murdered. He died on 26 February 1577. An examination of his remains in 1958 confirmed that he probably died of arsenic poisoning.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Homicide 26 February 1577 Jul.Cal. (8 Mar 1577 greg.) (Arsenic poisoning)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Historisk tidskrift, Volumes 20-21" by (Kongl. boktryckeriet, P.A. Norstedt & Söner, 1900), p. 166: "Erik XIV:s födelsestund borde hafva fäst sig klart i minnet hos de närvarande genom den olycksbådande spådom, som da uttalades. Förutom af Messenius, som har den 12 december, upp- gifves som bekant samstämmigt Sancta Eucias dag den 13 december 1533, men klockslaget varierar mellan 9 e. m. (Sten Erikssons uppgift) och 11 e. m. (Stjernmans uppgift)."

Translation: December 13, 1533, but the time varies between 9 pm (Sten Eriksson) and 11 pm (Stjernmans).


  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Vasa)