Jelling kirke, Gorms grav

Jelling kirke, Gorms grav
Jelling kirke, Gorms grav

Monday, April 13, 2009


Skjalmsen, Sune, –1131–, son of Skjalm Hvide, participated
with his brothers in the rebellion after Knud Lavard's killing
(1131), but he must be dead before the brothers established
Sorø Kloster. His body was not brought to the Skjalm-family's
grave in Sorø, and his heirs did not give estate to the kloster,
but his son's daughter's son Johannes Kaare was later abbot at
Sorø. Sune Skjalmsen cannot - which was often presumed - be
the Sune, who because of his eloquence tried to make the Roskilde
citizens forsake Svend Grathe, but was taken prisoner by Ebbe
Skjalmsen and later blinded by Svend.
translated from Hans Olrik's Danish text by Grethe Bachmann.

Skjalmsen, Toke, –o.1145, son of Skjalm Hvide, was also among
the leaders of the Zealanders after Knud Lavard's killing . (1131).
Together with his brethren Ebbe and Asser Rig he planned to
establish a kloster in their homeland, but he felt death coming
before the plan could be carried through, and he gave half his
inheritance to the coming kloster. Furthermore he gave Asser
Rig 16 Mark Gold for the building of the church (ab. 1145). From
Toke's and their own estate Ebbe and Asser then founded Sorø
kloster and Asser died as a monk in there.
Ebbe had the gold, and he gave it to the first prior of the kloster,
but he dissipated it. Toke Skjalmsen was buried in Fjenneslev little
church, but Absalon later transferred his and Skjalm Hvide's bones
to Sorø kloster, whose founder he was more than anyone else.
translated from Hans Olrik's Danish text by Grethe Bachmann.

Boesen, Skjalm Hvide og hans Slægt (Sorø Skoles Indbydelsesskr. 1900).

Dansk Biografisk Lexicon,
(1887-1905) Carl Frederik Bricka
Project Runeberg

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