Jelling kirke, Gorms grav

Jelling kirke, Gorms grav
Jelling kirke, Gorms grav

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Family Krognos



Krognos, Holger Gregersen, –1382, belonged to a rich nobility-family in Skåne and owned Vidskøfle. He achieved the accolade already in Valdemar Atterdag's rule and at the king's death he belonged to the most important men in Skåne - he was among those who advised the Jutlanders to elect Oluf king, and he is mentioned both in this king's coronation charter and in the large Recess, which in 1377 came from the Danehof in Nyborg (Nyborg slot). In 1381 he was one of the main leaders in order to make a special peace between Skåne and king Albrecht in Sweden, which probably was not popular with queen Margrete. In this treaty H.G. is mentioned after Skånes gælker, the mighty Tuve Galen ; the year after T.G. was removed and the queen's troups conquered his castle Tustropsø. At this event hr. H.G. was killed, and it is not plucked out of the air when legends from the nobility-family books say that this was at the request of the queen, because he was too mighty for her, but it is a decoration on the story to say that H.G. was murdered by a man, whom Margrete just before had enobled with the strange name Sankepil, and whom she 8 days later had executed. - H.G. was married to Karen Eriksdatter Saltensee, a daughter of Erik Nielsen Saltensee.

Erslev, Dronn. Margrethe S. 86 f. 327.
From Kr. Erslev's Danish text: gb
Dansk Biografisk Lexicon
Carl Fr. Bricka
Project Runeberg.


Krognos, Mourits Olsen,(Olufsen) –1550, son of below mentioned Oluf Stigsen Krognos, inherited much estate after his rich parents, i.e. after his father Krapperup, Bollerup and a part in Klogerup in Skåne and after his mother Bregentved and Ågård, and he bought himself Markie and the halfpart of Claushom which he achieved via marriage to hr. Mogens Gjøes daughter Elline M.O. was in 1525 at court and is mentioned as present in the negotiation with hr. Søren Norby in Landskrona. During the war his Skåne-property had suffered much, but he got a compensation in a big part of the executed Niels Brahe's confiscated estate. In 1526 he was endowed with Lykå, where he in 1532 got a Livsbrev ( to have the vasalry for life) after he the year before had got the castle as a pawn; but Lykå was in 1540 exchanged with Skjoldenæs, which he kept until his death; furthermore he got Han Herred in 1542, but lost this vasalry a few years later. M.O. became a knight already in 1528, but he was never a member of the rigsråd. Like the other Skåne-nobility he had to in the beginning of Grevefejden to assist Grev Christoffer, but renounced his case in 1534. M.O. took part on the grand wedding-entourage, which accompanied princess Anna to Torgau. He died at Skjoldenæs 24 Nov. 1550 and is buried in Ringsted kirke (St. Bendts), where his grave stone (the largest known in Dk) is seen. His widow married Vincents Juel and died 20 Febr. 1563.

Brasch, Gamle Eiere af Bregentved S. 142 ff.
From Thiset's Danish text: gb.
Dansk Biografisk lexicon
Carl Fr. Bricka
Project Runeberg

Krognos, Oluf Mouritsen, 1535-73, Rigsraad, a son of above mentioned Mourits Olsen (Olufsen) Krognos, was born at Bollerup in Skåne 13. March 1535. After several year's stay abroad, especially in Sachsen, he was employed at hertug Frederik's court at Malmøhus. It seems as if steps were taken for an engagement to Anna Hardenberg, but the young king's accession to the throne prevented the final decision. (Anna H. was Frederik's love of youth). He took part in the Ditmarskerwar in 1559 amd later in the Store Nordiske Syvaarskrig, but without any consequences for him in this or other respects. He blelonged to the rich højadel (high-nobility), which displeased saw the war dragging on, increasing the expenses and difficulties, like the relation to the king felt oppressively. He was delighted about Freden i Stettin (The Peace) in 1570, which closing he had attended as a marshal. In 1571 he was endowed with Helsingborg castle and the following year he became a member of the rigsråd. King Frederik had celebrated his wedding to Sophie of Meklenborg, and it must be an immediate sequence that O.M. 11. Jan 1573 was married to Anne Hardenberg in Vor Frue kirke in Copenhagen. He now had a brilliant position as a vasal and rigsråd, in 1571 he was also elected principal of Herlufsholm, everything indicated a happy and splendid future for this still young nobleman. But only a half year after his wedding and after having been present at a funeral in Voldum kirke, he was stroken by a sudden disease, which after a short sickbed caused his death 25 June 1573. His grieving widow set up the magnificent memorial in Ringsted kirke (St. Bendts), which is one of the finest memorial stones from the Renaissance period. With him the Krognos-family died oput. O.M. had owned the manors Bolleruo, bregentved, Vlausholm and Lerbæk.

Bricka, Frederik II’s Ungdomskjærlighed S. 107 ff.
Brasch, Gamle Eiere af Bregentved S 157 ff.
From Mollerup' s Danish text: gb.
Dansk Biografisk Lexicon
Carl Fr. Bricka
Project Runeberg.

Krognos, Oluf Stigsen,o.1505, Rigsraad, was a son of Hr. Stig Olufsen Krognos ( of Krapperup and Bollerup) and Barbara Brahe and is mentioned from the year 1469. In 1483 he was a knight and in 1492 rigsraad; from 1486 till 1501 he is mentioned as a vasal at Varberg, and in 1505 he was høvedsmand (military chief) at Laholm. O. S. was closely connected to his cousin rigshofmester Poul Laxmand. When archbishop Birger had accused him of having been the instigator of certain treasonable relations with the Swedes during the war in Ditmarsken, O.S. had to renounce this accusation with the oath of 36 men, but this accusation might have been the main cause, why he very soon after the kill of rigshofmester Poul Laxmand withdrew from this case, although he at once had brought Poul Laxmand's children to his house and conducted their case in the rigsråd. With both his wives, Gertrud Knudsdatter Hase and Anne Mouritsdatter Gyldenstierne of Ågård and Bregentved, O.S. increased the estate he had inherited from his rich parents, and the luxurious wedding he held for his daughter of 1. marriage and hr. Tyge Brahe, is well-known. O.S. still lived 26 Aug. 1505, but was dead 23 March 1506. His widow, Anne Mouritsdatter (+ 1545) married the later famous Predbjørn Podebusk.

Brasch, Gamle Eiere af Bregentved S. 41 ff.
From Thiset's Danish text: gb
Dansk Biografisk Lexicon
Carl Fr. Bricka
Project Runeberg.


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