Erik XIV 1533-1577
Son of famous
Gustav I Vasa, Erik was king
of Sweden from 1560 until 1568.
Erik was one head in the big crowd of people who
tried to marry
Instead, he ended up with Karin Månsdotter.
In 1568, Erik had to leave his throne to
John III, the Duke of Finland.
And here is the map on which you can trace Erik's territorial
acquisitions for Sweden:
Click map to enlarge