Engelbrecht

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ENGELBRECHT
Carl Milles
1927, Bronze

Engelbrecht Engelbrechtsson (or Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson) is a Swedish national hero. In 1434, he led an army of miners and peasants in a rebellion against Eric of Pomerania, the King of the Kalmar Union (the united countries of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden) to protest unfair taxation, pillaging, and foreign rule. Milles presents Engelbrecht as a warrior, defiantly thrusting his sword into the air.