Johan I (Johan I)( The King of Sweden, the last of Sverkerskoy dynasty.)
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Biography Johan I (Johan I)
Acceded to the throne in 1216 after the death of Eric Knutsson, who in 1208 drove Sverkera II (mind. 1210), the father of Johan. When Johan headed the country's first standing council, headed by Bishop Charles LinkцTping (who was known as 'chancellor', the first mention of the post in Sweden) and Carl yarlom. Board of minors Johan and ascended to the throne after him Erik Erikson sposobstvalo strengthen the role of the State Council in Sweden.
At his coronation in 1219, Johan has confirmed and extended the church privileges already granted by his father in 1200. Churches provided a broad jurisdiction, as well as the release of the clergy from taxes. In 1216 Pope reaffirmed the rights of the Swedish king in the land, captured from the pagans. In 1219-1220 the Danes gained a bridgehead on the territory sovr. Estonia, which has prompted Johan follow their example. In 1220 he introduced into Estonia troops seized Lihula and began to pay the local population to Christianity.