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Eric the Victorious

Eric the Victorious was a Swedish monarch as of around 970. Since he is the first Swedish king in a consecutive regnal succession, attested in sources independent of each other, Sweden's list of rulers begins with him, his son Olof Skötkonung, however, is considered the first ruler documented to have been accepted both by the original Swedes around Lake Mälaren and by the Geats around Lake Vättern, which peoples were fundamental in forming the nation of Sweden. Some sources have referred to Eric the Victorious as either King Eric V or Eric VI, modern inventions by counting backwards from Eric XIV, who adopted his numeral according to a mythological history of Sweden. Whether or not there were any Swedish monarchs named Eric before Eric the Victorious is disputed, with some historians claiming that there were several earlier Erics, others questioning the reliability of the primary sources used and the existence of these earlier monarchs; the list of monarchs after him is complicated and sketchy in some early periods, which makes the assignment of any numeral problematic whether counting backward or forward.

His original territory was in Uppland and neighbouring provinces. He acquired the epithet of Segersäll - Victorious or blessed with victory - after defeating an invasion force from the south in the Battle of Fýrisvellir which took place near Uppsala. A brother of Eric's named Olof being the father of Styrbjörn the Strong, Eric's main opponent in that battle, is part of the myth about them; the extent of Eric's kingdom is unknown. In addition to the Swedish heartland round Mälaren it may have extended down along the Baltic Sea as far south as Blekinge. According to Adam of Bremen, he was King of Denmark after defeating King Sweyn Forkbeard. According to the Flateyjarbok, his success was due to an alliance with free farmers against an earl-class nobility, but archaeological findings suggest that the influence of that class diminished during the last part of the tenth century. Eric introduced a system of universal conscription known as ledung in the provinces around Mälaren. In all probability he founded the town of Sigtuna, which still exists and where the first Swedish coins were minted for his son and successor King Olof.

Eric the Victorious is named in a number of sagas, Nordic tales of history preserved from oral tradition. In various stories, he is described as the son of a Björn Eriksson and as having ruled together with his brother Olaf. One saga describes his marriage to the infamous, Queen Sigrid the Haughty, daughter of a legendary Viking, Skagul Toste, how in their divorce he gave her all of Gothenland as a fief. According to Eymund's saga he took a new queen, daughter of Haakon Sigurdsson, ruler of Norway. Before that, Eric's brother Olaf died, a new co-ruler was to be appointed, but the Swedes refused to accept Eric's rowdy nephew Styrbjörn as such. Eric granted Styrbjörn 60 longships, he became the ruler of Jomsborg and an ally of Danish King Harold Bluetooth, whose daughter Tyra he married. Styrbjörn returned to Sweden with an army, although Harold and the Danish troops seem to have turned back. Eric won the Battle of Fýrisvellir, according to Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa, after making sacrifice to Odin and promising that, if victorious, he would give himself to Odin in ten years.

Two skaldic verses by Thorvaldr Hjaltason describe the alleged battle. The first expressly mentions how an Eric has utterly defeated an enemy host at a fortification at Fýrisvellir, while the second specifies that the Vikings - "the army of Hunding" - were superior in numbers but were handily captured when they attacked Svithiod, only those who fled survived; the runestones of Hällestad and Sjörup in Scania a part of Denmark, do mention a battle at Uppsala characterized by the defeat and flight of the attackers. These stones have traditionally been associated with the battle, but they present chronological problems and may be from the next century. German ecclesiastic chronicler Adam of Bremen provides by far the oldest narrative about King Eric, it differs from the sagas; as his source he refers to the current King Sweyn II of Denmark whom he interviewed for his chronicle. Adam places Eric's reign after that of a certain Emund Eriksson, without clarifying how they were related, he does not mention the Battle of Fýrisvellir but relates that Eric gathered a large army and invaded Denmark against King Sweyn Forkbeard.

The direct reason for the attack is not given, but somehow it concerned an alliance between Eric and "the powerful king of the Polans, Bolesław. He gave Eric his sister or daughter in marriage"; that princess has been identified as Gunhild of Wenden, in some Nordic sources the daughter of a king Burislev. According to other interpretations, she was identical with a woman known in sagas as Sigrid the Haughty, whose name is a misunderstanding of the Old Polish name Świętosława. Eric's invasion of Denmark was successful. Several battles were fought at sea, there the Danish forces, attacked from the east by Slavs, were annihilated. After his victory, Eric kept Denmark for a time, while Sweyn was forced to flee, first to Norway to England, to Scotland whose king received the refugee with kindness. According to Adam, Eric's rule in Denmark coincided with increased Viking activity in northern Germany. A fleet of Swedish and Danish ships landed at Stade in Saxony. A Saxon army was badly defeated. Several prominent Saxons were capt

Kenyu Sugimoto

Kenyu Sugimoto is a Japanese football player. He plays for Urawa Red Diamonds. In October 2009, Sugimoto was elected Japan U-17 national team for 2009 U-17 World Cup, he played all 3 scored a goal against Brazil in first match. In October 2102, he was elected Japan U-23 national team for 2012 Summer Olympics, he played 4 matches and Japan won the 4th place. In September 2017, Sugimoto was elected Japan national team for 2018 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, on 5 September, he debuted against Saudi Arabia; as of match played on 20 February 2019. As of 7 May 2015 Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first. Cerezo OsakaJ. League Cup: 2017IndividualJ. League Best XI: 2017 Kenyu Sugimoto – FIFA competition record Kenyu Sugimoto at National-Football-Teams.com Kenyu Sugimoto at Soccerway Kenyu Sugimoto at J. League Kenyu Sugimoto at Cerezo Osaka official site Profile at Cerezo Osaka Kenyu Sugimoto at Yahoo! Japan sports

Aminata Mbengue Ndiaye

Aminata Mbengue Ndiaye is a Senegalese politician. In 2012, she was appointed Minister of Livestock and Animal Production in the government of Prime Minister Abdou Mbaye and from 2014 under the government of Prime Minister Mahammad Boun Abdallah Dionne till 5 April 2019, when she was named Minister of Fishery and Maritime Economy Ministre des Pêches et de l’Economie maritime], she serves as mayor of Louga, is chair of the women's movement of the Socialist Party of Senegal. Ndiaye served as Minister of Women and the Family, as well as Minister of Social Development and National Solidarity under the presidency of Abdou Diouf. Ndiaye is a member of the Pan-African Parliament. Born to El Hadj Ali Mbengue, a civil servant, in Louga, Senegal. Attended Lycée Ahmed Fall in Saint-Louis and Lycée Kennedy before École normale d'enseignement technique and École national d’économie appliqué. Member of the Senegalese national basketball team at the Second All African Games in Lagos, Nigeria in 1973. "Aminata Mbengue Ndiaye", in The HerStory Project: Volume 1, edited by Anthonia Makwemoisa Amalion, Dakar, ISBN 9782359260038, 2011, page 211-217.

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