Korsbetningen

Visby, Sweden

Korsbetningen was a site of the battle between Danish King Valdemar Atterdag’s army and Gotlanders, fought on 27th July, 1361. Approximately 1800 peasants were slaughtered in the battle and buried to the field. There is a medieval, Gothic-style stone cross with Latin inscription: "AD 1361, third day after the Jacob’s day, fell Gotlanders into the hands of Danish in front of Visby gates. They are buried here. Pray for them."

References:
  • Wikipedia
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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Founded: 1361
Category: Statues in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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