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Admiral Peder Skram was called Denmark daredevil, for his daring warfare. He died on 11 July 1581 and was buried at buried at Østbirk Cementry.
Admiral Peder Skram was called Denmark daredevil, for his daring warfare. He died on 11 July 1581 and was buried at buried at Østbirk Cementry.

Admiral Peder Skram

Admiral Peder Skram was called the Daredevil of Denmark and gave name to three warships.

 

Peder Skram was born around 1503 at the estate of Ulrup. His parents were Christen Skram and Anne Knudsdatter Reventlow. Married to Elsebeth, who was the daughter of Lord High Constable Tyge Krabbe. He started his military career in 1518 and a few years later he was commissioned as an officer in the Danish Navy, which a few years before had been founded by King Hans. As no training of naval officers existed at that time it was normal to use experienced army officers to command the naval vessels. Sailing and navigating the vessels was left to mates and skippers. This was the foundation for Peder Skram's function as a naval officer. He soon showed his competence as a tactician and commander of a fleet, and at the age of 20 he was promoted Admiral. In this position he commanded several major expeditions e.g. against the Swedes. One of the best known is his expedition against the Hansestæder - the German trading towns along the Baltic. The Danish king wanted control of the trade and the shipping (due to the Øresund duty which was introduced in 1429) and for that reason he had to curb the influence of the Hansestæder.

 

Peder Skram distinguished himself during Christian II's wars against Sweden, where he joined Henrik Gøye during the expeditions in 1518 and 1520. After Christian II's escape Peter Skram sided with Frederik I and took part in the siege of Copenhagen in 1523.

 

In 1532 he sailed a small fleet to Norway to find Christian II's warships. He met and conquered them at Tønsberg and came to the assistance of Mogens Gyldenstierne at Akershus, which was besieged by Christian II. After negotiations he escorted Christian II back to Denmark.

 

On request from Gustav Vasa Duke Christian in 1535 sent him to Stockholm to take command of the Swedish Navy, which together with Danish and Prussian warships were to break the supremacy of Lübeck. Assisted by Swedish admiral Per Månsson he became the commander of the entire fleet. After chasing his opponent away off Bornholm he continued to Little Belt where he destroyed a number of enemy ships blocking Johan Rantzau's possibility for transferring troops to Sealand after his victory at the Battle at Øksnebjerg. From July 1535 he and his fleet blocked Copenhagen and Malmø. He was wounded, but returned to the blockade and stayed till the surrender on July 29 1536.

 

In the summer of 1535 during the Feud of the Counts a Danish-Swedish-Prussian naval force under command of Peder Skram succeeded in annihilating the Fleet of Lübeck at a major naval battle in Svendborgsund. A month later Peder Skram conquered Korsør to pave the road for Johan Ranzau's troops to be landed on Sealand. On July 24th the army of Christian III could lay siege on Copenhagen and Peder Skram could close the access to the town from the sea. Till 1555 Peder Skram was the suprime admiral of the realm.

 

For a short period (1563) he has Admiral of Holmen, meaning that he was responsible for the new-buildings, equipment and maintenance of the ships of the Navy. In 1537 he was knighted at the coronation of Christian III, and two years later he was made a member of the King's Council. From 1563 to 64 - at the beginning of the Nordic Seven Years War - King Frederik II made Peder Skram once more the commander of the Danish Navy. Later this command was handed over to Herluf Trolle (who has given name to the sistership of the frigate Peder Skram's)

 

Admiral Peder Skram has been called "The Daredevil of Denmark" due to his audacious way of waging war. He died on July 11 1581 and was buried at Østbirk Cementry.

 

 

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Admiral Peder Skram

 

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He died on July 11th 1581 and was buried at Østbirk Cementry.