Daniel and Lalou Holdt's kinship with

Johan Rantzau:

13th great-grandfather


Johan RantzauDefeated the peasant revolt under king Christian II. lead by "Skipper" Clement. The local noble cavalry under Rosenkrantz and Erik Banner was defeated by the mud in front of the rebel positions at Svendstrup, about 10 kilometres south of Aalborg, and massacred by the 6000 strong peasant army. After this most of Jutland fell into the hands of the peasants. However, it was a simple matter for Rantzau's 1200 Knechts and perhaps 200 cavalry to clean up the Jute peasantry, whose hard core of 800 or 900 are finally crushed behind the walls of Aalborg.

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