Astrid of Sweden

queen consort of the Belgians (1905-1935)

Astrid of Sweden (17 November 1905 – 29 August 1935) was Queen of the Belgians and the first wife of King Leopold III. She was born a princess of Sweden and became the Duchess of Brabant after her marriage to Leopold in November 1926.[2] She was Queen of the Belgians from 23 February 1934 until her death.

Astrid of Sweden
Queen Astrid in 1935
Queen consort of the Belgians
Tenure23 February 1934 – 29 August 1935
BornPrincess Astrid of Sweden
(1905-11-17)17 November 1905
Arvfurstens palats, Stockholm, Sweden
Died29 August 1935(1935-08-29) (aged 29)
Küssnacht am Rigi, Schwyz, Switzerland
Burial3 September 1935
Full name
Astrid Sofia Lovisa Thyra[1]
FatherPrince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
MotherPrincess Ingeborg of Denmark

Astrid's only daughter, Joséphine-Charlotte, later became Grand Duchess consort of Luxembourg, while both of her sons reigned as King of the Belgians. Astrid was also a sister of Crown Princess Märtha of Norway (wife of King Olav V) and a maternal aunt of King Harald V of Norway.

References change

  1. Burke's Royal Families of the World ISBN 0 85011 023 8 p. 514 (spelling of her full name as baptized)
  2. "Princess Astrid". Retrieved 11 August 2022.
Astrid of Sweden
Born: 17 November 1905 Died: 29 August 1935
Belgian royalty
Preceded by
Elisabeth of Bavaria
Queen consort of the Belgians
Title next held by
Fabiola de Mora y Aragón