Christina of Sweden

Queen of Sweden (1626-1689), ruled from 1632 until abdication in 1654

Queen Christina of Sweden (Swedish: Kristina av Sverige; 18 December [O.S. 8 December] 1626 – 19 April 1689), was the queen of Sweden from 1632 to 1654.[1] She then resigned to become a Roman Catholic.

Queen of Sweden
Reign6 November 1632 – 6 June 1654
Coronation20 October 1650
PredecessorGustav II Adolf
SuccessorCharles X Gustav
Born18 December [O.S. 8 December] 1626
Stockholm, Sweden
Died19 April 1689(1689-04-19) (aged 62)
Rome, Papal States
Burial22 June 1689
Full name
Christina Augusta or Christina Alexandra
HouseHouse of Vasa
FatherGustavus Adolphus of Sweden
MotherMaria Eleonora of Brandenburg
ReligionRoman Catholic Christianity
prev Lutheran Christianity

She also liked humanities and had invited philosophers such as René Descartes in Sweden.

References change

  1. "Sweden". World Statesmen. Retrieved 18 January 2015.

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