Christina of Sweden

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Queen of Sweden
Reign 6 November 1632 – 6 June 1654
Coronation 20 October 1650
Predecessor Gustav II Adolf
Successor Charles X Gustav
Born 18 December [O.S. 8 December] 1626
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 19 April 1689(1689-04-19) (aged 62)
Rome, Papal States
Burial 22 June 1689
Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Full name
Christina Augusta or Christina Alexandra
House House of Vasa
Father Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden
Mother Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg
Religion Roman Catholic Christianity
prev Lutheran Christianity

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.

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

References[change | change source]

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

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