Kingdom of Sweden
Great-grandchild of Christian IX - Carl Gustaf Oscar Fredrik Christian, Prince Bernadotte (1911 – 2003), formerly known as Prince Carl, Duke of Östergötland, was the youngest child & only son of Prince Carl of Sweden & Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. When Prince Carl married Countess Elsa von Rosen, he had to relinquish his succession rights & his royal titles. His brother-in-law, King Leopold III of Belgium, conferred upon him the title Prince Bernadotte in the Belgian nobility on the same da...
John Duke of Östergötland, Duke of Ostrogothia (1589–1618) Spouse Princess Maria Elizabeth of Sweden Kerstin Månsdotter Issue Hans Johansson (ill.) House House of Vasa Father John III of Sweden Mother Gunilla Bielke Born 18 April 1589 Uppsala Castle, Uppsala, Sweden Died 5 March 1618 (aged 28) Bråborg Castle, Bråviken, Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden Burial Linköping Cathedral
Portrait by Stierler of Queen Frederica of Sweden, nee Frederike Dorothea Wilhelmina of Baden, daughter of Karl Ludwig of Baden and Amelie of Hesse Darmstadt (younger sister of Empress Elisabeth Alexeievna, nee Princess Louise of Baden, wife of Tsar Alexander I.) Wife of Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden. 2 of her children married cousins of Baden; her great granddaughter Victoria of Baden would also become Queen of Sweden. Her parents were first cousins.
Christina of Sweden
Queen Christina 1626 – 1689 Christina was Queen of Sweden from 1633-1654. She was the only child of King Gustav II Adolph. At age 6 she succeeded the throne. Being the daughter of a Protestant in the Thirty Years' War, she caused a scandal when she abdicated and converted to Catholicism. She spent her later years in Rome, becoming a leader of the theatrical life. She is one of the few women buried in the Vatican. Her unconventional lifestyle would feature in novels, plays, opera, and film.