King Gustav I (1496-1560) and Wifes (Queens Catherine, Margaret & Catherine Stenbock)


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Gustav I, born Gustav Eriksson of the Vasa noble family and later known as Gustav Vasa (12 May 1496 – 29 September 1560), was King of Sweden from 1523 until his death in 1560, previously self-recognised Protector of the Realm (Riksföreståndare) from 1521, during the ongoing Swedish War of Liberation against King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Gustav rose to lead the rebel movement following the Stockholm Bloodbath, where his father was executed. Gustav's election as king on 6 June 1523 and his triumphant entry into Stockholm eleven days later marked Sweden's final secession from the Kalmar Union.
More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_I_of_Sweden

King of Sweden:
Reign: 6 June 1523 – 29 September 1560
Coronation: 12 January 1528
Predecessor: Christian II
Successor: Eric XIV

Born: Gustav Eriksson
12 May 1496
Rydboholm Castle, Uppland or Lindholmen, Uppland, Sweden
Died: 29 September 1560 (aged 64)
Tre Kronor, Stockholm, Sweden
Burial: 21 December 1560
Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala, Sweden
Spouses: Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg
(m. 1531; died 1535)
Margaret Leijonhufvud
(m. 1536; died 1551)
Catherine Stenbock
(m. 1552)
Issue: Eric XIV of Sweden
John III of Sweden
Catherine, Countess of East Frisia
Cecilia, Margravine of Baden-Rodemachern
Prince Magnus, Duke of Östergötland
Anna Maria, Countess Palatine of Veldenz
Sophia, Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg
Elizabeth, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Gadebusch
Charles IX of Sweden
House: Vasa
Father: Erik Johansson Vasa
Mother: Cecilia Månsdotter

Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (Katarina in Swedish) (24 September 1513 – 23 September 1535) was the first wife of Gustav I of Sweden and thus Queen of Sweden from 1531 until her death in 1535.
More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_of_Saxe-Lauenburg
Catherine's effigy with more detail:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/Catherine_Ascania_of_Sweden.jpg

Margaret Leijonhufvud (née Margareta Eriksdotter; 1 January 1516 – 26 August 1551) was Queen of Sweden from 1536 to 1551 by marriage to King Gustav I. She played a political role as the advisor of, and the intermediary to, her spouse the King.
More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Leijonhufvud

Queen Margaret as shown on her grave monument.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2a/Margaret_of_Sweden_(1536)_effigy_2007.jpg

Catherine Stenbock (Swedish: Katarina Gustavsdotter Stenbock; 22 July 1535 at Torpa, Tranemo Municipality, Västergötland – 13 December 1621 at Strömsholm, Västmanland) was Queen of Sweden from 1552 to 1560 as the third and last wife of King Gustav I.
More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Stenbock
 
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Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg was queen for just under 4 years ,her mother Catherine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel was a devout Catholic and had close ties to the Emperor.
Her daughter Catherine I believed embraced Lutheranism?
 
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