On This Day: Swedish Royal Family


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Sadly his mother Katarina of Saxe-Lauenburg died before Erik was 2 year old having suffered a fall while pregnant.

The king then married Margaret Leijonhufvud in 1536.
A later disproven rumour at the time was that Queen Katarina had been murdered with a hammer by her husband in a fit of rage.
 
A later disproven rumour at the time was that Queen Katarina had been murdered with a hammer by her husband in a fit of rage.

Yes that's true as her remains were exhumed and examined in the 1940's and the results disproved these rumours.
 
On this day, January 15, 1882 ~ Birth of Princess Margaret of Connaught, Crown Princess of Sweden, spouse of the future King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden at Bagshot Park in Surrey, England

On this day, January 21, 1829 ~ Birth of King Oscar II of Sweden at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden

On this day, January 23, 1688 ~ Birth of Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden at Stockholm Palace in Stockholm, Sweden

On this day, January 26, 1763 ~ Birth of King Carl XIV Johan of Sweden (Jean Baptiste Bernadotte) in Pau, France
 
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On this day, February 5, 1818 ~ Demise of King Charles XIII of Sweden at the Royal Palace of Stockholm
 
On this day, March 14, 1807 ~ Birth of Josephine of Leuchtenberg, Queen Consort of King Oscar I of Sweden, in Milan, Italy

On this day, March 22, 1759 ~ Birth of Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen Consort of King Charles XIII of Sweden, in Eutin, Duchy of Oldenburg

On this day, March 25, 1751 ~ Demise of King Fredrik I of Sweden at Wrangel Palace in Stockholm, Sweden

On this day, March 30, 1871 ~ Demise of Queen Lovisa of Sweden, wife of King Charles XV of Sweden, at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden
 
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On this day, April 23, 1676 ~ Birth of King Fredrik I of Sweden at Kassel, Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel
 
On this day, May 12, 1496 ~ Birth of King Gustav I of Sweden at Rydboholm Castle in Lindolmen, Uppland, Sweden
 
On this day, June 16, 1858 ~ Birth of King Gustaf V of Sweden at Drottningholm Palace in Drottningholm, Sweden

On this day, June 17, 1682 ~ Birth of King Karl XII of Sweden at Tre Kronor Castle in Stockholm, Sweden
 
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On this day, July 4, 1799 ~ Birth of King Oscar I of Sweden in Paris, France

On this day, July 16, 1782 ~ Demise of Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, Queen Consort of King Adolf Frederik of Sweden, at Svartsjo Palace in Svartsjo, Sweden
 
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On this day, December 4, 1655 ~ Birth of King Karl XI of Sweden at Tre Kronor Castle in Stockholm, Sweden

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On this day, December 11, 1718 ~ Demise of King Karl XI of Sweden during a siege at Fredriksten Fortress in Halden, Norway

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On this day, December 13, 1533 ~ Birth of King Erik XIV of Sweden at Stockholm Castle in Stockholm, Sweden

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On this day, December 18, 1626 ~ Birth of Queen Christina of Sweden at Tre Kronor Castle in Stockholm, Sweden

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On this day, December 19, 1594 ~ Birth of King Gustav II Adolph of Sweden at Castle Tre Kronor in Stockholm, Sweden

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On this day, December 20, 1537 ~ Birth of King Johan III of Sweden at Stegeborg Castle in Sweden

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On this day, January 23, 1688 ~ Birth of Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden at Stockholm Palace in Stockholm, Sweden
 
On this day, February 10, 1598 ~ Demise of Anna of Austria, Queen Consort of King Sigismund III Vasa of Sweden, in Warsaw, Poland
 
On this day, February 26, 1577 ~ Demise of King Eric XIV of Sweden at Orbyhus Castle in Sweden
 
On this day, February 28, 1912 ~ Birth of Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden
 
On this day, March 25, 1751 ~ Demise of King Fredrik I of Sweden at Wrangel Palace in Stockholm, Sweden
 
On this day, April 13, 1573 ~ Birth of Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen Consort of King Karl IX of Sweden, in Kiel, Duchy of Holstein-Gottorp
 
On this day, May 1, 1920 ~ Demise of Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden
 
On this day, May 12, 1496 ~ Birth of King Gustav I Vasa of Sweden at Rydboholm Castle in Lindholmen, Uppland, Sweden
 
On this day, June 7, 1876 ~ Demise of Queen Josefina of Sweden, wife of King Oscar I of Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden
 
On this day, June 16, 1858 ~ Birth of King Gustaf V of Sweden at Drottningholm Palace in Drottningholm, Sweden
 
On this day, July 4, 1799 ~ Birth of King Oscar I of Sweden in Paris, France
 
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