Christina, Queen of Sweden

1626 - 1689

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Christina (Swedish: Kristina; 18 December [O.S. 8 December] 1626 – 19 April 1689) was a member of the House of Vasa and the Queen of Sweden in her own right from 1632 until her abdication in 1654. Her conversion to Catholicism and refusal to marry led her to relinquish her throne and move to Rome. The Swedish queen is remembered as one of the most erudite women of the 17th century, wanting Stockholm to become the "Athens of the North" and was given the special right to establish a university at will by the Peace of Westphalia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christina, Queen of Sweden has received more than 3,120,776 page views. Her biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Christina, Queen of Sweden is the 514th most popular politician (down from 310th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 14th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Swedish Politician.

Christina, Queen of Sweden was most famous for converting to Catholicism and abdicating the throne.

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Among politicians, Christina, Queen of Sweden ranks 514 out of 19,576Before her are Zenobia, Anne, Queen of Great Britain, Yaroslav the Wise, Christian VII of Denmark, Alexios I Komnenos, and James Monroe. After her are Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, Dilma Rousseff, Margaret I of Denmark, Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem, Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Lucius Verus.

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Among people born in 1626, Christina, Queen of Sweden ranks 1After her are Sabbatai Zevi, Jan Steen, Richard Cromwell, William II, Prince of Orange, Francesco Redi, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Giovanni Legrenzi, Louis Couperin, Bada Shanren, and John Aubrey. Among people deceased in 1689, Christina, Queen of Sweden ranks 2Before her is Pope Innocent XI. After her are Marie Louise d’Orléans, Aşub Sultan, Sambhaji, Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha of Austria, Khushal Khattak, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, Aphra Behn, Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, Thomas Sydenham, and Pjetër Bogdani.

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Among people born in Sweden, Christina, Queen of Sweden ranks 24 out of 1,879Before her are Olof Palme (1927), Ingrid Bergman (1915), Greta Garbo (1905), Gustav I of Sweden (1496), Bridget of Sweden (1303), and Dag Hammarskjöld (1905). After her are Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Ingrid of Sweden (1910), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1622), Dieterich Buxtehude (1637), and Tomas Tranströmer (1931).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Christina, Queen of Sweden ranks 8Before her are Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), and Olof Palme (1927). After her are Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), John III of Sweden (1537), Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), and Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844).