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Christina, Queen of Sweden

1626 - 1689

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Christina (Swedish: Kristina, 18 December (New Style) 1626 – 19 April 1689), a member of the House of Vasa, was Queen of Sweden in her own right from 1632 until her abdication in 1654. She succeeded her father Gustavus Adolphus upon his death at the Battle of Lützen in 1632, but began ruling the Swedish Empire when she reached the age of eighteen in 1644.The Swedish queen is remembered as one of the most learned women of the 17th century. She was fond of books, manuscripts, paintings, and sculptures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christina, Queen of Sweden has received more than 2,733,863 page views. Her biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Christina, Queen of Sweden is the 312th most popular politician (down from 230th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 9th in 2019) and the 5th 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 312 out of 15,577Before her are Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, Solon, Louis XVIII of France, Sargon of Akkad, Viktor Yanukovych, and Park Chung-hee. After her are Muawiyah I, Haile Selassie, Lee Kuan Yew, Charles VI of France, Ertuğrul, and Matthias Corvinus.

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

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Among people born in Sweden, Christina, Queen of Sweden ranks 14 out of 1,612Before her are Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Olof Palme (1927), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Ingvar Kamprad (1926), and Svante Arrhenius (1859). After her are Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779), Ingrid Bergman (1915), August Strindberg (1849), Greta Garbo (1905), Oleg of Novgorod (900), and Sigismund III Vasa (1566).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Christina, Queen of Sweden ranks 5Before her are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Olof Palme (1927), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), and Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946). After her are Oleg of Novgorod (900), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), John III of Sweden (1537), and Charles IX of Sweden (1550).