Christina, Queen of Sweden

1626 - 1689

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Christina (Swedish: Kristina; 18 December 1626 – 19 April 1689), a member of the House of Vasa, was Queen of Sweden from 1632 until her abdication in 1654. She succeeded her father Gustavus Adolphus upon his death at the Battle of Lützen, but began ruling the Swedish Empire when she reached the age of 18.Christina argued for peace in the Thirty Years' War and received indemnity. The Peace of Westphalia allowed her also to establish an academy or university when and wherever she wanted. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christina, Queen of Sweden has received more than 2,133,015 page views. Her biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Christina, Queen of Sweden is the 230th most popular politician (down from 177th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 8th in 2019) and the 2nd 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 230 out of 15,710Before her are Salman of Saudi Arabia, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Suleiman II, Harald V of Norway, Ferdinand II of Aragon, and Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor. After her are Charles IX of France, Mahmud II, Lech Wałęsa, Sulla, Joe Biden, and Olof Palme.

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Among people born in 1626, Christina, Queen of Sweden ranks 1After her are Sabbatai Zevi, Richard Cromwell, Jan Steen, 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 1After her are Pope Innocent XI, Marie Louise d’Orléans, Aşub Sultan, Sambhaji, Aphra Behn, Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha of Austria, Thomas Sydenham, Adolph John I, Count Palatine of Kleeburg, Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, Kazimierz Łyszczyński, and Pjetër Bogdani.

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Among people born in Sweden, Christina, Queen of Sweden ranks 9 out of 1,296Before her are Tycho Brahe (1546), Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Anders Celsius (1701), Ingmar Bergman (1918), Astrid Lindgren (1907), and Selma Lagerlöf (1858). After her are Olof Palme (1927), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Ingvar Kamprad (1926), Ingrid Bergman (1915), and August Strindberg (1849).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Christina, Queen of Sweden ranks 2Before her are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594). After her are Olof Palme (1927), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Gustav III of Sweden (1746), and Charles IX of Sweden (1550).