Katarina Karlsdotter (Gumsehuvud)

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Queen Katarina Karlsdotter (Gumsehuvud)

Also Known As: "Gumsehuvud"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stockholm Sweden
Death: September 07, 1450 (31-32)
Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Place of Burial: Vadstena, Östergötland, Sweden
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Karl Ormsson (Gumsehuvud) and Märta Gregersdotter (Aspenäs)
Wife of King Charles VIII of Sweden
Mother of Gustaf Karlsson Bonde; N.N. Karlsdotter Bonde; Pehr Karlsson Bonde; Tord Karlsson Bonde; Magdalena Karlsdotter Bonde and 3 others
Sister of Gustaf Karlsson (Gumsehuvud)

Occupation: Drottning i Sverige 1448-1450, i Norge 1449-1450
Managed by: Katarina Heimann Mühlenbock
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Om Katarina Karlsdotter (Gumsehuvud) (Norsk)

Katarina Karlsdotter (Gumsehuvud)

Katarina Karlsdotter (Gumsehuvud), född 1418, död 7 september 1450, dotter till Karl Ormsson (Gumsehuvud) och gift med Karl Knutsson (Bonde), var drottning av Sverige och Norge (1448-1450), när maken var kung över dessa riken.

Hon gifte sig med Karl Knutsson den 5 oktober 1438 i Stockholm, då han var Sveriges riksföreståndare. När han sedan hade blivit kung under sommaren 1448 kröntes Katarina av ärkebiskop Jöns Bengtsson, till drottning i Uppsala domkyrka den 2 juli 1448.

Äktenskapet beskrivs som mycket lyckligt och resulterade i nio barn, däribland döttrarna Margareta, Magdalena (som blev gift med Ivar Axelsson (Tott)) och Birgitta. I övrigt beskrivs Katarina som en vacker och gladlynt person som spred en trivsam stämning omkring sig och var tillmötesgående mot dem som kom till hovet för att ansöka om något. Kungen sörjde henne mycket djupt då hon 1450 dog i pesten. Året därpå begravdes hon i Vadstena klosterkyrka och gravstenen finns ännu (2012) kvar.

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About Katarina Karlsdotter (Gumsehuvud) (svenska)

Katarina Karlsdotter (Gumsehuvud),

  • Daughter of Karl Ormsson (Gumsehuvud) and Märta Gregersdotter (Aspenäs)
  • Reign as Sweden's national director's goal: 17 October 1438 - 13 September 1441 , 2 years and 331 days
  • Reign as Queen of Sweden: 20 June 1448 - 7 September 1450, 2 years and 79 days
  • Coronation: July 2, 1448 in Uppsala Cathedral

Married

  • Married: Karl Knutsson, King Karl VIII Knutson (son of Knut Bonde), born probably 1408, died 1470-05-15. King of Sweden 1448-06-20. Elected king of Norway in 1449. Lost his Norwegian crown as early as 1450. Appointed king of Sweden in 1457, was recalled to the king in the autumn of 1464. Disposed of the crown in 1465. Again called king in 1467-09. Married 1: o 1429-02-28 at Ekholmen with Birgitta Turesdotter (Bielke) , daughter of the knight and the Swedish Council Ture Stensson ( Bielke ) and Birgitta Abrahamsdotter (bull head). Married 2: o 1438-10-05 in Stockholm with Katarina Karlsdotter (Gumsehead), daughter of the Swedish Council Karl Ormsson ( Gumsehead ) and Märta Gregersdotter (Aspen varieties ). Married 3: o 1470 with his dear Kristina Abrahamsdotter , possibly daughter of the chief of the Raseborg's western herd Abraham Pedersson (half animal).

Children: in marriage 2: o with Katarina Karlsdotter (gum head)

  • Margareta Karlsdotter, Deceased before 1465.
  • Magdalena Karlsdotter, born about 1445, died 1495. Married 1466-09-21 in Nyköping with the knight and the Swedish National Council, the chief of the Visborg Ivar Axelsson ( Tott ).
  • Birgitta Karlsdotter, born 1446, died in Vadstena monastery 1469-04-14. Nun

Catherine Queen

By the Swedish Biographical Dictionary

Katarina Karlsdotter (Gumsehuvud), d 7 Sept 1450 in Sthlm o bur in Vadstena monastery 17 Jan 51. Parents: the Swedish National Council and the knight Karl Ormsson ( Gumsehuvud ; bd 17) o Märta Gregersdtr (Aspenäsätten). Crowned in Uppsala Cathedral to Queen of Sweden 2 July 48, 17 March 50 is also titled Queen of Norway.

G 5 Oct 38 at Sthlms castle m later King Karl Knutsson (Bonde ; s 622), born around 1 Oct 08 el 09, d 15 May 70 at Sthlm's castle, son of the knight Knut Bonde and Margareta Karlsdtr (Sparre av Tofta) and earlier gm Birgitta Turesdtr (Bielke) and later round m Kristina Abrahamsdtr (? half animal).

The main source of what you know about K is the Karl Kronikan written on Karl Knutsson's behalf, which indicates that she was of good family. It briefly depicts Karl's courtship with her father - very extensively - their stately wedding in Oct. 38, which must have lasted for twelve days with wine, mead, dance and touring games. That - as it says in the Chronicle - "all the best in Sweden are, when most of them were all there by bishops, prelates, knights and souvenirs", is corroborated by the preserved morning gift letter. The wedding seems to have been combined with a council meeting, and by the 17th of October Karl Knutsson was elected national director. The Chronicle also mentions K on some occasions in the following years. She is thus said to have participated in the dance in Karl Knutsson's camp outside the besieged Stegeborg in the summer of 39. Shortly before the family's departure to Finland in autumn 41, when Kristofer of Bavariabecame a king, K on Svartsjö must have given birth to a daughter, at whose baptism the king stood father.

K was crowned according to the Karl Chronicle o several annals three days after the husband of Jöns Bengtsson (Oxenstierna) , who was inaugurated as archbishop only two days earlier and thus could not be an official at the royal coronation. About K's activities as a queen is little known. Vadstenadiariet retains the memory of a visit, which she made in Vadstena monastery on 15 Jan 50. After Karl's coronation to the Norwegian king in Trondheim in autumn 49, K is also called queen of Norway.

The Karl Chronicle speaks in the cited words about K's beauty and good qualities. Apparently, her relationship with her husband has been good. That Karl kept her in the greatest "love and dignity" is testified a few months after her death in a letter from the prior of Sthlm's Dominican monastery Alf Kruse to Erik of Pomerania about Karl Knutsson's plans for marriage to a Pomeranian duke (Carlsson).

During her barely 12-year marriage, according to Karl Chronicle, K gave birth to nine children, four sons and five daughters, of whom four daughters lived at her death. Of these, only one survived his father, namely Ivar Axelsson's (Tott) case Magdalena, dead childless 95.

Sources

  • Harrison, Dick ; Karl Knutsson - A Biography , Historical Media, Lund, 2002, ISBN 91-89442-58-X , LIBRIS ID 8693772
  • Catharina in Wilhelmina Stålberg , Notes on Swedish Women (1864)
  • Gillingstam, Hans: Catherine in Swedish biographical lexicon
  • Profession queen,Death 1450, Band 20 (1973-1975), page 776
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Katarina Karlsdotter (Gumsehuvud)'s Timeline

1418
1418
Stockholm Sweden
1440
1440
Fagelvik, Tryserum Kalmar Sweden
1441
1441
Uppland, Sverige
1442
1442
Fagelvik, Tryserum Kalmar Sweden
1443
1443
Fagelvik, Tryserum Kalmar Sweden
1445
1445
Fagelvik, Tryserum Kalmar Sweden
1446
1446
1448
1448
Stockholm Sweden
1450
September 7, 1450
Age 32
Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden