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Katarina of Saxe-Lauenburg (Askanier), Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen Consort of Sweden

Swedish: Catarina of Saxe-Lauenburg (Askanier), Hertiginna av Sachsen-Lauenburg, Drottning av Sverige
Also Known As: "Drottning Katarina av Sverige"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ratzeburg, Sachsen-Lauenburg, Deutschland(HRR)
Death: September 23, 1535 (21)
Stockholm, Sverige
Place of Burial: Uppsala, Sverige
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Herzog Magnus I von Sachsen-Lauenburg and Duchess Katharina von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel
Wife of Gustav I Eriksson Vasa, King of Sweden
Mother of Erik XIV, King of Sweden and Child Died Young
Sister of Franz I von Sachsen-Lauenburg; Dorothea of Saxe Lauenburg; Sofie von Sachsen-Lauenburg, Gräfin zu Oldenburg-Delmenhorst; Clara von Sachsen-Lauenburg, Princessin, Herzogin zu Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Gifhorn and Ursula von Sachsen-Lauenburg, Herzogin zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Occupation: Drottning av Sverige 1531-1535, Wife and Queen, Sveriges Drottning, drottning av Sverige 1531-1535
Managed by: Sveneric Rosell
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About Katarina of Saxe-Lauenburg, Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen Consort of Sweden

KATHARINA von Sachsen-Lauenburg

  • Katarina of Saxony-Lauenburg
  • Queen in Sweden 1531-36. Became 21 years.
  • Parents: Magnus I of Saxony-Lauenburg (1468 - 1543) & Katarina of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1488 - 1563)
  • Born: 1513-09-24 Germany, Ratzeburg
  • Death: 1535-09-23 Stockholm 1)
  • Buried: 1560-12-21 Uppsala, Uppsala Cathedral, Uppland 2) Buried first in Stockholm's Storkyrka.

Spouse

  • Marriage with Gustav Vasa (Eriksson) (1496 - 1560), on 1531-09-24 in Stockholm, Stockholm's Storkyrka 3)
  • Gustav I Vasa . Governor of Sweden in the years 1521-08-13 to 1523-06-06. King of Sweden in the years 1523-06-06 to 1560-09-29. Married 1: o 1531-09-24 in Stockholm with Princess Katarina of Saxony-Lauenburg . Daughter of Duke Magnus I of Saxony-Lauenburg and Katarina of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel .
  • GUSTAF Eriksson, son of ERIK Johansson & his wife Cecilia Magnusdotter (Lindholmen 12 May 1496-Stockholm 29 Sep 1560). Regent of Sweden 1521-23. He succeeded 7 Jun 1523 as GUSTAF I King of Sweden.

m firstly (Stockholm 24 Sep 1531) KATHARINA von Sachsen-Lauenburg, daughter of MAGNUS II Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg & his wife Katharina von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (24 Sep 1513-Stockholm 23 Sep 1535).

Source - Projects MedLands Sweden

1 Child born to King Gustav I Vasa and Queen Katarina, Drottning av Sverige

  • ERIK Prince of Sweden (Stockholm 13 Dec 1533-poisoned Örbyhus 26 Feb 1577). He succeeded his father in 1560 as ERIK XIV King of Sweden. He was deposed in 1569. m (4 Jul 1568) KARIN Mansdotter, daughter of --- (6 Nov 1550-Liuksala, Finland 13 Sep 1612).

Erik XIV & his wife had four children:

  • * a) SIGRID (15 Oct 1566-24 Apr 1633). m firstly (1597) HENRIK Tott till Sjundley, son of --- (-[1600/01]). m secondly (1609) NILS Nilsson till Bro [Natt och Dag], son of --- (-18 Apr 1613).
  • * b) GUSTAF (28 Jan 1568-Kaschin, Russia 22 Feb 1607).
  • * c) HENRIK (24 Jan 1570-1574).
  • * d) ARNOLD (1 Nov 1572-1573).

Erik XIV had four children by Agda Persdotter his mistresses:

  • * e) VIRGINIA (1559-1633). m (1585/6) HAKON Knutsson Hand (-1595/6).
  • * f) CONSTANTIA (1560-1649). m ([1594]) HENRIK Frankelin (-1610).
  • * g) LUCRETIA (1564-). m --- Zelow
  • * h) MARGARETA (-1618). m (1592) OLAVIUS Simonis (-1639).

Source - Vasa Geneology- Adelsvapen, Tab 8 & 9

Source - Projects MedLands Sweden

History

Katarina, who received a protestant education, married her 18th birthday in Stockholm with Gustav Vasa, king of Sweden. With the marriage, Gustav saw linking with the ancient folk empire from which Katarina originated, through his grandmother, Katarina of Pomerania. It was a political marriage through which Gustav was able to establish important contacts with North German princes, but also because the sister of Dorothy, Dorothea of ​​Saxony-Lauenburg, was already married to the Danish crown prince Kristian, later Christian III, so that the ties between the two neighbors would also strengthened with the sisterhood. In older Swedish literature, Katarina is described as whimsical, insane and constantly complaining about all that Swedish was, and the marriage was considered unfortunate on extremely weak grounds. [1] Katarina died in 1533 with the son Erik.

During a dance show in Stockholm in 1535, when Katarina was likely to be pregnant, the Queen fell so badly that she became bedside. Complications supported, and Katarina died in crib the day before her 22nd birthday and her unborn child. Katarina was baptized in the Great Church in Stockholm on October 1, 1535, but was first buried on December 21, 1560 in Uppsala Cathedral, along with Gustav and his second wife Margareta Eriksdotter (Leijonhufvud). A magnificent grave care is raised in the so-called Gustavian choir behind the altar. According to contemporary rumors, spread by Gustav's enemies in the Danish civil war, he would have contributed to her death by striking her in the head with an ax hammer, which was used as a kind of walking stick of the nobility of dawn. Investigations of Catarina's skull and bone have not shown any damage that could be linked to such an event.

Biografi på svenska Wikipedia.

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In September 1535 she attended a celebration of Kristian III, the Swearer, who received powerful support from Sweden in the struggle for the Danish crown. Kristian has himself told how it probably happened that the queen fell during a dance. This led to her sudden death, the day before she was going to fill 22 years.

Katarina was small and pretty to the plant, barely 160 cm tall, shows the skeleton in Vasagraven in Uppsala Cathedral.

Sources:

1). H Hofberg - Sv Biogr Handl 1876


2) Ingvar Andersson - Erik XIV

	 

3 ). Lars-Olof Larsson - Gustav Vasa - Country or Tyrant?)

4). Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition

5) (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 28. Hereinafter cited as Lines of Succession.

6) Louda and MacLagan, Lines of Succession, table 29.

About Catarina of Saxe-Lauenburg, Hertiginna av Sachsen-Lauenburg, Drottning av Sverige (svenska)


Katarina, som fick en protestantisk uppfostran, gifte sig på sin 18-årsdag 1531 i Stockholm med Gustav Vasa, kung av Sverige. Med giftermålet såg Gustav till att länka sig samman med den gamla folkungaätten från vilken Katarina härstammade, genom sin mormor, Katarina av Pommern. Det var ett politiskt äktenskap varmed Gustav kunde knyta viktiga kontakter med nordtyska furstar, men också för att Katarinas syster, Dorothea av Sachsen-Lauenburg, redan var gift med den danske kronprinsen Kristian, senare Kristian III, så att banden mellan de båda grannländerna också skulle stärkas i och med systerskapet. I äldre svensk litteratur beskrivs Katarina som nyckfull, kallsinnig och ständigt klagande över allt vad svenskt var, och äktenskapet har på extremt svaga grunder ansetts olyckligt.[1] Katarina nedkom 1533 med sonen Erik. Under en danstillställning i Stockholm 1535, då Katarina troligen var havande, föll drottningen så illa att hon blev sängliggande. Komplikationer tillstötte, och Katarina avled i barnsäng dagen före sin 22-årsdag jämte sitt ofödda barn. Katarina bisattes i Storkyrkan i Stockholm den 1 oktober 1535 men begravdes först den 21 december 1560 i Uppsala domkyrka, jämte Gustav och hans andra gemål Margareta Eriksdotter (Leijonhufvud). En praktfull gravvård är upprest i det så kallade gustavianska koret bakom altaret. Enligt samtida rykten, spridda av Gustavs fiender i det danska inbördeskriget, skulle han ha medverkat till hennes död genom att slå henne i huvudet med en yxhammare, något som användes som en slags promenadkäpp av dåtidens adel. Undersökningar av Katarinas kranium och ben har inte påvisat några skador som skulle kunna kopplas till en sådan händelse.


Drottning av Sverige.

Biografi på svenska Wikipedia.

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English

Katarina of Saxony-Lauenburg

Queen in Sweden 1531-36. Became 21 years.

Father: Magnus I of Saxony-Lauenburg (1468 - 1543)

Mother: Katarina of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1488 - 1563)

Born: 1513-09-24 Germany, Ratzeburg

Death: 1535-09-23 Stockholm 1)

Buried: 1560-12-21 Uppsala, Uppsala Cathedral, Uppland 2) Buried first in Stockholm's Storkyrka.

Marriage with Gustav Vasa (Eriksson) (1496 - 1560)

Wedding: 1531-09-24 Stockholm, Stockholm's Storkyrka 3)

Children:

Erik XIV Vasa (Gustavsson) (1533 - 1577)

Katarina of Saxony-Lauenburg became Sweden's Queen in 1531. Her time as queen became short since she died in 1535.

On December 13, 1533, Gustav and Katarina's only child, the son of Erik (XIV), was born.

In September 1535 she attended a celebration of Kristian III, the Swearer, who received powerful support from Sweden in the struggle for the Danish crown. Kristian has himself told how it probably happened that the queen fell falling during a dance. This led to her sudden death, the day before she was going to fill 22 years.

Katarina was small and pretty to the plant, barely 160 cm tall, shows the skeleton in Vasagraven in Uppsala Cathedral.

Sources:

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1).    H Hofberg - Sv Biogr Handl 1876
	 

2) Ingvar Andersson - Erik XIV

	 

3 ). Lars-Olof Larsson - Gustav Vasa - Country or Tyrant?)

4). Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition

5) (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 28. Hereinafter cited as Lines of Succession.

6) Louda and MacLagan, Lines of Succession, table 29.

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Katarina of Saxe-Lauenburg, Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen Consort of Sweden's Timeline

1513
September 24, 1513
Ratzeburg, Sachsen-Lauenburg, Deutschland(HRR)
1533
December 13, 1533
Age 20
Stockholm, Uppland, Sweden
1535
September 23, 1535
Age 22
Stockholm, Sverige
October 1, 1535
Age 21
Uppsala, Sverige
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