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King of Sweden Gustav I Eriksson Vasa

Swedish: Konung av Sverige Gustav I Eriksson Vasa, Finnish: Kuningas Kustaa Vaasa
Also Known As: "Gustav Vasa"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Rydboholm's or Lindholmen's Castle, Västra Ryd, Uppland, Sweden
Death: September 29, 1560 (64)
Stockholm Castle, Stockholm, Stockholm County, Uppland, Sweden (Cholera)
Place of Burial: Uppsala, Uppsala County, Uppland, Sweden
Immediate Family:

Son of Erik Johansson Vasa and Cecilia Månsdotter Vasa
Husband of Katarina of Saxe-Lauenburg, Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen Consort of Sweden; Queen of Sweden Margaretha Eriksdotter Leijonhufvud and Katarina Gustavsdotter Stenbock, Drottning av Sverige
Father of Erik XIV, King of Sweden; Child Died Young; John III, king of Sweden; Catherine Vasa; Cecilia Gustavsdotter Vasa, Prinsessa and 8 others
Brother of Margareta Eriksdotter Vasa; Johan Eriksson (Vasa); Magnus Eriksson (Vasa); Anna Eriksdotter (Vasa); Birgitta Eriksdotter (Vasa) and 1 other
Half brother of Mårten Munk

Occupation: King of Sweden 1523 - 1560, Riksföreståndare 1521-1523 och kung 1523-1560, Rey de Suecia 1523-1560, Konge av Sverige, King of Sweden, Kung (1521-1560), Kung i Sverige 1523-1560, Kung 6 juni 1523 - 29 sept 1560, Kung, Sveriges kung år 1523-1560, King
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Gustav I Eriksson Vasa, King of Sweden

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). m secondly (Stockholm 1 Oct 1536) MARGARETA Eriksdotter, daughter of ERIK Abrahamson [Leijonhufvud] & his wife Ebba Eriksdotter [Vasa] (1 Jan 1514-26 Aug 1551). m thirdly (Vadstena 22 Aug 1552) KATHARINA Stenbock, daughter of GUSTAF Olafsson [Stenbock] av Torpa & his wife Brita Eriksdotter [Leijonhufvud] (Torpa 22 Jul 1535-13 Nov 1621).

Gustaf I & his first wife Cecilia Magnusdotter had one child:

  • 1. 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 illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

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

Gustaf I & his second wife MARGARETA Eriksdotter had eleven children:

  • 2. JOHAN (Stegeborg 20 Dec 1537-Stockholm 17 Nov 1592). He succeeded his brother in 1569 as JOHAN III King of Sweden. m firstly (Vilna 4 Oct 1562) KATARZYNA Pss of Poland, daughter of ZYGMUNT I "Stary" King of Poland & his second wife Bona Sforza (Krakow 1 Nov 1526-Stockholm 16 Sep 1583). m secondly (Västeras 21 Feb 1585) GUNILLA Bjelke, daughter of JOHAN Axelsson & his wife Margareta Posse (25 Jun 1568-25 Jul 1597). Mistress (1): KARIN Hansdotter, daughter of ---.

Johan III & his first wife Vilna had three children:

  • a) ISABELLA (1564-Jan 1566).
  • b) SIGISMUND (Gripsholm, Sweden 20 Jun 1566-Warszawa 30 Apr 1632). He succeeded in 1587 as ZYGMUNT III King of Poland. He converted to Roman Catholicism. He succeeded his father in 1592 as SIGISMUND King of Sweden. He was deposed in Sweden 1599. - KINGS of POLAND.
  • c) ANNA (31 May 1568-6 Feb 1625).

Johan III & his second wife Bona Sforza had one child:

  • d) JOHAN (Uppsala 18 Apr 1589-Bröborg 5 Mar 1618). Duke of Östergotland 1606. m (29 Nov 1612) MARIE ELISABETH Pss of Sweden, daughter of CARL IX King of Sweden & his second wife Christina Pss von Holstein-Gottorp (10 Mar 1596-7 Aug 1618). Mistress (1): KERSTIN Mansdotter, daughter of ---.

Johan had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

  • i) Hans Johansson (-unmarried in Germany).

Johan III had four illegitimate children by Mistress (1):

  • e) JULIUS Gyllenhielm (1559-1581).
  • f) AUGUSTUS (-1560).
  • g) SOFIA (-1583). m (1580) PONTUS Baron De la Gardie, son of --- (-1585).
  • h) LUCRETIA (-1585).
  • 3. KATHARINA (6 Jun 1539-Berum 21 Dec 1610, bur Aurich St Lamberti). m (Stockholm 1 Oct 1559) EDZARD von Ostfriesland, son of ENNO I Graf von Ostfriesland & his wife Anna von Oldenburg-Delmenhorst (24 Jun 1532-Aurich 27 Feb or 1 Mar 1599, bur Aurich St Lamberti). He succeeded in 1561 as EDZARD II Graf von Ostfriesland.
  • 4. CAECILIA (16 Nov 1540- Brussels 27 Jan 1627). She converted to Roman Catholicism in 1575. m (18 Jun 1564) CHRISTOPH I Markgraf von Baden-Rodemachern, son of BERNHARD III Markgraf von Baden-Baden & his wife Françoise de Luxembourg heiress of Roussy and Pittingen (posthumously 26 Feb 1537-Rodemachern 2 Aug 1575, bur Rodemachern).
  • 5. MAGNUS (25 Jul 1542-26 Jun 1595). Duke of Östergotland 1560. Mistress (1): VALBORG Eriksdotter, daughter of ---. Mistress (2): ANNA von Haubitz, daughter of ---. Magnus had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

a) LUCRETIA (before 1566-1624). m (1586) CHRISTOFFER von Warnstedt, son of --- (-1627).

Magnus had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2):

  • b) HELENA (before 1572-after 1630). m WOLMAR Uexkull, son of --- (-1627)
  • 6. CARL (b and d 1544).
  • 7. ANNA MARIA (19 Jun 1545-30 Mar 1610, bur Remigiusburg). m (20 Dec 1562) GEORG JOHANN I Pfalzgraf von Veldenz, son of RUPRECHT Pfalzgraf von Veldenz & his wife Ursula Wild- und Rheingräfin zu Salm-Kyrburg (11 Apr 1543-Lützelstein 18 Apr 1592, bur Lützelstein Pfarrkirche).
  • 8. STEN (1546-1547).
  • 9. SOPHIE (29 Oct 1547-17 Mar 1611). m (4 Jul 1568) MAGNUS von Sachsen-Lauenburg, son of FRANZ I Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg & his wife Sibylle von Sachsen ([1544/46]-Ratzeburg 14 May 1603, bur Ratzeburg Cathedral). He succeeded his father in 1571 as MAGNUS II Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg, until 1574 when his father resumed power, and again on his father's death in 1581.
  • 10. ELISABETH (4 Apr 1549-20 Nov 1597, bur Uppsala Cathedral). m (7 May 1581) as his second wife, CHRISTOPH Herzog von Mecklenburg, son of ALBRECHT VII Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin in Güstrow & his wife Anna von Brandenburg (Augsburg 30 Jun 1537-Tempzin 4 Mar 1592, bur Schwerin Cathedral).
  • 11. CARL (Stockholm 4 Oct 1550-Nyköping 30 Oct 1611). Duke of Södermanland, Nerike and Värmland. Regent of Sweden 1592. Ruling Prince of Sweden 1598. He succeeded in 1604 as CARL IX King of Sweden.

Source Project MedLands Sweden - http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SWEDEN.htm#

Predecessor: Christian II Successor: Eric XIV

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King of Sweden Gustav I Eriksson Vasa's Timeline

1496
May 12, 1496
Västra Ryd, Uppland, Sweden
1520
1520
Age 23
Dalarna, Sweden - leader of the Dalecarlians
1523
June 6, 1523
- September 29, 1560
Age 27
1523
- 1560
Age 26
Sweden
1523
- 1560
Age 26
1533
December 13, 1533
Age 37
Stockholm, Uppland, Sweden