Kristina Abrahamsdotter De la Motte

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Kristina Abrahamsdotter De la Motte

Birthplace: Stockholm (A)
Death: 1492 (59-60)
Stockholm, Sverige (Sweden)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Abraham Pedersson and Ingrid Larsdotter De la Motte
Wife of King Karl Knutson and King Charles VIII of Sweden
Mother of Anna Karlsdotter (Bonde) and Karl Karlsson Bonde

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About Kristina Abrahamsdotter De la Motte

Kristina Abrahamsdotter

  • Believed to have been the daughter of Abraham Pedersson, governor of Raseborg
  • Christina Abrahamsdotter (Swedish: Kristina Abrahamsdotter) (Finnish: Kristiina Abrahamintytär) (1432–1492) was a Finnish noble, royal mistress and briefly Queen of Sweden as the third wife of King Charles VIII.
  • Christina of Sweden (1470) ledger listing 1470 -
  • Kristina's fate after the king's death is unknown. She is one of Sweden's most unknown queens, disgracefully forgotten and invisible by the afterlife.


  • Married: King Charles VIII of Sweden, Charles VIII of Sweden (1408 Uppsala - 1470 Stockholm, in reality Charles II), Charles I of Norway, also Carl (Swedish: Karl Knutsson), was king of Sweden (1448–1457, 1464–1465 and from 1467 to his death in 1470) and king of Norway (1449–1450), son of Knut Tordsson Bonde and Margareta Karlsdotter (Sparre av Tofta). Ivar and his brothers had financial interests both in Denmark and Sweden, but their Swedish power ambitions led to a break with Christian. The Axel sons therefore accepted that Karl became king again in November 1467, and they had a great influence until Karl's death in 1470. This was certainly in line with Karl's wish that his brother Sten Sture take over the reign after his death. At the death bed, Karl had married his unmarried Kristina Abrahamsdotter, and he sought by will to secure their young son Karl's father's inheritance. But it was shared between the two remaining surviving children, the daughters Kristina and Magdalena, from first and second marriages respectively. -

Kristina Abrahamsdotter had two known children with King Charles VIII of Sweden

Charles I of Norway, also Carl (Swedish language: Karl Knutsson ) also had two children by his third wife (and former mistress) Christina Abrahamsdotter, Anna and Karl.

  • Anna Karlsdotter (Bonde), married to the nobleman Håkan Svensson (Bölja), governor of Västerås castle.
  • Karl Bonde (Karlsson) (1465 - 1488) In 1470 Kristina Abrahamsdotter De la Motte his mother became the wife of Karl Knutsson and thus also the queen of Sweden. The couple's infant son, Karl, was thus legitimized by the father. In the same year, in 1470, she became a widow of Karl Knutsson Farmer.

Christina Abrahamsdotter Biography by Wikipedia

The parentage of Christina Abrahamsdotter is not known, but she is believed to have been the daughter of Abraham Pedersson, governor of Raseborg. The ex-King Charles of Sweden got to know her during his exile in Finland 1457–1464. When Charles returned to Sweden in 1464 and reclaimed the Swedish throne, she followed him there as royal mistress. In 1465, they had a son together.

In 1470, during the last year of his life, Charles married Christina. She thereby became queen, and her son became legitimate. The exact date of the marriage is unknown. Traditionally, the wedding was to have taken place on his deathbed. The marriage took place on an unknown date during the spring of 1470, a few weeks before the death of Charles in May. The wedding is said to have taken place in Stockholm with 50 wedding witnesses.

By the marriage, Christina became queen, and her son was legitimized. They were both included in the new will, which excluded his sons-in-law, which had been his previous heirs, specially Ivar Axelsson, whom he had previously appointed his successor. The king therefore appointed his nephew Sten Sture the Elder as regent until his son was old enough to be elected King, and also gave him the task to protect their right to inherit him in his new will. The marriage caused controversy because of the difference in rank. Bishop Henrik Tidemansson of Linköping wrote a poem to illustrate the contemporary controversy over the marriage, where he stated that the marriage took place against the royal council and caused a great hatred toward King Charles because he was considered to have made a bad example. Christina was the only royal mistress in Sweden to have become queen alongside Karin Månsdotter (1568).

On 15 May 1470, Christina became a widow and Queen dowager. After the death of Charles, Sten Sture had the king's will revoked, took all of the power himself as regent and gave the majority of the late king's estates to his sons-in-law rather than to his appointed heir. Christina lived a secluded life after the death of Charles. In 1488, her son successfully claimed a part of his inheritance.

Karl Knutsson (Farmer) King

By The Swedish Biographical Dictionary

Karl Knutsson (Farmer), born about 1 Oct 1408 or 1409 (Messenius), 15 May 1470 at Sthlm Castle. Parents: the knight Knut Bonde o Margareta, dtr to the marsh and the man in Uppland, the knight Karl Ulfsson (Sparre av Tofta). March after 18 but before 26 Oct 35, national chancellor feb 36-6 march 38, national director after 7 but before 17 oct 38, knight 14 sept 41, drots sept (latest 20) 41, chief white at Viborgs castle and borrowers in Finland 42-48 , elected to the King of Sweden in Sthlm 20 June 48, celebrated as such on Mora stone 28 June 48, crowned in Uppsala Cathedral 29 June 48, celebrated by an election congregation in Hamar as Norwegian King 25 Oct 49, crowned in Trondheim Cathedral 20 Nov 49, expelled from Sweden Feb 57, pledgee holder of Putzig's castle, city o area 57-60, king of Sweden 9 Aug 64-30 Jan 65, holder of Raseborgs o Korsholm county and of Kumo kingsgård with upper and lower Satakunda 65-67, king of Sweden from Nov 67.

troll around SEK 28 at Ekholmen, Veckholm, Upps, married Birgitta Turesdtr, d 36 in Sthlm, dtr to the Swedish National Council o the layman at Öland, the knightTure Stensson (Bielke) or Birgitta Abrahamsdtr (Bull's Head); 2) 5 Oct 38 at Sthlm Castle married Katarina Karlsdtr, 7 Sep 50, dtr to the National Council o Knight Karl Ormsson ( Head of Gumse ) o Märta Gregersdtr ( Aspenäsätten ); 3) 70 (at Sthlm's castle?) Married Kristina Abrahamsdtr, possible dtr to head of the district in Raseborg's western hd Abraham Pedersson (half animal).


  • Charles VIII of Sweden -
  • Herman Lindvist: Historien om alla Sveriges drottningar (History of all the queens of Sweden) (Swedish) (2006)
  • Lars O. Lagerqvist: Sveriges regenter - från forntid till nutid (The regents of Sweden - from then to now)
  • Dick Harrison: Karl Knutsson
  • Article Karl in Nordisk familjebok
  • Harrison, Dick. Karl Knutsson, en biografi. p. 13. ISBN 91-89442-58-X
  • CHARLES VIII OF SWEDEN, King of sweden and norway -
  • Charles VIII of Sweden, Charles VIII of Sweden 1409-1470, was king of Sweden (1448–1457, 1464–1465 and from 1467 to his death in 1470) and king of Norway (1449–1450) -
  • Karl Knutsson (Bonde)". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  • "Karl 1 Knutsson Bonde". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  • "Karl" in Nordisk familjebok; and Johan Henrik Schröder: Anteckningar om Drottning Catharina, Konung Carl Knutssons Gemål, och Dess Graf-Monument i Wadstena Klosterkyrka. Iduna, Stockholm 1820, p. 378.
  • Harrison, Dick (2002). Karl Knutsson: en biografi (in Swedish). Lund: Historiska media. p. 13. ISBN 91-89442-58-X. SELIBR 8693772.
  • DN, Vol. 1 No. 829, Vol. 3, No. 865, Vol. 5, Nos. 667, 697 and 757, Vol. 16, Nos. 176, 179, 213 and 333, Vol. 17, Nos. 1035, 1043, 1047 , 1053, 1062 and 1241
  • NgL, rk. 2, Vol. 1, No. 92, Vol. 2, No. 5 Appendices 1–7 and 9, No. 11 Appendices, Nos. 12–13, 15 Appendices, 16. 35–36, 405–45, and 112
  • Swedish medieval rhyme chronicles, ed. by GE Klemming, parts 2 and 3, Stockholm 1866–68 CG Styffe (ed.): Contribution to Scandinavia's history from foreign archives, part 3, Stockholm 1870, nos. 22 and 38 Vadstenadiariet, ed. by C. Gejrot, Stockholm 1996

About Kristina Abrahamsdotter De la Motte (svenska)

Kristina Abrahamsdotter var Karl Knutsson Bondes tämligen okända frilla, som han hade lärt känna under tiden i Finland. Möjligen var hon dotter till Abraham Pedersson, häradshövding i Raseborgs västra härad, men uppgiften är mycket osäker.

1470 blev hon Karl Knutssons hustru och därmed också Sveriges drottning. Parets späde son, Karl, blev därmed legitimerad av fadern. Samma år, 1470, blev hon änka efter Karl Knutsson Bonde.

Kristinas öde efter kungens död är okänt. Hon är en av Sveriges mest okända drottningar, skändligen bortglömd och osynliggjord av eftervärlden.

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Stockholm (A)
Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Age 60