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Leonora Christine Chistiane af Slesvig-Holsten (Oldenburg), Grevinde af Slesvig-Holsten

Danish: Leonora Christine Ulfeldt (Munk), Grevinde af Slesvig-Holsten
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Frederiksborg Slot, Hillerød, Nordsjælland, Danmark (Denmark)
Death: March 16, 1698 (76)
Maribo Kloster, Maribo, Maribo Amt, Lolland, Danmark (Denmark)
Place of Burial: Maribo, Danmark
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Christian IV king of Denmark and Norway and Kirsten Munk, Grevinde af Slesvig-Holsten, til Rosenvold
Wife of Corfitz Jacobsen Ulfeldt
Mother of Christian Corfitzsøn Ulfeldt; Jacob Corfitzsøn Ulfeldt; Anne Cathrine Cassette; Franz Corfitzsøn Ulfeldt; Louis Corfitzsøn Ulfeldt and 10 others
Sister of Dødfødt von Oldenburg; Navn ukendt von Oldenburg; Countess Anna Cathrine of Schleswig-Holstein; Countess Sophia Elisabeth of Schleswig-Holstein; Count Valdemar Christian of Schleswig-Holstein and 6 others
Half sister of Private User; Bryjnulf Christiansen; Margrethe Christensdatter; Görrel Christensdatter; Christian Ulrik Gyldenløve and 13 others

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About Leonora Christine

Princess Leonora Christina was the daughter of Christian IV and Kirsten Munk. In 1636 she was married to Corfitz Ulfeldt.

Leonora Christina was a favourite of Christian IV but, soon after his death in 1648, she and Corfitz Ulfeldt came into conflict with Frederik III and, not least, with Queen Sophie Amalie. The couple fled to Sweden in 1651 and took part in conspiracies against the Danish government. In 1659 they had to flee from Sweden to Denmark, and in 1660 they were held captive at Hammershus Castle, Bornholm. Frederik III had them released the year after but when Ulfeldt was charged with high treason in 1663, Leonora Christina was arrested in England and handed over to Denmark. Until the death of Sophie Amalie she was imprisoned in the Blue Tower at the Castle of Copenhagen. She spent the rest of her life in a foundation for noble ladies in Maribo, Lolland.

Leonora Christina was highly intelligent and a talented writer. Her autobiographical Memory of Woe (Jammers Minde), which was partly written during her imprisonment in the Blue Tower, is one of the great autobiographies of Danish literature.

Source of article: Rosenborg Castle Amalienborg PalaceHM The Queens Reference Library

Added by Janet Milburn 7/10/19

Renowned in Denmark since the 19th century for her posthumously published autobiography, Jammersminde, written secretly during two decades of solitary confinement in a royal dungeon, her intimate version of the major events she witnessed in Europe's history, interwoven with ruminations on her woes as a political prisoner, still commands popular interest, scholarly respect, and has virtually become the stuff of legend as retold and enlivened in Danish literature and art.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonora_Christina_Ulfeldt

http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonora_Christina_Ulfeldt


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Om Leonora Christine (Dansk)

Var datter af Christian lV. og Kirsten Munk. Hun blev forlovet med Corfitz Ulfeldt allerede i 9 års alderen og giftede sig med ham som 15-åring den 9. oktober 1636.

  • Erter Christian lV.´s død brød modsætningsforholdet til Frederik lll. og dronning Sophie Amalie ut i fuld blomst. Leonora og Corfitz Ulfeldt flygtede til Sverige i 1651, og opholdt sig i Stockholm 1652-54. De boede i perioden 1655-57 på slottet Barth i Pommern. Leonora Christina rejste i 1656 til Danmark for at søge forsoning med Frederik lll., men blev stoppet i Korsør og udvist. Hun fulgte med Corfitz Ulfeldt, da han sluttede sig til svenskerne og med dem rykkede ind i Danmark 1657. Hun måtte overtage Ulfeldts forsvar , da han blev ankladdet for forræderi i 1659. Han var for syg til selv at forsvare sig. Begge blev arresteret af Frederik lll. i København 1660 og fængslet i 17 måneder på Hammershus, hvorfra de på dramatisk vis forsøgte at flygte. Endelig løsladt i 1661 mod at give afkald på alle fordringer. (Ulfeldt var en af kongens store långivere) og størsteparten af sine ejendomme. Hun flyttede til Ellenborg på Fyn og fulgte med Corfitz på kurrelse til Nederlandene i 1662. Herfra rejste hun til London i 1663 for at inddrive et gammelt tilgodehavende hos kongen.
  • Frederik lll. forlangte hende udleveret som Ulfeldts medskyldige i højforræderi. Hun blev derfor arresteret og sendt til København, hvor hun blev fængslet i Blåtårn på Københavns Slot. Hun nægtede kendskab til Corfitz Ulfelds forræderiske handlinger, men bforblev fanget i Blåtårn . 21 år.
  • Da dronnig Sophie Amalie døde i 1685 blev Leonora Christina løsladt og efter kort tids ophold i Husum ved København flyttede hun til Maribo Kloster.
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Leonora Christine's Timeline

1621
July 8, 1621
Hillerød, Nordsjælland, Danmark
1637
December 5, 1637
1638
1638
København
1639
March 18, 1639
København, København, Denmark
1640
1640
1641
1641
København
1643
October 1, 1643
Bruxeles, Belgien
1645
1645
1646
October 1646
Haag, Holland