Christina Hvide

Christina Hvide (in Swedish: Kristina Stigsdotter) (c. 1145 – c. 1200) was Queen of Sweden as the wife of King Charles VII and the mother of King Sverker II of Sweden.

Christina Hvide
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Queen consort of Sweden
Tenure1164–1167
Bornc. 1145
Diedc. 1200
SpouseCharles VII of Sweden
FatherStig Tokesen
MotherPrincess Margaret of Denmark

LifeEdit

Christina Stigsdatter was the daughter of the Danish nobleman Stig Tokesen (died 1150) of the Hvide family from Scania (then a Danish province) and the Danish Princess Margaret of Denmark who was the daughter of Canute Lavard. She was married to King Charles VII of Sweden in 1163 (or 1164) and was in Sweden known as Queen Kristina. In 1163, the Swedish jarl Guttorm greeted her in Scania and travelled with her to Sweden, but it is guessed that the ceremony took place after the inauguration of the new archbishop Stefan (archbishop of Uppsala) in 1164. When her husband was deposed in 1167, she fled to Denmark with her son.

The date of her birth and death is not known, but suggested to be c. 1145 and c. 1200 respectively.

Children

ReferencesEdit

  • Åke Ohlmarks: Alla Sveriges drottningar (All the queens of Sweden) (Swedish)
Christina Stigsdotter
Born: 1145 Died: 1200
Swedish royalty
Preceded by Queen consort of Sweden
1163–1167
Succeeded by