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Christine Magdalene Pfgfn von Kleeburg

Female 1616 - 1672  (55 years)

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  • Name Christine Magdalene Pfgfn von Kleeburg 
    Born 15 May 1616 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Apr 1672 
    Person ID I047337  Ancestorium

    Father John Casimir von Simmern King of Sweden,   b. 20 Apr 1589, Zweibrücken Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1652, Stegeborg Castle, St Anna parish, Söderköping, Östergötland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Catherine Vasa Princess of Sweden,   b. 19 Nov 1584, Nyköping, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1638, Västeråsm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1615 
    Family ID F23639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Friedrich VI Margrave of Baden-Durlach,   b. 16 Nov 1617, Karlsburg Castle in Durlach Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1677, Karlsburg Castle in Durlach Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1642 
     1. Friedrich VII Margrave of Baden-Durlach,   d. 25 Jun 1709
     2. Karl Gustav Baden-Durlach,   b. 27 Sep 1648,   d. 24 Oct 1703  (Age 55 years)
     3. Johanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach,   b. 16 Nov 1651,   d. 1680  (Age 28 years)
    Family ID F28516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      Countess Palatine Christina Magdalena of Kleeburg[1] (27 May 1616– 14 August 1662) of the House of Wittelsbach, Margravine of Baden-Durlach. She was the daughter of John Casimir, Count Palatine of Kleeburg and Princess Catherine of Sweden[1] (a granddaughter of Gustav I of Sweden, making Christina a link between the house of Vasa and the later houses of Holstein-Gottorp and Bernadotte). Christina Magdalena was a sister of Charles X of Sweden, and grew up in Sweden.

      Contents [hide]
      1 Biography
      2 Issue
      3 Ancestry
      4 References and notes


      Christina Magdalena was born in Nykoping, Sweden, as her parents did not move to Germany until 1618, three years after their wedding.[1] In 1622, the family moved back to Sweden to avoid the Thirty Years War. Christina Magdalena was described as a "somewhat pretty and pleasing woman" and was reportedly a friend of the queen, Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg.[2] She accompanied Maria Eleonora to the King in Germany in 1631, and returned to Sweden with her in 1633.[3] The last mentioned year, there was unsuccessful negotiations about a marriage to Bernard of Saxe-Weimar.[4]

      After the death of her mother in 1638, Christina Magdalena was asked by the Swedish parliament to contribute to the education of Maria Eleonora's daughter, the later Queen Christina. She did this until her marriage in 1642.

      Negotiations for her marriage began in 1637, and included "a young and rich Marquess of Huntly" in 1641. The same year, Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach visited Sweden. After having befriended her brother, he was accepted as her suitor.[5]

      The wedding, held in Stockholm, was postponed until 30 November 1642 after a fire broke out at the ball before their designated wedding date on 26 November.[1] Her spouse applied for a position in the Swedish army, but the Swedish military did not wish to employ foreign princes, and therefore, the couple moved to Germany.[6]

      In 1654, her brother succeeded as king of Sweden, and in 1656, he granted her to estate Kutzenhausen, which provided her with an income.[7] Christina Magdalena became Margavine consort of Baden-Durlach when her spouse became Margrave in 1659. She was widowed in 1662.

      In Germany, Christina Magdalena was given a good judgement by her contemporaries and described as an "excellent" character.[8]


      All Swedish kings from Adolf Frederick to Charles XIII descend from Christina Magdalena. The eight children of Frederick and Christina, including two ancestors of Swedish royal lines, were:
      Friedrich Kasimir (1643–1644)
      Christine (1645–1705)
      8 1. 1665 Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1620–1667)8 2. 1681 Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1646–1691)Eleonore Katharine (*/† 1646)
      Friedrich VII. Magnus (1647–1709), Margrave of Baden-Durlach
      8 1670 Princess Auguste Marie of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp (1649–1728) (? Ancestors of Swedish kings of the House of Holstein-Gottorp, via their daughter Albertina Frederika of Baden-Durlach, who was the mother of King Adolf Fredrick of Sweden; ancestors of the House of Bernadotte, via Gustaf VI Adolf's mother, Victoria of Baden, who was a granddaughter of Adolf Frederick's great-granddaughter Sophia of SwedenCharles Gustav of Baden-Durlach (1648–1703)
      8 1677 Princess Anna Sophie of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1659–1742)Katharine Barbara (1650–1733)
      Johanna Elizabeth of Baden-Durlach (born: 6 November 1651; died: 28 September 1680), married on 26 January 1673 the Margrave John Frederick of Brandenburg-Ansbach (born: 4 October 1654; died: 22 March 1686) (? Ancestors of the Swedish kings of the House of Bernadotte, by Charles XV of Sweden's and Oscar II's mother, Josephine of Leuchtenberg, as was their daughter's daughter was her granddaughter)
      Friederike Eleonore (*/† 1658)


      References and notes?[

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      2.^ Anteckningar om svenska qvinnor /
      3.^ Moa Matthis: Maria Eleonora - drottningen som sa nej, Bonniers 2010, ISBN 91-0-011354-9
      4.^ Erik Gustaf Geijer, Fredrik Ferdinand Carlson, Ludvig Vilhelm Albert Stavenow: Geschichte Schwedens, Band 3, F. Perthes, 1836, S. 248
      5.^ Anteckningar om svenska qvinnor / (in Swedish)
      6.^ Anteckningar om svenska qvinnor
      7.^ Daniel Ludwig Wundt, Johann Ludwig Christian Rheinwald: Magazin für die pfälzische Geschichte, Band 1, 1793, S. 27
      8.^ Eduard Vehse: Geschichte der deutschen Höfe seit der Reformation, Band 28-29, S. 16
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