Christina of Sweden 1626-1689
Queen Christina of
Oil on canvas.
Painting by Jacob Ferdinant Voet
Christina, or as the Swedes spell it Kristina, was the
smart and witty daughter of
Gustav II Adolf.
Gustav was killed in the Battle of Lützen in 1632, Christina
was next in line for the throne. She became queen of Sweden in 1644 and abdicated
Why did she abdicate?
Christina loved the arts, and more than
anything, she loved Rome.
Here is a map of Christina's acquisitions
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And then, of course, happened Garbo.
Greta Garbo is Queen
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