Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp

Queens Regent – Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Hedwig Eleonora was born on 23 October 1636 as the daughter of Frederick III of Holstein-Gottorp and Marie Elisabeth of Saxony. On 24 October 1654, she was married to King Charles X Gustav of Sweden, [read more]