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]

Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden
Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken

Queens Regnant – Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden

Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden was born on 23 January 1688 as the youngest child of Charles XI of Sweden and Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark. She had an older sister and an older brother. Her mother died in 1693, and she and her siblings were raised by their grandmother Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp. Her grandmother thought [read more]