Christina Magdalene of Baden-Durlach

Christina Magdalene of Baden-Durlach

Original Name Kristina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken
Birth
Death 4 Aug 1662 (aged 46)
Burial Pforzheim, Stadtkreis Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Plot Nördlichen Gruft (North Crypt)
Memorial ID 24080016 · View Source
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Duchess Consort. Swedish princess, Wittelsbach Dynasty. Sister of King Carl X Gustav. Christina Magdalene was born in Nyk´öping, Sweden, as her parents did not move to Germany until 1618, three years after their wedding. In 1622, the family moved back to Sweden to avoid the Thirty Years War. Christina Magdalene was described as a "somewhat pretty and pleasing woman" and was reportedly a friend of Queen Maria Eleanor of Sweden. She accompanied Maria Eleanor to the King in Germany in 1631, and returned to Sweden with her in 1633. That year, there were unsuccessful negotiations about a marriage to Bernard of Saxe-Weimar.
After the death of her mother in 1638, Christina Magdalene was asked by the Swedish parliament to contribute to the education of Maria Eleanor's daughter, the eventual reigning Queen Christina of Sweden. She did that until her own marriage in 1642. Negotiations for her marriage began in 1637, and included "a young and rich Marquess of Huntly" in 1641. The same year, Margrave Frederick VI of Baden-Durlach visited Sweden. After having befriended her brother, he was accepted as her suitor. 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. 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.
In 1654, her brother succeeded as king of Sweden, and in 1656, he granted her the estate of Kutzenhausen, which provided her with an income. Christina Magdalene became Margavine consort of Baden-Durlach when her spouse became Margrave in 1659. She was widowed in 1662. In Germany, Christina Magdalene was given a good reputation by her contemporaries and described as having "excellent" character.



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  • Created by: Count Demitz
  • Added: 21 Jan 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 24080016
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christina Magdalene of Baden-Durlach (15 May 1616–4 Aug 1662), Find a Grave Memorial no. 24080016, citing Schloßkirche Sankt Michael, Pforzheim, Stadtkreis Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany ; Maintained by Count Demitz (contributor 46863611) .