Viktoria

Viktoria

Original Name Sofia Maria Viktoria of Baden
Birth
Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 4 Apr 1930 (aged 67)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Riddarholmen, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Memorial ID 9485150 · View Source
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Swedish Monarch. The Princess of Baden, she was Crown Princess of Norway until 1905, when the union between Sweden and Norway was abolished. Also spelled Victoria, she was the daughter of Grand Duke Frederick II of Baden, Zähringen Dynasty, and Grand Duchess Louise, who was a Princess of Prussia. In 1881 she married Crown Prince Gustaf of Sweden and Norway, later king Gustaf V of Sweden, and as his consort also became Duchess of Vermillandia. The wedding took place in Karlsruhe. As she had poor health, she often had to leave Stockholm. 1906-1919 she lived 3-4 months each year at the royal summer residence of Solliden on the big island of Eyland (Öland) in the Baltic. After 1919 she spent long periods on the Isle of Capri in the Bay of Naples, Italy under the care of controversial Dr. Axel Munthe. During WW1 she experienced an attack by French bombers on the Residential Palace in Karlsruhe, Baden, her native home. At the end of the war she was forced to flee Karlsruhe, and eventually she ended up at Mainau Palace in the Bodensee. She had inherited the property from her parents and eventually willed it to her grandson Prince Lennart Bernadotte. In 1919 she returned to Sweden, where she kept herself occupied with her interests in art and literature at which she was talented. In 1926 she moved to Villa Svezia in Rome, where she died in 1930. Queen Viktoria was also an avid photographer of ancient Egyptian sights and had a high working moral. At the breakout of war in 1914 she founded the Queen Viktoria Central Committee in order to organize help for the suffering people. She worked for the Red Cross and for the defense of Sweden. She gave birth to 3 sons: the future King Gustaf VI Adolf, Prince Wilhelm and Prince Erik.

Bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen


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  • Originally Created by: Benny Chordt Hansen
  • Added: 20 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9485150
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Viktoria (7 Aug 1862–4 Apr 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9485150, citing Riddarholmskyrkan, Riddarholmen, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .