Person:Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (1)

Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden
b.23 Jan 1688
d.24 Nov 1741
  1. Hedvig Sophia of Sweden1681 - 1708
  2. Charles XII of Sweden1682 - 1718
  3. Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden1688 - 1741
Facts and Events
Name Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden
Gender Female
Birth[1] 23 Jan 1688
Marriage to Frederick I of Sweden
Death[1] 24 Nov 1741
Reference Number? Q52933?

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Ulrika Eleonora or Ulrica Eleanor (23 January 1688 – 24 November 1741), known as Ulrika Eleonora the Younger, was Queen of Sweden, reigning in her own right from 5 December 1718 until her abdication on 29 February 1720 in favour of her husband King Frederick, and then as his consort until her death.

She was the youngest child of King Charles XI and Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark and named after her mother. After the death of her brother King Charles XII in 1718, she claimed the throne. Her deceased older sister, Hedvig Sophia, had left a son, Charles Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp, who had the better claim by primogeniture. Ulrika Eleonora asserted that she was the closest surviving relative of the late king (the idea of proximity of blood) and cited the precedent of Queen Christina. She was recognized as successor by the Riksdag after she had agreed to renounce the powers of absolute monarchy established by her father. She abdicated in 1720 in favor of her husband, Landgrave Frederick I of Hesse-Kassel.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.