Louise, Queen of Sweden and Norway

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Name
Louise, Queen of Sweden and Norway Gender: F
Wilhelmina Frederika Alexandrina Anna Louise
born on 5 August 1828 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Den Haag, Netherlands, 52n05, 4e19
Timezone LMT m4e19 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°54' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°11 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 20°14'



Queen of Sweden and Norway Louise (Around 1865)

Biography

Queen of Sweden and Norway as the spouse of King Carl XV of Sweden and IV of Norway.

Princess Louise was the daughter of Prince Frederik of the Netherlands, the second child of King Willem I of the Netherlands and Wilhelmina of Prussia. Her mother Louise was the eighth child of King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia and Luise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Princess Louise and Crown Prince Carl married at Storkyrkan in Stockholm on 19 June 1850. Their relationship was unhappy. The couple had dissimilar personalities, with Louise being introverted, shy and with a preference for a simple life, and Carl extraverted and with a love for parties and social life. Louise was reportedly unhappily in love with Carl, who found her unattractive and was unfaithful toward her, which pained her considerably.

From 1852 until 1860, Carl had a relationship with Josephine Sparre, maid of honor to Louise, which caused a scandal.

Louise bore two children; Princess Louise in 1851, and Prince Carl Oscar in 1852. Due to complications that arose at the birth of Prince Carl Oscar, Louise was unable to have any more children. In 1854, her 2-year-old son, Carl Oscar, died of pneumonia.

Louise became Queen of Sweden and Norway at the death of her father-in-law on 8 July 1859. She was the first queen of the union of Sweden-Norway to be crowned in both Sweden and Norway, as Norway had refused to crown her two predecessors because they were Catholics. Louise was crowned Queen of Sweden in Stockholm 3 May 1859 and to Queen of Norway in Trondheim 5 August 1860. She was the first queen to be crowned in Norway since the Middle Ages.

Louise dedicated her royal position to philanthropic activity, which was expected of a female member of royalty and upper class. She founded a number of charity organisations. She translated work from the English and Dutch language to Swedish, which she sold for charitable purposes.

Louise died on 30 March 1871, aged 42, in Stockholm.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 19 June 1850 (Crown Prince Carl of Sweden)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Dagblad van 's Gravenhage," 6 August 1828, p. 2: "'s Gravenhage, den 5 Augustus. Heden middag, ten twaalf ure, kondigde bet kanon den ingezetenen dezer residentie aan, dat H. K. H. Mevrouw de Prinses der Nederlanden , voorspoedig, dezen morgen , ten elf ure, van eene Dochter bevallen was." (The Hague, 5 August. At twelve o'clock midday today, cannons announced to the residents that H. K. H. Princess of the Netherlands, this morning, at eleven o'clock, gave birth to a daughter).

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (By her husband)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Orange-Nassau, by birth)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Bernadotte, by marriage)