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Biography of Queen Christina


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Christina. Queen of Sweden. Born in 1626. Succeeded her father, Gustavus Adolphus, in 1632. After her coronation in 1650, she fell under the influence of favorites, and ceased to interest herself in state affairs. She resigned the crown to her cousin, Charles Gustavus, in 1654, was baptized by the Pope, and lived for some time at Paris. On the death of Charles Gustavus in 1660, she vainly endeavored to regain the throne. She died at Rome in 1689.