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Catherine Jagiellon (Lithuanian: Kotryna Jogailaitė; Polish: Katarzyna Jagiellonka; Swedish: Katarina Jagellonica; 1 November 1526 – 16 September 1583) was the wife of John III of Sweden. As such, she was Duchess of Finland (1562–83), Queen of Sweden (1569–83) and Grand Princess of Finland (1581–83).
Catherine Jagiellon was born the youngest daughter of King Sigismund I the Old of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Bona Sforza. Catherine became the spouse of King John III of Sweden and mother of the future King Sigismund III Vasa of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
On 4 October 1562, Catherine was married in the Lower Castle of Vilnius, Lithuania, to Duke John of Finland, the second son of Gustav I and half-brother of the then-reigning King Eric XIV.
She and John III had three children:
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