Katarina Jagellonica
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Katarzyna Jagellonica (1526 - 1583)

Katarzyna (Katarina) "Queen of Sweden" Jagellonica aka Jagiellonka
Born in Krakow, Polandmap
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Died in Stockholm, Swedenmap
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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:

  • Isabella (1564–66)
  • Sigismund King of Sweden (1592–99), and King of Poland (1587–1632), Grand Duke of Finland and Lithuania
  • Anna (1568–1625)


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Have at it.
posted by Vic Watt
Be my guest, John!
Her LNAB should be Jagiellonka (the Polish form of her name), in line with the Wikitree policy to use the names they would have used. If there are no objections I can change that.
posted by John Atkinson
It looks like this biography has been copied directly from the Wikipedia article which is not in line with Wikitree policy http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Copying_from_Wikipedia

It needs to be either deleted or edited so that only the main points are maintained.

posted by John Atkinson