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Sofia
Original name:  Sophie Wilhelmine Marianne Henriette of Nassau
Birth: Jul. 9, 1836
Death: Dec. 30, 1913

Queen of Sweden and Norway. She was an Orange-Nassau Dynasty princess and the daughter of Duke William of Nassau and Duchess Pauline, originally a Princess of Württemberg. In 1857 she married the future King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway at Castle Biebrich and as his consort became Duchess of Ostrogothland (Östergötland). She gave birth to 4 sons, the future King Gustav V and the princes Oscar, Carl and Eugen. In 1872 her brother-in-law died making her Queen, and the following year, with her husband, she was the last queen of Sweden to be crowned. She was a strong person with religious interests who had chosen Oscar to marry, once she saw him, of her own and indomitable will. She was also a talented pianist, an avid reader, eventually a major consumer of detective stories. In 1877 she went through a large operation, that forced her to withdraw from public life for some time. The following year her husband's alleged infidelities nearly erupted in public scandal. Like all her predecessors, notably such as Queen Regnant Ulrica Eleanor, Queens Josephine and Louise, Sofia stoically ignored such things, indiscretions according to public scrutiny and sensation, but until the 1960's considered insignificant to royal couples committed primarily to preserving their families. The queen concerned herself energetically with charity and health care and her lauded Sophiahemmet institution, staffed with especially trained nurses, is still in business in Stockholm.
 (bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen) 
 
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 Children:
   Carl of Sweden-Norway (1861 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riddarholmskyrkan (Riddarholm Church)
Riddarholmen
Stockholms kommun
Stockholms län, Sweden
 
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Originally Created by: Benny Chordt Hansen
Record added: Sep 20, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9483683
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Sofia
Added by: Benny Chordt Hansen
 
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