Margareta Leijonhufvud (1514–1551)

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Margareta Leijonhufvud (1514–1551)

Queen of Sweden . Name variations: Lejonhufvud. Born on January 1, 1514; died on August 26, 1551; became second wife of Gustavus I Adolphus Vasa (1496–1560), king of Sweden (r. 1523–1560), in 1536; children: John III (1537–1592), king of Sweden (r. 1568–1592, who married Catherine Jagello , sister of Sigismund II, king of Poland); Katharina (1539–1610, who married Edward, count of East Friesland); Cecilie (1540–1627, who married Christopher, margrave of Baden); Magnus, duke of East Gotland (b. 1542); Karl (b. 1544); Anna Marie (1545–1610, who married George John of Veldenz); Sten (b.1546); Sophie (1547–1611, who married Magnus, duke of Saxe-Luneburg); Elizabeth (1549–1597, who married Christopher of Mecklenburg); Charles IX (1550–1611), king of Sweden (r. 1604–1611). Gustavus I's first wife was Katarina of Saxe-Lüneburg ; his third was Katarina Stenbock .