Kristina, King of Sweden

Kristina, King of Sweden:

makingqueerhistory:

“It is important first to note we are not the first to struggle with defining Kristina’s gender; in fact, it has mystified people since the day she was born in December of 1626 in Stockholm, Sweden. When the nurses initially saw her, she was announced as a boy. They took a day to correct the misjudgment for fear of her father’s reaction, as he had been trying for a male heir and had a famously nasty temper. But he surprised most of the country by taking the news rather well, deciding that she would be his heir regardless of what chromosomes she was born with and he would not treat her differently than he had planned to treat a prince.”

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