Sophia Magdalena of Denmark

Sophia Magdalena of Denmark

Swedish Queen
Born Jul 3, 1746

Sofia Magdalena of Denmark and Norway was a Queen consort of Sweden as the spouse of Gustav III of Sweden. She was the eldest surviving child of King Frederick V of Denmark and Norway and Louise of Great Britain.

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1746 Birth Born on July 3, 1746.


1766 20 Years Old On 1 October 1766 she was married to Gustav by proxy at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. … Read More
1771 25 Years Old After King Adolf Frederick of Sweden died in 1771, Gustav III became King of Sweden. … Read More
1774 28 Years Old In 1774, the King arranged the marriage between his brother, the future Charles XIII of Sweden and Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp to solve, for the time being, the immediate question of an heir to the throne. … Read More
1775 29 Years Old …  Their marriage was not consummated until 1775, nine years after the wedding. … Read More


1778 32 Years Old In 1778, Sofia Magdalena gave birth to Gustav Adolf, successor to the throne, and in 1782, she gave birth to a second son, Charles Gustav, who only lived for one year. … Read More


1797 51 Years Old In 1797, she insisted on skipping the protocol to receive her daughter-in-law, Frederica of Baden, upon her arrival, as she remembered how lonely she herself had felt when she arrived as a bride. … Read More


1809 63 Years Old In 1809 she witnessed the abdication of her son, King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, after Sweden lost Finland to Russia. … Read More
1810 64 Years Old In 1810–11, she was one of few in the Swedish Court who were nice to Désirée Clary. … Read More
1813 67 Years Old Died on August 21, 1813.
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