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Kristina Königsmarck

Kristina Königsmarck

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Gender female
Death 1485
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Kristina Bengtsdotter Königsmarck (died 1485), was a Swedish noble and landowner. She was born to Bengt Königsmark, governor of Kalmar Castle, and Ingrid Karlsdotter Gädda, and the last of her family line. Kristina Königsmarck became known for the infamous event in which she allegedly murdered a suitor, the noble Nils Månsson, in collaboration with her maid and her chaplain, who was also her lover. In 1453, she married the riksråd Gregers Bengtsson (Folkungaättens oäkta gren). She was personally the owner of the estate Stora Benhamra in Vada parish by Vallentuna. Kristina was widowed in 1473 or 1474. She had several children during her marriage, all of whom however died as children. Her daughter Birgitta Gregersdotter (died 1469/1474), became known after having been allegedly cured by a miracle of Catherine of Vadstena.

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