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Charles VIII of Sweden

Charles VIII

Charles VIII of Sweden, or Karl Knutsson Bonde (Karl VIII), was the king of Sweden (1438-1440, 1448-1457, 1463-1465 and 1467-1470). As Carl I of Norway, he was also king regent of the Kalmar Union in Norway (1449).

He was born in 1409, as the son of Knut Tordsson Bonde, which was member of the Privy Council (Riksrådet), a decendant of Joar the brother of Saint Eric[?], and died in 1470. His first marriage to Birgitta Bielke (1428-1436) gave him the daughter Kristina. His second marriage to Katarina Gumsehuvud (1438-1450) produced his second daughter Magdalena, who married Ivar Tott. He also had two children by his mistress Kristina Abrahamsdotter, Anna and Karl.

First preceded by:
Eric of Pomerania
List of Swedish monarchs Last succeeded by:
Sten Sture the elder
Preceded by:
Christopher of Bavaria
List of Norwegian monarchs Succeeded by:
Christian I

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