Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

Ulrike Eleonora of Sweden

Ulrika Eleonora
ReignFebruary 21, 1719-February 29, 1720
CoronationMarch 17, 1719
Royal motto "In Deo spes mea"
("In God my hope")
Prince ConsortFrederick of Hesse
Royal HousePfalz
PredecessorCharles XII of Sweden
SuccessorFrederick I of Sweden
Date of BirthJanuary 23, 1688
Place of BirthRoyal Palace in Stockholm
Date of DeathNovember 24, 1741
Place of DeathStockholm

Ulrike Eleonora, or Ulrika Eleonora, (February 29, 1688 - 1741), Queen of Sweden from 1718 to 1720, was the daughter of King Charles XI of Sweden and Ulrike Eleonora of Denmark. She succeeded to the throne of Sweden as the heiress of her brother, King Charles XII of Sweden, upon his death at Fredrikshald on November 30, 1718.

In 1715 she married Landgrave Friedrich I of Hesse-Kassel and in 1720 Ulrike Eleonora abdicated in favour of her husband who succeeded her on the throne, becoming King Frederick I of Sweden. Queen Ulrike Eleonora died of smallpox in 1741 after a childless marriage.

Preceded by:
Charles XII
List of Swedish monarchs Succeeded by:
Frederick I