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If both are a woman and have a lot of power, this can be seen as an advantage, to be positioned as one of the world's philosophers. In 1626 born a girl, already at birth was peculiar. She would come to be Queen Christina of Sweden. Her father King Gustaf II Adolf had once said: "She will prove to solve problems, thus following she has deceived us all." She was not like the other poor girl children but everyone thought she was a boy. Then proceeded King Gustaf: "I wish she turns out to be as good as a boy." Christina was the only child of King Gustav II Adolf and Queen Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg. When Christina was only six years old, her father died there in battle, so she was elected regent. At her side, she had five older advisors. Kristina was already as a young strong, independent and knew how to take people by storm. She had written an autobiography, where you can read her advisor at one time, wanted to prepare her for the Russian state visit. They had apparently said that she did not have to be afraid of the much older men with beards and different clothes. They got back this answer: "Why would I be afraid of them?"

Most of all loved Kristina studying. She studied six hours in the morning and six hours in the evening. Christina also loved to ride, hunt, and was full of energy. She devoted himself to philosophical and theological studies. She wanted to be taught by the French philosopher Descartes, and it also became, but he died just after five months in Stockholm. After his death came Kristina in contact with the Catholic Church, thanks to their French contacts. Kristina felt that the philosophical and theological did not need to collide with each other and create a lot of conflict.

In 1654 resigned Kristina as queen, having reigned for 18 years. She refused to marry and have children. She instead chose to abdicate his throne and leave Sweden. During his trip through Europe, she converted from the Lutheran faith to Catholicism. Christmas in 1655 she made a remarkable entrance in Rome, where she then adapted themselves to the community. She became involved in European political life, but put down his time mainly on the scientific and the literary. In 1674, she came to found an academy educated in Rome, Accademia Reale. At sixty years of age died Kristina. Her grave can be found in St Peter's Basilica in Rome.

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