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Offline Luc

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2008, 07:36:24 AM »
Gustav V was born on 16 June 1858 in Drottningholm Slott as the first son of the crown prince and crown princess, Oscar and Sophia. On 20 September 1881 he married Victoria of Baden, daughter of the grand duke.
They had 3 sons: crown prince Gustav Adolf, prince Wilhelm and prince Erik. In 1907 he became King of Sweden. He died on 29 October 1950, 92 years old, in the Drottningholm Slott.
Does anyone have more info and especially portraits/photos of him ???

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2008, 04:28:31 PM »
From  the autobiography of his grandson, Count Lennart Bernadotte, I learned that Gustaf V. was a devoted tennis player and a grand patron of the game. During a visit in Britain in the 1870ies he learned the sport and founded Sweden's first tennis club after his return. He appeared under the pseudonym "Mister G." on the courts and was an enthusiastic player into his 90s.
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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2008, 03:48:55 PM »
These pictures might be of interest;











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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2008, 02:15:13 PM »
His marriage to Viktoria of Baden is interesting as she was descended from the Vasa .

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2008, 06:58:11 AM »
Yes,like almost every royal of that time...her nearest male Vasa ancestor was King Carl IX of Sweden who died in 1611...

If you think of her grandmother Sophie...she was by blood Princess von Holstein-Gottorp whose father just adopted the name Vasa in his exile...real Vasa family died out!

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2008, 03:49:36 PM »
Queen Josefina, née princess Josephine of Leuchtenberg, was also a Vasa descendant, and she was married to Oscar I. So the Vasa connection in the Bernadotte genealogy goes further back than the marriage between Victoria of Baden and Gustav V.
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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2008, 08:16:47 AM »
Like I said,almost every royal is a ''true'' Vasa descedant...I don't count Holstein-Gottorps as Vasa...they had Vasa blood just like the rest of the royal/noble mob...

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2008, 08:53:16 AM »
any one know where in Rome Queen Viktoria died?

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2008, 12:48:31 PM »
any one know where in Rome Queen Viktoria died?

She died at Villa Svezia in Rome.
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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2008, 04:33:59 PM »
thank you Rebecca. Was this a holiday home or rented? I'd love to know the history as to why she ended her days there.

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2008, 06:47:27 AM »
Queen Viktoria suffered from a very poor health (much due to mistreatment from several doctors in her youth), and she often went abroad on trips to make her health better (she suffered from bronchitis and possibly tuberculosis) She died  on the 4th of April 1930, in her home Villa Svezia in Rome! At the end of her life , her poor health had  showed itself again, and she moved to Italy. Everything I have read indicated she owned the Villa!

Two links below that cover the later years including two of her photographs.

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The queen’s health worsened towards the end of the Twenties, however. Following Munthe’s advice, she abandoned the island, (Capri) going first to her own land far away, where she tried to build a villa in the Capri style, and then, moving to Rome in her last years. She took up residence at Villa del Mandorlo, today Villa di Svezia, a residence in Parioli with windows overlooking Villa Borghese. In Rome, Munthe continued to treat her until her death in 1930. Even in Rome, she surrounded herself with furnishings and pictures from her island residence, to foster the illusion that she was still living in “the most beautiful place in the world” that had given her health and happiness for twenty years. At the end of the 1950s, her villa in Capri was turned into a hotel, keeping its original name of Casa Caprile along with some of the aura of its stately owner.
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http://www.capri.net/caprireview/article.php?cod=50&lang=en&tr=1

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Victoria_of_Baden

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2008, 07:59:09 AM »
Thats the good thing about this site . There is always someone who takes the time  and effort to help answer queries from others...many thanks Mari

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #42 on: November 01, 2008, 08:02:02 AM »
Marc...what i meant was that she was a claiment in line to the throne and regarded by legitimists as the real sovereign

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2008, 08:21:08 AM »
Ok,that's other thing...but she for sure was a Holstein-Gottorp princess...I always wondered why people always thought that this line was ''the last Vasa Princes'' when the already died out...claimant is other thing!

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Re: Gustav V of Sweden & Queen Victoria (Princess of Baden)
« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2008, 11:38:41 AM »
I believe it was a way of legitimising their claim, the same family adopted "Romanov" in Russia ...no?