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Christina, Queen of Sweden (December 18, 1626 – April 19, 1689)

Ebba Larsdotter Sparre was a Swedish lady-in-waiting and noble. She is known as the intimate friend of Queen Christina of Sweden. Most of Christina's spare time was spent with 'la belle comtesse' - and she often called attention to her beauty. She introduced her to the English ambassador Bulstrode Whitelocke as her 'bed-fellow', assuring him that Sparre's intellect was as striking as her body. When Christina left Sweden, she continued to write passionate love-letters to Sparre, in which she told her that she would always love her. However, such emotional letters were relatively common at that time, and Christina would use the same style when writing to women she had never met, but whose writings she admired. Sparre was the only female favorite of Christina.

Timeline & Places:

• December 18, 1626: born.

• April 19, 1689: died. Buried at St Pietro, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Italy: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1979631700
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