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Women Rulers of the Early Modern Period

Queens, Empresses, Other Women Rulers 1600 - 1750


Sophia von Hanover

1630 - 1714

Electress of Hanover, married to Friedrich V, she was the nearest Protestant successor to the British throne and thus Heir Presumptive. She died before her cousin Queen Anne did.

Ulrika Eleanora the Older

1656 - 1693

Queen of Karl XII of Sweden and mother of their seven children, she was appointed regent at his death.

Ulrika Eleanora the Younger

1688 - 1741

Daughter of Ulrika Eleanora the Older and Karl XII, she reigned as queen after succeeding her brother Karl in 1682, until her husband became king; she served as a regent for her husband as well.

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