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For the Norwegian princess who married an Infante of Castile, see Christina of Norway, Infanta of Castile.
Christina of Norway
Queen consort of Norway
Reign 1209
Spouse Filippus Simonsson
Father Sverre Sigurdsson
Mother Margareta Eriksdotter of Sweden
Born 1190s
Died 1209
Norway

Christina of Norway (old Norse Kristín Sverrisdóttir), (1190s - d.1209), was a Medieval Norwegian princess and queen consort, spouse of co-regent king Filippus Simonsson.

Biography

Christina was the daughter of King Sverre Sigurdsson of Norway (d.1202) and his queen consort, Margareta Eriksdotter of Sweden. Her father died in 1202, and her mother returned to Sweden, being forced to leave Christina behind. Her marriage was arranged as a part of reconciliation between the Bagler and Birkebenier partys: In 1208, with no side looking able to achieve victory, bishop Nikolas and the other bishops managed to broker a peace deal between bagler and birkebeiner. At the settlement of Kvitsøy, the birkebeiner king, Inge II of Norway, recognized Philip's rule over the eastern third of the country, in return for Philip giving up the title of king and recognizing Inge as his overlord. To seal the agreement, Philip was to marry king Sverre's daughter, Christina. In 1209, she married Philip Simonsson, king of the Bagler party. She died a couple of months after the wedding in labour, giving birth to their first child, a son, who also died soon after.

Succession

Royal titles
Preceded by
Margaret of Sweden
1189-1202
Queen consort of Norway
1209
Succeeded by
Margrét Skúladóttir
1225-1263

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