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Prince Magnus
Prince Magnus
Biographical Information
Real Name: Magnus Vasa
Title: Magnus, Duke of Östergötland

Prince of Sweden

Born: 25 July 1542
Death: 26 June 1595
Age: 52
Parents: Gustav I of Sweden (Father)

Margareta Leijonhufvud (Mother)

Family: King Eric (Half-Brother)
Affiliations: Kingdom of Sweden

House of Vasa

Burial: Vadstena Abbey
TV Character Information
First appearance: Clans
Portrays: Prince Magnus
Portrayed by: Kyle Gatehouse


Magnus Vasa, Prince of Sweden, Duke of Östergötland from 1555. Magnus was the third son of King Gustav Vasa. His mother was Queen Margareta Leijonhufvud.

LifeEdit

Magnus was the only of Gustav Vasa's sons, that didn't become King of Sweden. In 1555, he was made Duke of Ostrogothia, Kinda and Ydre, Dalsland, Sundbo härad in Närke, Kåkind, Valla, and the major part of Vadsbo härad in Västergötland. As Duke of Ostrogothia, he lived permanently at Vadstena Castle in Vadstena.

Magnus suffered from a mental illness. The illness showed its first signs in 1563, and eventually became permanent. In 1574, the responsibility of his fiefs were taken over by his brother ing John III, who managed them as his guardian because of his mental condition. A smaller part of them was granted to his other brother, Charles.

Magnus died at the Manorhouse of Kungsbro, outside Linköping, in 1595 and is buried in the Bridgettine Abbey Church in Vadstena.

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Family TreeEdit

Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg
   
   
Gustav Vasa ♔
   
   
   
   
   
   
Margaret Leijonhufvud
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eric XIV Vasa
   
   
John III Vasa
   
   
Catherine Vasa
   
   
Cecilia Vasa
   
   
Magnus Vasa
   
   
Anna Maria Vasa
   
   
Sophia Vasa
   
   
Elizabeth Vasa
   
   
Charles IX Vasa
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Virginia Eriksdotter
   
   
Constantia Eriksdotter
   
   


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