Historical Figure
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.


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.


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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