Louise of Sweden Queen of Denmark
- Category : 1851-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 3
Swedish princess by birth and Queen of Denmark as the spouse of King Frederik VIII. She was the only surviving child of Carl XV of Sweden and his consort, Louise of the Netherlands. After the death of her infant brother, Carl Oscar (1852-1854), she became an only child at the age of three, and remained one because of her mother's inability to have more children due to an injury.
Having no surviving son, and sorely feeling the lack of one, Louise's father compromised by treating her the way that boys were usually treated at the time, often saying about her: "She's an ugly devil, but she's funny!"
Tomboy Louise married Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (1843–1912) in Stockholm on 28 July 1869. The marriage was welcomed by all three countries as a symbol of the new Scandinavism. Louise was the first Swedish princess to be married into the Danish royal house since Ingeborg Magnusdotter of Sweden in the Middle Ages. Louise and Frederik would have eight children.
Louise eventually became Queen of Denmark in 1906. As a Queen, she is mainly known for her many charity projects, an interest which she shared with her spouse. She did not care for ceremonial duties and public events, and lived a discreet life dedicated to her children and her interests in art, literature and charity.
Louise was widowed in 1912. Her eldest son Christian X of Denmark became the new king of Denmark. She was the last widow of a Danish monarch to use the title of Queen Dowager. She died on 20 March 1926 at age 74 in Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen.