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Kristianna I of Arendaal
By the Grace of God, Empress of the North, Queen Regent of Arendaal
Talemantine Empress Consort
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Empress Regent of the North
Reign 1695 - 1715
Coronation December 1695, Svealand
Predecessor Emperor Greger I
Successor Emperor Gustav V
Queen Regent of Arendaal
Reign 1695 - 1715
Coronation December 1695, Kronstad
Predecessor King Greger I
Successor King Gustav V
Empress Consort of the Talemantine Empire
Consort between 1715 - 1732
Consort of Emperor Theodore VII of the Talemantine Empire
Marriage 1695, Versailles, Arendaal
Consort Emperor Theodore VII of the Talemantine Empire
Birth 12 April 1680, Bergen
Death 27 Dec 1750, Talemaniki
Father Crown Prince Frederik of Arendaal
Mother Johanna of Batavië
Issue Gustav V of Arendaal
Isacco Beniamino II of the Talemantine Empire
Liliana, Queen of Montelimar
Heloise, Empress of Wiese
Kristine,Queen ofEiffelland
Adelina, Queen of Ormssex-Colne
Royal House Kapétien Dynasty
House of Lundmark
Full Name Kristianna von Lundmark-Kapét
Religion Christian (born Protestant; converted to Orthodox)
Buried Talemaniki

Kristianna I of Arendaal ("Kristianna the Beautiful") (1680 - 1750) was the Queen Regent of Arendaal and Empress of the North between 1695 and her abdication in 1715. Thereafter she was Empress Consort of the Talemantine Empire. She was the eldest child of Crown Prince Frederik of Arendaal and Johanna of Batavië, granddaughter of Greger I of Arendaal, Emperor of the North, and the only Queen since the 14th century Gisela I to have married the sovereign ruler of a foreign state.


Kristianna I was famed for her beauty


She inherited the Aren throne from her grand father directly, since her own father predeceased Greger by five years.


Allegory of Kristianna I as the goddess Venus


Kristianna married the future Theodore VII of the Talemantine Empire in 1695, at the age of 15, just before she ascended the Imperial throne. As per the terms of her marriage contract, when Theodore ascended to the Imperial Talemantine throne as Emperor in 1715, Kristianna I abdicated as Aren ruler in favour of her eldest son, Gustav V. She spent the rest of her days in Talemaniki at her husband's side as Empress Consort.


Queen Kristianna I and her eldest child, the future King Gustav V of Arendaal


Given the lack of precedent for the division of inheritance in such a situation, it was decided upon their marriage that Kristianna and Theodore's eldest child would be raised in Aren fashion and inherit the Aren Crown and the throne of the Empire of the North, while their second son would become the next Talemantine Emperor. Thus Kristianna's first son, Gustav, became King of Arendaal in 1715 and her second son Isacco Beniamino II of the Talemantine Empire would become Talemantine Emperor in 1732, upon his father's death.

Aren Royalty
Kapétien Dynasty
House of Lundmark

House of Norregaard
Last monarch
   Adeliza I of Arendaal
Children include
   Edvard III of Arendaal
   Alienore of Havenshire
   Karolina,QueenofMontelimar
Edvard III
Consort
   m1.Antoinette of Lorraine
   m2.Catrina of Warre
Children include
   Sven IV of Arendaal
   Adela, Duchess of Treviso
   Leonor, Queen of Batavie
Sven IV
Consort
   Maria Rikissa of Franken
Children include
   Magnus II of Arendaal
   Helene,TalemantineEmpress
   Diane, Queen of Anglyn
Magnus II
Consort
   Diane of Breotonia
Children include
   Greger I of Arendaal
   Kristian,KingofOrmssexColne
   Louisa, Queen of Eiffelland
   Alais, Queen of Franken
Greger I
Consorts
   m1.Marie of Montelimar
   m2.Hannelore of Danmark
Children include
   Frederik of Arendaal (married Johanna of Batavie)
Grand children include
   Kristianna I of Arendaal
Kristianna I
Consort
   Emperor Theodore VII of the Talemantine Empire
Children include
   Gustav V of Arendaal
   Isacco Beniamino II of the Talemantine Empire
   Heloise, Empress of Wiese
   Liliana,Queenof Montelimar
   Kristine,Queen ofEiffelland
House of Nareath

Kristianna I as Empress of the North


The succession dispute was not easily resolved however. After their father's death, Gustav contested Isacco Beniamino II's right to inherit the Imperial Crown as a second son. The dispute quickly turned violent, and the conflict (1732-1740) was not finally resolved until Gustav V passed away in 1740.


Kristianna I of Arendaal as Empress Consort of the Talemantine Empire


(His heir, Beatrix I, did not press her claim and so the matter was closed). Kristianna I herself remained in Talemaniki until her death in 1750, a supporter of the succession of her second son to the Talemantine throne. Her preference strained relations between herself and Gustav, who had been her favourite child, however it was probably in deference to her that Gustav did not pursue the path of prolonged armed conflict.


Empress Kristianna I and Emperor Theodore VII with their children


To an extent the reign of Kristianna is not powerfully present in popular historical imagination, other than as a comfortable, slightly obscure period that marked the transition from the glorious reign of Greger I to the dissolution of the Empire of the North and the enlightened rule of the 18th century Nareath Kings (of which her eldest son Gustav V was the first). Given her marriage it was marked by a pronounced Talemantine influence and the firmer establishment of trade ties to southern Europe.

Kristianna I herself, a dazzling brunette with porcelain skin, was renowned for her beauty throughout her lifetime. In her marriage portrait (top most portrait) she regards us coolly, in all the freshness of youth, graceful and self-possessed, a smile of gentle confidence on her lips. The Franconian Ambassador to her court wrote that the Empress "charms all who meet her".


The family of Kristianna I of Arendaal and Emperor Theodore VII of the Talemantine Empire (center), including their children: Gustav V (left), Isacco Beniamino II (right), Liliana of Montelimar (far left) and Empress Heloise of Wiese (far right)


The Empress was named for the favourite uncle of her father, Kristian of Arendaal, King of Ormssex-Colne. She danced with effortless grace, spoke three languages fluently, had a talent for entertaining, and rode, sang and played perfectly. She was cultivated and amusing, well-read and elegant, and kind and clever too. She remains celebrated for the numerous exquisite portraits painted of her by court artists, as well as for her patronage of universities and the arts, notably the Aren theatre.


Family, Marriage and ChildrenEdit

Kristiana I of Arendaal, Empress of the North and Queen of Arendaal married Emperor Theodore VII of the Talemantine Empire in 1695. Their children inlcuded:

Other Royal RelationsEdit

AncestorsEdit

Kristianna I of Arendaal's ancestors in four generations:

 
 
 
 
 
Sven IV of Arendaal, Emperor of the North
 
 
Magnus II of Arendaal, Emperor of the North
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maria Rikissa of Franken
 
 
Greger I of Arendaal, Emperor of the North
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Diane of Breotonia
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Crown Prince Frederik of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
 
King Robert I of Montelimar
 
 
King Michel I of Montelimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karolina of Arendaal
 
 
Marie of Montelimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Queen of Montelimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kristianna I of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
King of Batavie
 
 
King of Batavie
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leonor of Arendaal
 
 
King of Batavie
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Queen of Batavie
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Johanna of Batavie
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Queen of Batavie
 
 
 
 
 
 
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See AlsoEdit

Kapétien Dynasty
House of Lundmark

Empire of the North
Preceded by
Emperor Greger I
1663 – 1695
Empress of the North
1695 - 1715
Succeeded by
Emperor Gustav V
1715 – 1730
Aren Regnal Titles
Preceded by
King Greger I
1663 – 1695
Queen Regent of Arendaal
1695 - 1715
Succeeded by
King Gustav V
1715 – 1740
Princess Regent of Norseberg
1695 - 1715
Grand Duchess Regent of Emyn Arnen
1695 - 1715
Aren Royalty
Preceded by
Crown Prince
Frederik
Crown Princess of Arendaal
Princess of Fjordholm

1690 - 1695
Succeeded by
Gustav V
Talemantine Royalty
Preceded by
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Empress Consort of the Talemantine Empire
1715 - 1732
Succeeded by
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