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Swedish monarchs

1654

The Palatinate dynasty

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In 1654, Queen Kristina renounced the crown in favour of her cousin. Karl (X) Gustav was 32 years old when he ascended to the throne, and the Palatinate dynasty thereby succeeded the Vasa dynasty. Four members of the Palatinate dynasty ruled Sweden.