Benedicta Ebbesdotter of Hvide
|Queen consort of Sweden|
|Spouse||Sverker II of Sweden|
|Father||Ebbe Sunesson Hvide|
In 1195, her spouse became king of Sweden, and she became queen consort. The same year, her relative, the priest Andreas Sunesson, returned to Sweden from France and became the leading clerical politician in the archbishopric under Absalon, also a relative of Benedicta. Queen Benedicta is described as religious, and she supported the power aspirations of the church and the archbishop Olov Lambatunga in Uppsala.
Queen Benedicta died in 1199 or in 1200. The cause of her death is unknown, but is sometimes believed to have been childbirth.
- Helena Sverkersdotter born ca 1190, d. after 1222, mother of Queen Catherine of Sweden.
- Karl Sverkersson the younger (d. 1198); parentage unconfirmed.
- Christina (d. 1252), married to Henry Borwin II of Mecklenburg; parentage unconfirmed.
- Margareta (1192–1232), married to Wizlaw I, Prince of Rügen; parentage unconfirmed.
- Åke Ohlmarks: Alla Sveriges drottningar (All the queens of Sweden) (Swedish)
Benedikte EbbesdotterBorn: 1165/1170 Died: 1199/1200
|Queen consort of Sweden