Ingeborg Tott (Ingeborg Aagesdotter of the Thott), in her lifetime called Ingeborg Åkesdotter (born in the 1440s, dead in Jönköping in 1507), was the consort of the Swedish regent Sten Sture the elder from 1467; when her husband became regent in 1470, she became what would now be called "first lady" and functioned as the queen of Sweden for over three decades. Jönköping is a city in Småland in southern Sweden with 84423 inhabitants (2005 Sten Sture the Elder ( Sten Sture den äldre; 1440&ndash December 14, 1503) was a Swedish statesman and Regent of Sweden The marriage produced no heirs.
Daughter of the nobleman and knight Axel Åkesson, governor in the castle of Örebro, and Märtha Bengtsdotter, she was first married to the nobleman Sten Bielke before she remarried to Sture. Örebro is a city in Närke in central Sweden. Örebro is the seat of Örebro Municipality and the capital of Örebro County. Her uncle was married to princess Magdalena of Sweden, daughter of king Charles and Catherine of Bjurum. Catherine of Bjurum, in her lifetime called Katarina Karlsdotter, in history known as Katarina Gumsehuvud (died 7 September 1450) was the Queen Another relative was the infamous Brita Tott. Brita Olovsdotter Tott (or Thott, (d after 1498 called the Lady of Hammersta was a Danish and Swedish noblewoman Spy and forger judged for Treason and for the Fru Ingeborg (lady Ingeborg), as she was called, was what one might call a renaissance-personality; highly interested in science, theology and education and known as the patron of such things. She encouraged the foundation of the first secular university in Sweden, the Uppsala Academy and the Uppsala University in 1477, and gave large and independent donations from her own money to print books and finance libraries. Uppsala University ( Swedish Uppsala universitet) is a world-class research University in Uppsala, Sweden. She also took an interest in religion and in the order of the Carmelites, and benefited the Carmelite convent of Varberg, founded by her father, and she also supported the foundation of the first convent of the Carthusian Order in Sweden, the Carthusian convent of Mariefred, in 1493. The Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel or Carmelites (sometimes simply Carmel by Synecdoche; Latin: Ordo fratrum Beatæ Varberg is a city in the province of Halland on the Swedish west coast situated at. A convent is a community of Priests religious brothers religious sisters or Nuns or the building used by the community particularly in the Roman Catholic Church The Carthusian Order, also called the Order of St Bruno, is a Roman Catholic religious order of enclosed monastics. Mariefred is a small idyllic Town in Strängnäs Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden, with a population of 4800 In 1498, she financed the printing of Alanus de Rupes famous Latin book about the psalm of the Virgin Mary. Alanus de Rupe (also Alan or Alain de la Roche) was a Roman Catholic theologian born about 1428 died at Zwolle in the Netherlands Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome.
She is described as wise, brave, talented and as her husband's equal and match in these areas; in his absence, she was recommended for her wise rule over fortresses and counties. During her husband's reign, the country was in reality independent, though formally in union with Denmark.
During the Battle of Brunkeberg 1471 she called the poor of Stockholm to the castle of Tre Kronor and fed them in exchange for their prayers for victory, and watched the battle with her ladies-in-waiting, themselves praying for victory from the castle-walls. The Battle of Brunkeberg was fought on October 10, 1471 between the Swedish regent Sten Sture the Elder and forces led by Danish ('stɔkhɔlm is Sweden 's Capital and its largest City. It is the site of the national Swedish government, the parliament, and the
In 1483, when her husband was absent in Gotland, a riot broke out on the streets of Stockholm, when the nobleman Sten Kristiansson Oxentstierna murdered a commoner, and the public then tried to lynch him. is a county, province and municipality of Sweden and the largest Island in the Baltic Sea. Ingeborg ventured out on the streets to try to calm down the riot, but was pushed to the ground and almost trampled to death in the crowds. When her husband returned, he became very angry, and had to be prevented by the parliament from extracting revenge upon the inhabitants of the city; he did, however, lecture them so severely that the city remained calm during the rest of his reign.
In 1497, the union with Denmark was reestablished, and the Danish king made regent of Sweden. Ingeborg and her husband left for Finland, where they held a grand court at Tavastehus Castle. Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. Häme Castle ( Hämeen linna in Finnish, Tavastehus slott in Swedish) is a medieval castle in Hämeenlinna, Finland. In 1501, a rebellion broke out and her husband again retook his position. After his death in 1503, she withdraw to her estates. In 1504, she was given the fief of Häme Castle in Finland, were she ruled as an independent regent. Häme Castle ( Hämeen linna in Finnish, Tavastehus slott in Swedish) is a medieval castle in Hämeenlinna, Finland. In 1505, the castellan Folke Gregerinpolka tired to take the castle by force with the support of the council, but Ingeborg was supported by the people and by some of the nobility and his troops had to retreat. Her rule only lasted two more years after this, however, as she died in 1507.
The Princess in the group of sculptures "Sankt Göran och Draken" (Saint George and the Dragon) in the Storkyrkan in Stockholm, which were made in 1471-1475, are considered to bear the features of Ingeborg. The episode of Saint George and the Dragon appended to the Hagiography of Saint George was Eastern in origin brought back with the Crusaders and retold Sankt Nikolai kyrka ( Saint Nicolaus Church) most commonly known as Storkyrkan ( The Great Church) is the oldest church in Gamla Stan, the