Brita Karth

Brita Karth

Female 1568 - Aft 1594  (27 years)    Has one ancestor and 4 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Brita Karth 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1568  Schlesien Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1594 
    Person ID I540232  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2009 

    Father Peder Karth,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F226561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gustav av Sverige,   b. 28 Jan 1568,   d. Feb 1607, Kashin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Children 
     1. Lars av Sverige,   b. 1586,   d. 1660  (Age 74 years)
     2. Eric av Sverige,   b. 1588,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Carl Gustav av Sverige,   b. 1590,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Catherine Sigrid av Sverige,   b. 1592,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F226560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The history about Brita Karth and her alleged children with prince Gustav was the product of baron Adolf Ludvig Stierneld (1755-1835), courtier and a well-known collector of historical documents, whom historians have later found also to be a ruthless forger of such documents. Wishing to claim a royal ancestry for his own family Stierneld reported having found handwritten notes by Brita Karth herself regarding her relation and family with Gustav in an old pious book that was to have been given to her by Gustav's mother, Karin Månsdotter .
      Although Stierneld's claims were at the time accepted by the Swedish House of Nobility the were also soon refuted by historians and genealogists, beginning with an essay by A.T.G. Oxenstierna in 1869 and later by noted archivist and genealogist Victor Örnberg (1839-1908) in Svenska ättartal. Today Brita Karth and her children are regarded as completely fictional.

      Brita Karth was said to have been born about 1568 in Silesia as the daughter of a Swedish warrior named Peder Karth and to have died somewhere after 1594. She is said to have married prince Gustav in Kashin in Russia in 1594 after alreday having delivered four children of his



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