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1996 (Swedish)In: Svenskt biografiskt lexikon: Bd 29, Pegelow-Rettig / [ed] Nilzén, G, Almquist, J A, Boethius, B, Hildebrand, B, Stockholm: Riksarkivet, 1996, 613-615 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

At the Swedish church of Södertälje south of Stockholm, a cult of a local saint, Queen Ragnhild, presumed founder of the church, is known from 15th C. sources. The information concerning her identity is confused in the sources, but she is thought to have lived at the end of the 11th and/or beginning of the 12th C.

Apart from having founded Södertälje church, Queen Ragnhild is said to have made a pilgrimage toJerusalem, and 15th C. murals depict her as a pilgrim.

The publication of Vitis aquilonia by the exiled Catholic Johannes Vastovius in 1623 led to a renewed interest in St. Ragnhild, and Södertälje church is currently referred to as St. Ragnhild's church.

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Stockholm: Riksarkivet, 1996. 613-615 p.
Keyword [en]
local saints, queens, Middle Ages, Södertälje, epitaph, Johannes Magnus, Vastovius, cult of saints
Keyword [sv]
lokalhelgon, drottningar, medeltiden, Södertälje, epitafium, Johannes Magnus, Vastovius, helgonkult
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Humanities, History
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-4018OAI: diva2:313586
Nummer:Available from: 2012-03-28 Created: 2010-04-26 Last updated: 2012-03-28Bibliographically approved

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