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 (krĭ-stē′nə) 1626-1689.
Queen of Sweden (1632-1654) who was a patron of learning and the arts. She abdicated her throne, converted to Catholicism, and settled in Rome.
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(Biography) 1626–89, queen of Sweden (1632–54), daughter of Gustavus Adolphus, noted particularly for her patronage of literature
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(krɪˈsti nə)

1626–89, queen of Sweden 1632–54.
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References in classic literature ?
Don Bolaro Fizzgig--grandee--only daughter--Donna Christina--splendid creature--loved me to distraction--jealous father--high-souled daughter--handsome Englishman--Donna Christina in despair--prussic acid-- stomach pump in my portmanteau--operation performed--old Bolaro in ecstasies--consent to our union--join hands and floods of tears--romantic story--very.'
Tupman said nothing; but he thought of Donna Christina, the stomach pump, and the fountain; and his eyes filled with tears.
Macallan in her last illness--by name Christina Ormsay.
There the examination of the nurse, Christina Ormsay, came to an end.
Here is the substance of what the Dean of Faculty extracted from Christina Ormsay:
The lady, whose name was Dona Christina, received him with every sign of good-will and great courtesy, and Don Quixote placed himself at her service with an abundance of well-chosen and polished phrases.
Thus arrayed, and with an easy, sprightly, and gallant air, Don Quixote passed out into another room, where the student was waiting to entertain him while the table was being laid; for on the arrival of so distinguished a guest, Dona Christina was anxious to show that she knew how and was able to give a becoming reception to those who came to her house.
Christina Rossetti (1830-94), the sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, lived in London with her mother in the greatest seclusion, occupied with an ascetic devotion to the English Church, with her poetry, and with the composition, secondarily, of prose articles and short stories.
I do not wonder that these men go to see Cromwell and Christina and Charles the Second and James the First and the Grand Turk.
With considerable prodding, Christina began venturing out of the apartment herself.
NHS 111, based in Brierley Hill, has released a recording of Hilary's call to their helpline after she later met health adviser Christina Lees who helped her through the birth on the phone.
THE devastated parents of Christina Edkins saw their daughter's knife killer jailed and then said: ''Nothing will restore Christina to us.'' JASON AND KATHLEEN EDKINS wept in court as PHILLIP Simelane, 23, was detained indefinitely after admitting the manslaughter of the much-loved schoolgirl.