Here are five things you need to know about this incredible woman.
Ekeblad came from Aristocracy
Hailing from noble origins, Eva married Count Claes Claesson Ekeblad, a Councillor of the Realm. She was just 16. The pair had one son and six daughters over the course of 31-years and split their time between Lindholmen Castle, Västergötland Mariedal Castle. Both estates were wedding gifts to Eva from her father. Umm….swaaaag!
Her sister-in-law, Catherine Charlotte De La Gardie also shared a gift for scientice research. She invented a smallpox vaccine and intervened to stop Sweden’s last witch trial in Dalarna in 1758.