After only a few months of wedlock his wife died, and Gallatin was once more alone.
He has two sons, neither of them born in wedlock; one, Modred, is alike his son and his nephew.
It was supposed that he would marry the queen regnant, Christina, but her unsurmountable objection to wedlock put an end to these anticipations, and to compensate her cousin for a broken half-promise she declared him (1649) her successor, despite the opposition of the senate headed by the venerable Axel Oxenstjerna.
They must be learned presbyters at least thirty years of age, born in lawful wedlock, and of good life and behaviour.
Into a land of harems, a land of polygamy, a land where women are married without ever being seen, he introduced the flirtations and jealousies of our ball-rooms. In a land where there is boundless liberty of divorce, wedlock is described as the indissoluble compact.