Swedish History

Sweden: Gothenburg - Stockholm

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 330

  • 1220-08-08 Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula
  • 1276-05-24 Magnus Ladulås is crowned King of Sweden in Uppsala Cathedral
  • 1323-08-12 Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time
  • 1389-02-24 Battle at Falköping: Danes defeat King Albert of Sweden
  • 1397-06-17 Union of Kalmar established between Denmark, Sweden and Norway
  • 1397-06-30 Denmark, Norway and Sweden sign Union of Kalmar under Queen Margaretha
  • 1456-10-17 The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern continental Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia)
  • 1471-10-10 Battle of Brunkeberg: Swedish regent Sten Sture defeats forces led by Danish King Christian I
  • 1520-01-19 Sten Sture the Younger, Regent of Sweden, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund

Royal Coronation

1520-11-04 Danish Norwegian king Christian II crowned King of Sweden

King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway Christian II
King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway
Christian II
  • 1520-11-08 Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
  • 1520-11-09 Height of the Stockholm Bloodbath - King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden executes Swedish nobles
  • 1523-06-06 Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union
  • 1527-06-24 Gustaaf I begins Reformation in Sweden, taking Catholic possessions
  • 1528-01-12 Gustav I of Sweden crowned King of Sweden, rules for 37 years and becomes known as the "father of the nation"
  • 1564-05-30 (-31st) The first battle of Öland (between the islands of Gotland and Öland): Lübeck & Denmark beat Sweden
  • 1570-12-13 Sweden and Denmark signs Peace of Stettin
  • 1593-03-01 The Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.

Royal Coronation

1594-02-19 Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother, Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.

  • 1600-03-20 The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden
  • 1605-08-08 The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
  • 1605-09-27 The armies of Sweden are utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
  • 1610-07-04 Battle of Klushino: King Sigismund III's Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth army beats Russia and Sweden
  • 1611-10-30 Gustaaf II Adolf (17) becomes king of Sweden
  • 1613-01-20 Peace of Knarod ends War of Kalmar between Denmark & Sweden
  • 1617-03-09 Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Stolbowa
  • 1621-09-15 Swedish troops occupy Riga
  • 1628-04-29 Sweden & Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein

The Sinking of the Vasa

1628-08-10 Swedish warship Vasa sinks in Stockholm, killing 30

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Swedish warship Vasa sinking in Stockholm harbor
Swedish warship Vasa sinking in Stockholm harbor
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  • 1629-09-26 Sweden & Poland signs Peace of Altmark
  • 1630-06-26 Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf lands at Peenemunde
  • 1630-07-06 Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf land at Peenemunde
  • 1631-01-23 France & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Barwald
  • 1631-09-17 Battle of Breitenfeld: King Gustaaf Adolf of Sweden defeats Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly.
  • 1632-09-03 Battle of Nuremberg: Duke Wallenstein beats Sweden

Victory in Battle

1632-11-16 Battle of Lützen: Significant battle of Thirty Years' War - Swedish and Saxon forces defeat the Holy Roman Empire, at cost of the death of Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus

General and Nobleman Albrecht von Wallenstein
General and Nobleman
Albrecht von Wallenstein
  • 1633-04-23 Sweden & Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn

Victory in Battle

1634-08-26 Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and Spanish forces defeat a force of Swedish and German protestants

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
  • 1634-09-05 -6] Battle at Nordlingen: King Ferdinand III & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
  • 1634-09-06 Battle at Nordlingen ends in Swedish/protestant German defeat
  • 1635-09-12 Sweden & Poland sign ceasefire Treaty of Stuhmsdorf
  • 1636-10-04 Battle at Wittstock, Brandenburg: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
  • 1637-11-20 Peter Minuit & 1st Swedish immigrants to Delaware sail from Sweden
  • 1638-03-29 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)
  • 1638-12-17 French and Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine
  • 1641-12-25 Emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden and France
  • 1642-11-02 Second Battle of Breitenfeld, aka First Battle of Leipzig; victory for the Swedish army under Field Marshal Lennart Torstenson over Holy Roman Empire army under Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria
  • 1645-03-05 Battle of Jankau in Bohemia: Sweden defeats Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III
  • 1645-08-13 Sweden & Denmark sign Peace of Brömsebro
  • 1647-03-14 Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
  • 1649-09-30 Last Swedish troops vacate Prague
  • 1654-04-21 England & Sweden sign trade agreement
  • 1654-06-06 Queen Christina of Sweden resigns and converts to Catholicism
  • 1655-08-29 Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
  • 1655-09-26 Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft Casimir from Swedish in Delaware
  • 1655-10-09 Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow
  • 1656-01-17 Brandenburg & Sweden sign Treaty of Königsberg
  • 1656-07-18 -20] Battle at Warsaw: Swedish King Charles X Gustav beats John II Casimir and occupies Warsaw
  • 1656-09-19 Treaty of Labiau: Sweden gives Prussia, Brandenburg
  • 1656-10-24 Treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant
  • 1656-11-03 Treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant [NS]
  • 1656-12-01 Germany promises Poland aid against Sweden
  • 1658-03-08 Peace of Roskilde between Sweden & Denmark
  • 1658-08-15 France, Sweden, Bavarian, Brunswick, Munster and Hessen-Kassel form Confederation of the Rhine
  • 1658-11-08 Battle of the Sound: Swedish fleet prevails over the Dutch fleet during the 2nd Northern War
  • 1659-02-11 The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses
  • 1660-02-23 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden
  • 1660-04-23 Treaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland
  • 1660-05-03 Sweden, Poland, Brandenburg & Austria sign Peace of Oliva
  • 1660-05-27 Denmark & Sweden sign The Treaty Of Copenhagen, ends Second Northern War
  • 1661-06-21 Treaty of Kardis: Russia & Sweden sign peace treaty
  • 1668-01-23 England, Netherlands & Sweden sign Triple Alliance against French
  • 1674-10-15 Torsåker witch trials begin, largest witch trials in Sweden, 71 beheaded and burned
  • 1675-06-25 Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden
  • 1675-06-28 Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburg army beats Sweden
  • 1675-09-06 Swedish admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships

Battle of Öland

1676-06-01 Battle of Öland: allied Danish-Dutch forces defeat the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, during the Scanian War (1675–79)

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An allied Danish-Dutch fleet battles the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, off the east coast of Öland
An allied Danish-Dutch fleet battles the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, off the east coast of Öland
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  • 1676-06-11 Battle at Öland: Danish & Dutch fleet under CM Tromp beats Sweden
  • 1676-12-03 Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeats much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000
  • 1676-12-04 Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt
  • 1678-11-05 Brandenburgse troops occupy Greifswald in Sweden
  • 1681-09-30 Netherlands & Sweden sign treaty
  • 1682-11-12 Swedish king Karel XI establishes absolute monarchy
  • 1685-12-03 Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1686-07-09 Germany, Sweden and Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg

Historic Event

1697-04-15 Charles XII succeeds Charles XI as King of Sweden

King of Sweden Charles XII
King of Sweden
Charles XII
  • 1699-11-22 Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark, Russia, Saksen and Poland divide Sweden
  • 1700-02-12 The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.
  • 1700-02-28 Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar
  • 1700-08-08 Denmark & Sweden sign peace treaty
  • 1700-08-18 Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark
  • 1700-11-30 Battle at Narva: Swedish force of King Charles XII defeats Russian army [NS]
  • 1702-05-14 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw
  • 1702-07-19 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Krakow
  • 1703-05-01 Battle at Rultusk: Swedish army beats Russians
  • 1706-02-13 Battle at Fraustadt: Swedish army beats Russia and Saxon forces, one of Swedish's Greatest victories in the Great Northern War
  • 1706-09-24 Treaty of Altranstädt: Charles XII of Sweden & August II of Saksen
  • 1707-08-22 Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty
  • 1708-07-04 Battle of Holowczyn: Swedish King Charles XII defeats superior Russian force in surprising vctory
  • 1708-09-11 Great Northern war: Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the war

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 721

  • 1394-06-04 Philippa of England, Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, born in Peterborough Castle, Cambridgeshire (d. 1430)

Christian II

1481-07-01 Christian II, King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, born in Nyborg Castle, Denmark (d. 1559)

King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway Christian II
King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway
Christian II
  • 1488-03-19 Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (d. 1544)
  • 1496-05-12 Gustav I of Sweden (1523-60), born in Rydboholm Castle, Sweden (d. 1560
  • 1513-09-24 Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden, born in Ratzeburg, Germany (d. 1535)
  • 1516-01-01 Margaret Leijonhufvud, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1551)
  • 1526-11-01 Catherine Jagellion, Polish princess and queen of Sweden as the wife of John III of Sweden, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1583)
  • 1533-12-13 Erik XIV, King of Sweden (1560-69), born in Stockholm (d. 1577)
  • 1535-07-22 Katarina Stenbock, wife of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1621)
  • 1537-12-20 John III, King of Sweden (1568-92), born in Östergötland, Sweden (d. 1592)
  • 1550-10-04 Charles IX, King of Sweden (1604-11), born in Stockholm Castle, Sweden (d. 1611)
  • 1550-11-06 Karin Månsdotter, Queen of Sweden, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1612)
  • 1565-11-10 Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer, born in Söderköping, Sweden (d. 1646)

Sigismund III Vasa

1566-06-20 Sigismund III Vasa, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1587-1632) and King of Sweden (1592-99), born in Gripsholm Castle, Sweden (d. 1632)

  • 1573-04-13 Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen consort of Sweden as the wife of King Charles IX, born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1625)
  • 1583-06-16 Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna, Swedish earl/chancellor/regent
  • 1583-06-20 Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (1st Governor-General of Swedish Livonia), born in Reval (Tallinn), Swedish Estonia (d. 1652)
  • 1585-02-12 Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Danish physician, theologian, writer on anatomy, born in Malmö, Denmark (modern Sweden) (d. 1629)
  • 1592-10-22 Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician, born in Örbyhus Castle, Uppland (d. 1657)
  • 1594-12-09 Gustavus II Adolphus, King who made Sweden a major power (1611-32), born in Castle Tre Kronor, Sweden (d. 1632)
  • 1596-06-23 Johan Banér, Swedish soldier (d. 1641)
  • 1598-08-07 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar and poet often known as "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules), born in Vika, Sweden (d. 1672)
  • 1602-02-18 Per Brahe (the younger), Swedish soldier (d. 1680)
  • 1613-12-23 Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (d. 1676)
  • 1620-02-04 Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (d. 1667)
  • 1622-05-08 Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1698)
  • 1622-11-08 Charles X Gustav, King of Sweden (1654-60), born in Nyköping Castle, Sweden (d. 1660)
  • 1626-12-08 Christina, Queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic (1644-54), born in Tre Kronor Castle, Stockholm (d. 1689)
  • 1627-09-06 Pierre Verdier, French composer working in Sweden, born in Paris (d. 1706)
  • 1630-12-12 Olof Rudbeck, Swedish scientist, writer and composer, born in Västerås (d. 1702)
  • 1634-10-23 Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden by marriage to Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1654-60) (d. 1715)
  • 1635-02-18 Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (d. 1680)
  • 1638-10-18 Lars Johnstown [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet
  • 1655-11-24 Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97)
  • 1661-12-18 Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (d. 1751)
  • 1664-01-04 Lars Roberg, Swedish physician (d. 1742)
  • 1664-04-06 Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (d. 1742)
  • 1665-03-04 Philip Christoph von Königsmarck, Swedish soldier (d. 1694)
  • 1668-04-14 Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General and statesman, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1741)
  • 1676-04-17 Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51), born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1751)
  • 1679-06-01 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim)
  • 1681-06-26 Hedvig Sophia, Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, born in Three Crowns Castle, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1708)

Charles XII

1682-06-17 Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), born in Tre Kronor, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1718)

King of Sweden Charles XII
King of Sweden
Charles XII
  • 1685-01-07 Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (d. 1761)
  • 1688-01-23 Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1741)
  • 1688-01-29 Emmanuel Swedenborg, Swedish religious leader (Angelic Wisdom)
  • 1689-04-15 Ferdinand Zellbell the elder, Swedish composer (d. 1765)
  • 1694-06-26 Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, born in Riddarhyttan, Sweden (d. 1768)
  • 1694-10-26 Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer, conductor and violinist, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1758)
  • 1695-09-05 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1770)
  • 1701-03-18 Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (d. 1776)

Anders Celsius

1701-11-27 Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (proposed the Celsius temperature scale), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1744)

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Astronomer
Anders Celsius
  • 1705-02-22 Peter Arctedius [Artedi], Swedish biologist

Carolus Linnaeus

1707-05-23 Carolus Linnaeus [Carl von Linné], Swedish botanist, explorer and the Father of Taxonomy, born in Råshult, Sweden (d. 1778)

Taxonomist, Botanist, Physician and Zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, Botanist, Physician and Zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus
  • 1709-07-11 Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, born in Stora Mellösa, Närke (d. 1785)
  • 1710-05-14 Adolf Frederik, King of Sweden (1751-70)
  • 1716-03-06 Pehr Kalm, Swedish explorer and naturalist (d. 1779)
  • 1717-09-22 Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (d. 1783)
  • 1719-09-03 Ferdinand Zellbell the younger, Swedish composer and co-founder of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1780)
  • 1720-01-30 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist & entomologist, born in Finspång, Sweden (d. 1778)
  • 1720-07-24 Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden and wife of Adolf Frederik, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1782)
  • 1720-08-08 Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (d. 1796)
  • 1722-01-03 Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (d. 1752)
  • 1722-12-23 Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Swedish Chemist who discovered nickel and tungsten, born in Turinge, Sweden (d. 1765)
  • 1732-09-06 Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist, born in Wismar, Germany (d. 1796)
  • 1735-03-20 Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (d. 1784)
  • 1740-09-07 Johan Tobias Sergel, Swedish sculptor, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1814)
  • 1742-12-09 Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Swedish pharmacist and chemist (lemon acid), born in Stralsund, Swedish Pomerania (d. 1786)
  • 1743-07-03 Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, Queen consort of Sweden, born in Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1813)
  • 1743-11-11 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist, born in Jönköping, Sweden (d. 1828)

Gustav III

1746-01-24 Gustav III, King of Sweden (1771-92), born in Stockholm (d. 1792)

King of Sweden Gustav III
King of Sweden
Gustav III
  • 1746-03-05 Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/naval chaplain
  • 1748-03-05 Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
  • 1748-10-07 Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18)
  • 1750-09-02 Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, born in Kalmar (d. 1842)
  • 1752-09-08 Carl Stenborg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1813)
  • 1755-09-04 Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1810)
  • 1757-03-16 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea, Yttersa Domen)
  • 1757-10-10 Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist (lichens), born in Gävle, Sweden (d. 1819)
  • 1758-04-29 Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero, born in Stora Torpa, Västergötland, Sweden (d. 1820)
  • 1759-03-22 Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1818)
  • 1763-01-26 Charles XIV [Jean Bernadotte], King of Sweden & Norway (1818-44), Marshall of France, born in Pau, France (d. 1844)
  • 1768-01-28 Frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)
  • 1774-02-11 Hans Järta, Swedish political activist (d. 1847)
  • 1777-11-08 Désirée Clary, Queen of Sweden and Norway (1818-44), born in Marseille, France (d. 1860)
  • 1778-11-01 Gustav IV Adolf, King of Sweden (1792-1809), born in Stockholm Palace, Sweden (d. 1837)
  • 1779-02-22 Joachim Nicolas Eggert, Swedish violinist and composer, born in Ginst, Rügen Island (d. 1813)
  • 1779-08-20 Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist, born in Linköping, Sweden (d. 1848)
  • 1781-03-12 Frederica of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1826)
  • 1782-11-13 Esaias Tegnér, Swedish writer (Frithjof's Saga), born in Kyrkerud, Sweden (d. 1846)
  • 1783-01-12 Erik Gustaf Geijer, Swedish historian/poet (Natthimmelen)
  • 1785-01-23 Carl Adolph Agardh, Swedish botanist & bishop of Karlstad, born in Båstad, Sweden (d. 1859)
  • 1785-10-08 Arvid August Afzelius, Swedish poet and historian, born in Fjällåkra, Sweden (d. 1871)
  • 1788-01-08 Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Royal Swedish Academy of Music), born on Föllingsö, Östergötland (d. 1870)
  • 1788-04-12 Johan Erik Nordblom, Swedish composer, born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1848)
  • 1789-09-03 Edmund Passy, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1870)
  • 1790-01-19 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish romantic poet (Blommorna (The Flowers), Lycksalighetens Ö (The Island of Bliss)) and historian (Svenska Siare och Skalder), born in Åsbo, Sweden (d. 1855)
  • 1792-01-12 Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (d. 1841)
  • 1793-11-28 Carl Jonas Love Almquist, Swedish composer (Tornrosens Buck), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1866)
  • 1794-08-15 Elias M. Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum), born in Femsjö, Sweden (d. 1878)

Famous Weddings

  • 1850-06-19 Swedish/Norwegian crown prince Charles weds Dutch princess Wilhelmina
  • 1857-06-06 Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway
  • 1905-06-15 Princess Margaret of Connaught marries Gustav, Crown Prince of Sweden.
  • 1926-11-10 Belgium crown prince Leopold weds princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden
  • 1935-05-24 Swedish princess Ingrid marries Danish crown prince Frederik (IX)

Sammy Davis Jr.

1960-11-13 American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. (34) marries Swedish actress May Britt (26) at Temple Israel of Hollywood, California; divorce in 1968

Singer, Actor and TV Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Singer, Actor and TV Host
Sammy Davis Jr.

Ingmar Bergman

1971-11-11 Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman (53) weds actress Ingrid von Rosen (41)

Director and Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director and Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • 1976-06-19 King Charles XVI Gustaf of Sweden marries Silvia Renate Sommerlath in Stockholm Cathedral, 1st Swedish reigning monarch to marry since 1797
  • 1992-04-18 Swedish tennis ace Stefan Edberg (26) marries Danish model Annette Olsen (27) in Sweden
  • 1996-08-24 Actress-model Vendela (30) weds Norwegian politician Olaf Thommessen (30) in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2000-08-12 "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Will Ferrell (33) weds Swedish actress Viveca Paulin (31)

Tiger Woods

2004-10-05 Professional golfer Tiger Woods (28) weds former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (24) at Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2005-08-05 Bavaria's Prince Leopold's son Prince Manuel von Bayern (31) weds Prince Ludwig-Ferdinand's daughter Princess Anna of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg in Sweden
  • 2010-06-19 Crown Princess Victoria heir apparent of HM Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, weds Daniel Westling at Stockholm Cathedral
  • 2013-06-08 Princess Madeleine of Sweden (30) weds banker Christopher O'Neill at The Royal Palace Church in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2015-06-13 Swedish Prince Carl Philip (36) weds former model Sofia Hellqvist at Slottskyrkan Royal Chapel in Stockholm

Famous Divorces

Tiger Woods

2010-08-23 Former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (30) divorces professional golfer Tiger Woods (34) after 6 years of marriage

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 349

Cnut the Great

1035-11-12 Cnut the Great [Canute], King of Denmark, England, Norway and parts of Sweden (1016-1035), dies around the age of 45

King of England, Denmark and Norway Cnut the Great
King of England, Denmark and Norway
Cnut the Great
  • 1160-05-18 Erik IX Helgi, King of Sweden, dies at ~40
  • 1250-02-02 Eric XI of Sweden (b. 1216)
  • 1266-10-21 Birger jarl, Swedish statesman (b. 1210)
  • 1290-12-18 King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)
  • 1341-06-19 Juliana van Falconieri, Italian saint/Swedish tenor, dies
  • 1373-07-23 Birgitta van Sweden, Swedish saint, dies
  • 1374-12-01 Magnus Eriksson, king of Norway/Sweden, dies
  • 1377-12-01 King Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316)
  • 1381-03-24 Saint Catharine of Sweden, Swedish saint
  • 1436-05-04 Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Swedish statesman (b. 1390s)
  • 1448-01-05 Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark (1440-48), Norway (1441-48) and Sweden (1442-48), dies suddenly at 31
  • 1470-05-14 Charles VIII of Sweden, King of Sweden (1448–57, 1464–65 and 1467-70) and Norway (1449–50), dies at 60
  • 1481-05-21 Christian I, king of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, dies at 55
  • 1512-01-02 Svante, Regent of Sweden, dies at ~52
  • 1520-02-05 Sten Sture the Younger, regent of Sweden (b. 1493)
  • 1535-09-23 Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden, dies at 21
  • 1544-03-22 Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1488)
  • 1551-08-26 Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)
  • 1552-04-14 Laurentius Andreae [Lars Andersson], Swedish church reformer, dies
  • 1557-08-01 Olaus Magnus, Swedish writer (b. 1490)
  • 1560-09-29 Gustav I, King of Sweden (1523-60), dies
  • 1573-10-27 Laurentius Petri, first Lutheran Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1499)
  • 1577-02-26 Erik XIV, King of Sweden (1560-69), dies of arsenic poisoning at 43
  • 1592-11-17 John III, King of Sweden (1568-92), dies at 54
  • 1598-02-10 Anna van Bull, 1st wife of Polish/Swedish king Sigismund II, dies
  • 1609-03-25 Olaus Martini, Swedish Archbishop of Uppsala (b. 1557)
  • 1621-12-13 Katarina Stenbock, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1535)
  • 1628-08-10 Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned

Sigismund III Vasa

1632-04-30 Sigismund III Vasa, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1587-1632) and King of Sweden (1592-99), dies at 65

  • 1632-11-06 Gustavus II Adolphus, King who made Sweden a major power (1611-32), dies at battle of Lützen at 37
  • 1641-05-10 Johan Banér, Swedish soldier (b. 1596)
  • 1646-11-29 Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer, dies at 81
  • 1651-04-07 Lennart Torstenson, Swedish soldier and engineer (b. 1603)
  • 1652-06-19 Louis de Geer, Neth/Swedish industrialist/millionaire, dies at 64
  • 1652-08-22 Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (1st Governor-General of Swedish Livonia), dies at 69
  • 1654-08-28 Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna, Swedish earl/chancellor/regent, dies at 71
  • 1657-05-10 Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician, dies at 65
  • 1657-09-07 Arvid Wittenberg, Swedish count, field marshal and privy councilor (b. 1606)
  • 1660-02-13 Charles X Gustav, King of Sweden (1654-60), dies at 37
  • 1667-05-25 Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (b. 1620)
  • 1672-04-22 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar & poet often known as "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules), dies at 73
  • 1674-08-13 Lars Johnstown [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet, dies at 35
  • 1676-06-01 Creutz, Swedish admiral (Öland), dies in battle
  • 1676-06-01 Uggla, Swedish admiral (Öland), dies in battle
  • 1676-07-05 Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (b. 1613)
  • 1679-07-08 Samuel J Columbus, Swedish poet (Odae Sveticae), dies
  • 1680-06-10 Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (b. 1635)
  • 1680-09-02 Per Brahe, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1602)
  • 1689-04-19 Christina, Queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic (1644-54), dies at 62
  • 1697-04-05 Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97), dies at 41
  • 1698-03-14 Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman, dies at 75
  • 1702-09-17 Olof Rudbeck, Swedish scientist, writer and composer, dies at 71
  • 1703-03-20 Johann Kunckel/Kunkel, German alchemist/ambassador to Sweden, dies
  • 1706-09-20 Pierre Verdier, French composer working in Sweden, dies at 79
  • 1713-06-01 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim), dies at 34

Charles XII

1718-12-11 Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot in battle invading Norway at Fortress of Fredriksten at 36

King of Sweden Charles XII
King of Sweden
Charles XII
  • 1735-09-27 Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist (b. 1705)
  • 1741-04-28 Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish general & statesman, dies at 73
  • 1741-11-24 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (b. 1688)
  • 1742-04-17 Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (b. 1664)
  • 1742-05-21 Lars Roberg, Swedish physician (b. 1664)

Anders Celsius

1744-04-25 Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (proposed the Celsius temperature scale), dies at 42

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Astronomer
Anders Celsius
  • 1751-03-25 Frederick of Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51), dies at 74
  • 1751-08-30 Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (b. 1661)
  • 1752-02-09 Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (b. 1722)
  • 1758-10-19 Johan H Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist, dies
  • 1758-11-20 Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer, conductor and violinist, dies at 64
  • 1761-06-02 Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1685)
  • 1765-07-06 Ferdinand Zellbell the elder, Swedish composer, dies at 76
  • 1765-08-19 Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Swedish Chemist who discovered nickel and tungsten, dies at 42
  • 1768-04-29 Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist, dies at 73
  • 1770-01-07 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician, dies at 74
  • 1771-02-12 Adolf Frederik, King of Sweden (1751-70), dies at 60
  • 1772-03-29 Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish philosopher and mathematician (b. 1688)
  • 1776-03-10 Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (b. 1701)

Carolus Linnaeus

1778-01-10 Carolus Linnaeus [Carl von Linné], Swedish botanist, explorer and the Father of Taxonomy, dies at 70

Taxonomist, Botanist, Physician and Zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, Botanist, Physician and Zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus
  • 1778-03-07 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist, dies at 58
  • 1778-08-28 Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/shipminister, dies
  • 1780-04-21 Ferdinand Zellbell the younger, Swedish composer and co-founder of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, dies at 60
  • 1782-07-16 Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden and wife of Adolf Frederik, dies at 61
  • 1783-12-13 Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (b. 1717)
  • 1784-07-08 Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (b. 1735)
  • 1785-10-30 Gustaf P Creutz, Swedish diplomat/poet (Daphne), dies at 54
  • 1785-11-16 Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, dies at 76
  • 1786-05-21 Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Swedish pharmacist and chemist (lemon acid), dies of mercury poisoning at 43
  • 1789-05-25 Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist (b. 1751)

Gustav III

1792-03-29 Gustav III, King of Sweden (1771-92), dies of septicemia at 46 after being shot by an assassin thirteen days earlier

King of Sweden Gustav III
King of Sweden
Gustav III
  • 1793-01-04 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea/Yttersa domen), dies at 35
  • 1793-03-02 Carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-born artist
  • 1796-04-18 Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist, dies at 63
  • 1796-05-29 Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (b. 1720)
  • 1805-12-23 Pehr Osbeck, Swedish explorer and naturalist (b. 1723)
  • 1810-06-20 Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman, dies at 54
  • 1813-08-01 Carl Stenborg, Swedish composer, dies at 60
  • 1813-08-21 Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, Queen consort of Sweden, dies at 67
  • 1814-02-26 Johan Tobias Sergel, Swedish sculptor, dies at 73
  • 1818-02-15 Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18), dies at 69
  • 1819-09-14 Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist (lichens), dies at 61
  • 1820-02-16 Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero, dies at 61