Swedish History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 286

  • 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 & Norway
  • 1397-06-30 Denmark, Norway & 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
  • 1520-11-04 Danish Norwegian king Christian II crowned King of Sweden
  • 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 "father of the nation" crowned King of Sweden. Rules 37 years
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

CommunicationThe Sinking of the Vasa

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

  • 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
  • 1632-11-06 Battle at Lutzen: Swedish/Saxon army beats imperial armies
  • 1632-11-16 Battle of Lützen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Albrect von Wallenstein
  • 1633-04-23 Sweden & Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn
  • 1634-08-26 Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
  • 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 & 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 Karel X Gustaaf beats Johan II Kasimir 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 beats Dutch during 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
  • 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
  • 1676-06-01 Battle of Öland: allied Danish-Dutch forces defeat the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, during the Scanian War (1675–79)
  • 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 & Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg
  • 1697-04-15 Charles XII succeeds Charles XI as King of Sweden
  • 1699-11-22 Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/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
  • 1700-11-19 Battle at Narva: Swedish King Karel XII defeats Russians
  • 1700-11-30 King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva [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 Saksen
  • 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 Swedish King Karel XII beats Russians

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 679

  • 1394-06-04 Philippa of England, queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (d. 1430)
  • 1481-07-01 Christian II of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (d. 1559)
  • 1488-03-19 Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (d. 1544)
  • 1496-05-12 Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1560)
  • 1513-09-24 Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Sweden (d. 1535)
  • 1516-01-01 Margaret Leijonhufvud, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1551)
  • 1526-11-01 Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, queen of Sweden and duchess of Finland (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)
  • 1537-12-21 Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)
  • 1550-10-04 Charles IX, King of Sweden
  • 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)

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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 (d. 1625)
  • 1583-06-16 Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna, Swedish earl/chancellor/regent
  • 1583-06-20 Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (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 (d. 1657)
  • 1594-12-09 Gustavus II Adolphus, king who made Sweden a major power (1611-32)
  • 1596-06-23 Johan Banér, Swedish soldier (d. 1641)
  • 1598-08-07 Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)
  • 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 (d. 1698)
  • 1622-11-08 Karl X Gustaf, King of Sweden (1654-60)
  • 1626-12-08 Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic
  • 1627-09-06 Pierre Verdier, French composer working in Sweden (d. 1706)
  • 1630-12-12 Olof Rudbeck, Swedish scientist, writer and composer, born in Västerås (d. 1702)
  • 1634-10-23 Hedvig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden (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 (d. 1741)
  • 1676-04-17 Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51) (d. 1751)
  • 1679-06-01 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim)
  • 1681-06-26 Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (d. 1708)
  • 1682-06-17 Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718)
  • 1685-01-07 Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (d. 1761)
  • 1688-01-23 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of 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 (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)

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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

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1707-05-23 Carolus Linnaeus [Carl von Linné], Swedish botanist 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 (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, co-founder of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music (d. 1780)
  • 1720-01-30 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist (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, Turinge, Swedish Chemist who discovered nickel and tungsten
  • 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 (d. 1814)
  • 1742-12-09 Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist (lemon acid), born in Stralsund, Swedish Pomerania (d. 1786)
  • 1743-07-03 Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
  • 1743-11-11 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (d. 1828)
  • 1746-01-24 Gustav III, king during Swedish Enlightenment (1771-92)
  • 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)
  • 1755-09-04 Count Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman. (d. 1810)
  • 1757-03-16 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea, Yttersa Domen)
  • 1757-10-10 Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist (lichens)
  • 1758-04-29 Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (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 (d. 1860)
  • 1778-11-01 Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (d. 1837)
  • 1779-08-20 Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (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 A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad
  • 1785-05-06 Arvir A Afzelius, Swedish story teller
  • 1788-01-08 Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Royal Swedish Academy of Music), born on Föllingsö, Östergötland (d. 1870)
  • 1790-01-09 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet (Lycksalighetens)
  • 1790-01-19 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)
  • 1792-01-12 Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (d. 1841)
  • 1793-11-28 Carl Jonas Love Almquist, Swedish composer (Tornrosens Buck)
  • 1794-08-15 Elias M. Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum), born in Femsjö, Sweden (d. 1878)
  • 1796-07-23 Franz Adolf Berwald, Swedish composer
  • 1799-03-20 Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (d. 1839)

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)
  • 1960-11-13 US Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt (divorced 1968)

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, 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 Tennis ace Stefan Edberg marries Annette Olsen 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)

HeartWedding of Interest

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


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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 293

  • 1035-11-12 Cnut (Canute) "The Great", King of Denmark. England, Norway and parts of Sweden. Reigned 1016-1035.
  • 1160-05-18 Erik IX Helgi, [The Saint], King of Sweden, dies
  • 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)
  • 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/Sweden, dies
  • 1512-01-02 Svante, Regent of Sweden (b. 1460)
  • 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 (b. 1513)
  • 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 Gustaaf 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 lethal arsenic poisoning at 43
  • 1592-11-17 John III of Sweden (b. 1537)
  • 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)
  • 1611-10-30 Karl IX, King of Sweden (1604-11), dies
  • 1621-12-13 Katarina Stenbock, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1535)
  • 1628-08-10 Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned

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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 of Sweden, dies at battle of Lutzen 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 (b. 1583)
  • 1654-08-28 Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna, Swedish earl/chancellor/regent, dies at 71
  • 1657-05-10 Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician (b. 1592)
  • 1657-09-07 Arvid Wittenberg, Swedish count, field marshal and privy councilor (b. 1606)
  • 1660-02-13 Charles X Gustaaf, king of Sweden (1654-60), dies at 37
  • 1667-05-25 Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (b. 1620)
  • 1672-04-22 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar/author/poet (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 (1644-54), dies
  • 1697-04-05 Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97), dies at 41
  • 1698-03-14 Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (b. 1622)
  • 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
  • 1708-12-22 Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (b. 1681)
  • 1713-06-01 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim), dies at 34
  • 1718-11-30 Charles XII, king of Sweden (1697-1718), dies during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway at 36
  • 1718-12-11 Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot dead invading Norway at Fortress of Fredriksten
  • 1735-09-27 Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist (b. 1705)
  • 1741-04-28 Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General and statesman (b. 1668)
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 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 (b. 1694)
  • 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)

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1778-01-10 Carolus linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, 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 (b. 1720)
  • 1778-08-28 Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/shipminister, dies
  • 1780-04-21 Ferdinand Zellbell the younger, Swedish composer, 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
  • 1786-05-21 Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist, dies at 43
  • 1789-05-25 Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist (b. 1751)
  • 1792-03-29 Gustav III, King of Sweden (1771-92), dies of wounds
  • 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)
  • 1818-02-15 Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18), dies at 69
  • 1819-09-14 Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist, dies
  • 1820-02-16 Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (b. 1758).
  • 1828-08-08 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (b. 1743)
  • 1837-02-07 King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (b. 1778)
  • 1839-02-07 Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (b. 1799)