On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1772

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

King Gustav III seizes effective control of Swedish government and restores full power of monarchy, which had been subordinate to parliament since 1720

King of Sweden Gustav III
King of Sweden
Gustav III

1772 Highlights

About August 19, 1772

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 248 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo