On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1772

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

1772 Highlights

About August 19, 1772

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 249 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo