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1544 in Sweden

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1544 in Sweden

Events from the year 1544 in Sweden

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch – Gustav I
  • Events

  • - The Västerås arvförening declare Sweden to be a Hereditary monarchy, with the right of the eldest legitimate son to be heir to the throne and the younger sons to be Dukes. It is also officially declared a Protestant Kingdom: Requiem, the worship of saints and pilgrimages is banned, crucifixes is removed from the churches, and the opposition to the new religious order is declared heretics.
  • - Olaus Magnus is appointed Catholic Arch Bishop of Sweden by the pope in his exile in Rome.
  • The former nuns of the Skänninge Abbey are forcibly moved to Vreta Abbey.
  • Deaths

  • - Johannes Magnus, last Catholic archbishop (born 1488)
  • References

    1544 in Sweden Wikipedia


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