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1566 in Sweden

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1566 in Sweden

Events from the year 1566 in Sweden

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch – Eric XIV
  • Events

  • 26 March - 250 Swedes die in an attempt to capture Bohus Fortress.
  • June - Nils Svantesson Sture falls from favor with the monarch and are exposed to public humiliation.
  • 13 July – The Danes burn Bogesund.
  • 15 July – The Danes burn Falköping.
  • 23 July – The Danes burn Skara domkyrka.
  • 26 July - Action of 26 July 1566
  • - Ivan the Terrible ask to have the King's sister-in-law Catherine Jagiellon delivered as a hostage to use against Poland.
  • - The Danes under Daniel Rantzau pillage Västergötland, while the Swedes pillage Skåne.
  • Births

  • 20 June - Sigismund III Vasa, monarch (died 1632)
  • 15 October - Sigrid of Sweden (1566–1633), princess (died 1633)
  • Deaths

  • September 9 - Klas Horn, naval admiral (born 1517)
  • References

    1566 in Sweden Wikipedia


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