Monarch – John III
- Swedish conquest of Narva under Pontus De la Gardie.
7 May - Wedding of Princess Elizabeth of Sweden and Christopher, Duke of Mecklenburg.
- Oeconomia eller Hushållsbok för ungt adelsfolk by Per Brahe.
- Johannes Rudbeckius, bishop at Västerås, chaplain of the king (died 1646)
1581 in Sweden Wikipedia
Events from the year 1581 in Sweden