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1596 in Sweden

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1596 in Sweden

Events from the year 1596 in Sweden

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch – Sigismund
  • Events

  • - An embassy from Poland arrive to support the personal union between Sweden and Poland.
  • 25 November - A peasant uprising in the province of Finland results in the Cudgel War.
  • - Arch Bishop Abraham Angermannus organize a religious inspection tour through the provinces to eradicate all remains of Catholicism, Paganism and other non-Lutheran practices.
  • - Sweden is afflicted with bad harvests and subsequent hunger.
  • Births

  • 1 January - Elizabeth Ribbing, morganatic consort of prince Carl Philip (died 1662)
  • - Princess Maria Elizabeth of Sweden, princess (died 1618)
  • - Johan Banér, Field Marshal (died 1641)
  • - Ebba Brahe, love interest of King Gustavus Adolphus (died 1674)
  • Deaths

  • - Karin Hansdotter, royal lover (born 1539)
  • References

    1596 in Sweden Wikipedia


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