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- 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.
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)
- Karin Hansdotter, royal lover (born 1539)
1596 in Sweden Wikipedia
Events from the year 1596 in Sweden