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1632 in Sweden

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1632 in Sweden

Events from the year 1632 in Sweden



  • Foundation of the Rudbeckii flickskola, the first school for girls.
  • March – Thirty Years' War – Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden invades Bavaria with his army.
  • April 15 – Thirty Years' War – Gustavus Adolphus defeats Tilly for the second time within a year at the Battle of Rain. Tilly is severely wounded during the battle.
  • May – Thirty Years' War – Munich, capital of Bavaria, is captured by the Swedish army.
  • September 9 – Thirty Years' War – Besieged by Wallenstein at Nuremberg, Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus attempts to break the siege, but is defeated in the Battle of the Alte Veste.
  • October 15 – Official opening of the University of Tartu in Swedish Livonia.
  • November 16 – Thirty Years' War – Battle of Lützen – Swedish king Gustavus II Adolphus leads an assault on Wallenstein's army, but is killed early in the battle. Despite the king's death, the Swedish commanders manage to rally the army and eventually defeat Wallenstein's army. As a result, Wallenstein withdraws from Saxony.
  • Following the death of Gustavus Adolphus, king of Sweden, he is succeeded by his 6-year-old daughter Christina while five regents, headed by Axel Oxenstierna, govern the country since she is underage.
  • Catharina Stopia is appointed to succeed her deceased spouse as Sweden's ambassador to Russia, and thereby becomes the first female diplomat of her country.
  • Births

  • 29 January - Elsa Elisabeth Brahe, princess (died 1689)
  • 16 December - Erik Benzelius the Elder, theologian and archbishop (died 1709)
  • References

    1632 in Sweden Wikipedia

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