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1718 in Sweden

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1718 in Sweden

Events from the year 1718 in Sweden

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch – Charles XII
  • Events

  • April - The royal privateer Lars Gathenhielm dies and his widow Ingela Gathenhielm takes over his Baltic privateer- and pirate empire.
  • May - Charles XII issue peace negotiations with Russia on Åland, handled by Georg Heinrich von Görtz, in a hope to conquer the Danish province of Norway with Russian help.
  • August - The Carolean Death March on Tröndelag in Norway.
  • October 30 - Charles XII attacks Norway.
  • November 12 - Georg Heinrich von Görtz leaves the negotiations with Russia with a proposed peace treaty.
  • November 30 – King Charles XII of Sweden is killed at Fredrikshald.
  • December 1 - The brother-in-law of Charles XII and spouse of Princess Ulrika Eleonora, Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp, discontinue the Siege of Fredrikshald.
  • December 2 - Georg Heinrich von Görtz is arrested by Frederick of Hesse for supporting Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, the rival of Ulrika Eleonora to the throne.
  • December 5 - The news of the death of Charles XII reaches Stockholm.
  • December 6 – Following the death of Charles XII on November 30, his sister Ulrika Eleonora proclaims herself Queen regnant of Sweden, as the news of her brother's death reaches Stockholm.
  • Births

  • 15 July – Alexander Roslin, painter (died 1793)
  • 28 November – Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht, writer and poet (died 1763)
  • October 25 - Reinhold Angerstein, metallurgist (died 1760)
  • Anna Maria Hjärne, courtier (died 1798)
  • Deaths

  • April – Lars Gathenhielm, privateer and pirate (born 1689)
  • November 30 – King Charles XII of Sweden, monarch (born 1682)
  • References

    1718 in Sweden Wikipedia


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