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1719 in Sweden

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1719 in Sweden

Events from the year 1719 in Sweden

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch – Ulrika Eleonora
  • Events

  • 23 January - The Riksdag of the Estates refuse the recognize Queen Ulrika Eleonora as monarch by inheritance, but agree to recognize her as monarch by election after she agrees to ratify a new constitution, Instrument of Government (1719), introducing a parliamentary system and a constitutional monarchy.
  • 27 January - The remains of Charles XII arrive to Karlberg Palace outside the capital.
  • 19 February - Queen Ulrika Eleonora signs the new constitution.
  • 19 February - The execution of Georg Heinrich von Görtz.
  • 21 February - The new constitution is applied and the absolute monarchy is thereby abolished.
  • 26 February - The burial of Charles XII.
  • 17 March - The coronation of Queen Ulrika Eleonora.
  • 10 April - Arvid Horn steps down as Privy Council Chancellery.
  • 15 May - Gustav Cronhielm appointed Privy Council Chancellery.
  • July to August - The Russian Pillage of 1719-1721.
  • 24 July - Nyköping is burned during the Russian Pillage of 1719-1721.
  • 13 August - The Russian unsuccessfully attacks Stockholm in the Battle of Stäket during the Russian Pillage of 1719-1721.
  • 19 August - Norrtälje is burned during the Russian Pillage of 1719-1721
  • 9 November – Peace between Sweden and Hannover.
  • 9 December - Arvid Horn replace Gustav Cronhielm as Privy Council Chancellery.
  • - Formation of the Caps (party) and Hats (party).
  • - The Södermalm riots, one of the biggest riots in Stockholm history, originating from a fight in a brothel, spread in the poorer areas of Stockholm were it lasts for several days, resulting in a great deal of damage.
  • - Boërosia by Nils Hufwedsson Dal
  • Births

  • 5 April - Axel von Fersen the Elder, politician (died 1794)
  • - Petter Stenborg, actor and theater director (died 1781)
  • - Charlotta Sparre, courtier (died 1795)
  • Deaths

  • February 19 - Georg Heinrich von Görtz, diplomat and royal favorite (born 1688)
  • - Catharina Wallenstedt, letter writer (born 1627)
  • References

    1719 in Sweden Wikipedia


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