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1720 in Sweden

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1720 in Sweden

Events from the year 1720 in Sweden

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Events

  • February 29 – Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden resigns to let her husband Frederick I take over as king of Sweden. She had desired a joint rule, in a similar manner to William and Mary in Britain, but as the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates refuses this, she abdicates in her husband's favour instead.
  • March 24 – The Riksdag of the Estates elects Frederick I new King of Sweden.
  • 22 April – Arvid Horn elected president of the Privy Council Chancellery.
  • 2 May - A new constitution is passed were the government power passes from the monarch to the council.
  • 3 May - Coronation of Frederick I.
  • 3 July - Peace between Sweden and Denmark in the Treaty of Frederiksborg.
  • 27 July - Battle of Grengam
  • 27 July - The first national guild regulation is introduced, which replaces all the local guild regulations and is in place until the abolition of the guild system in 1846.
  • - Kurbits
  • - A new sumptuary law bans the use of silk clothing for servants (the law is reversed in 1739).
  • Births

  • January - Charlotta Löfgren, poet (died 1784)
  • 30 January - Charles De Geer, etymologist (died 1778)
  • 27 May - Catharina Ebba Horn, royal mistress (died 1781)
  • 12 June - Sven Rinman, chemist (died 1792)
  • 8 August - Carl Fredrik Pechlin, politician (died 1796)
  • 18 November - Per Abraham Örnsköld, governor (died 1791)
  • - Karin Olofsdotter, religious leader (died 1790)
  • - Margareta Stafhell, chalcography artist (died 1762)
  • Deaths

  • 24 March - Johan Peringskiöld, antiquarian (born 1654)
  • 27 May - Catherine of Pfalz-Zweibrücken (1661–1720), princess (born 1661)
  • References

    1720 in Sweden Wikipedia


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