|Covid-19|Monarch – Gustav III
- Carl Wilhelm Scheele creates Glycerol.
- The first theater in Gothenburg, Comediehuset, is inaugurated.
26 July - Erik Gustaf Göthe, sculptor (died 1838)
20 August - Jöns Jacob Berzelius, chemist (died 1848)
15 October - Johan Olof Wallin, orator, poet and archbishop (died 1839)
- Charlotta Aurora De Geer, salonist (died 1834)
16 November - Pehr Kalm, explorer (born 1716)
- Henrika Juliana von Liewen, salonist (born 1709)
Jean François Beylon, courtier (born 1717)
1779 in Sweden Wikipedia
Events from the year 1779 in Sweden