Monarch – Oscar I
1 January - The Telegraphynet between the most important cities in Sweden are completed.
1 July - The first Swedish Postage stamp.
4 May - Kyrkoplikt as well as all remaining forms of Public humiliation and Corporal punishments are abolished.
- The Great Awakening established in Sweden.
- Inauguration of the Gothenburg Synagogue.
- Lea Ahlborn is appointed royal printmaker, which formally makes her the first female civil servant in Sweden.
- Frederique Hammarstedt takes over the Hammarstedtska skolan.
- KFUM Jönköping
- Klosterskolan (Uppsala), the first training college for female teachers, is founded.
- Svenska lärarinnors pensionsförening (The Society for Retired Female Teachers) is founded by initiative of Josefina Deland.
- A reform abolishes the use of Pillory and the Pranger, by then already in practice outdated and seldom used.
25 April – Hjalmar Lundbohm, geologist and chemist (died 1926)
10 June - Hilma Angered Strandberg, writer (died 1927)
19 November - Anna Branting, journalist and writer (died 1950)
23 September - Ellen Fries, writer (died 1900)
7 December - Gunhild Rosén, ballerina and ballet master (died 1928)
15 February - Emilia Uggla, pianist (born 1819)
7 May – Wendela Gustafva Sparre, textile artist and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts (born 1772)
27 August – Hans Olov Holmström, bishop (born 1784)
- Marie Antoinette Petersén, violinist (born 1771)
1855 in Sweden Wikipedia
Events from the year 1855 in Sweden