|Covid-19|27 February - Betty Pettersson is accepted as a student at the Uppsala university, and thereby becomes the first female university student in Sweden.
- Women are granted unlimited right to choose marriage partner without the need of any permission from her family, and arranged marriages are thereby banned (women of the nobility, however, are not granted the same right until 1882).
- Folk schools are given state support.
- Linköping Central Station is completed
1 May – Hugo Alfvén, musician (died 1960)
22 March - Karolina Bock, actress (born 1792)
3 September - Immanuel Nobel, engineer, architect, inventor and industrialist (born 1801)
20 November – Lars Johan Hierta, publisher (born 1801)
1872 in Sweden Wikipedia
Events from the year 1872 in Sweden