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1874 in Sweden

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1874 in Sweden

Events from the year 1874 in Sweden



  • Monarch – Oscar II
  • Events

  • 27 April – Hildegard Björck becomes the first Swedish woman to complete an academic degree.
  • In accordance with the recommendations of the progressive Girl School Committee of 1866, girl schools who meets the demands are given governmental support.
  • In accordance with the Girl School Committee of 1866, Wallinska skolan becomes the first girl school permitted to issue first professional degrees to females.
  • Married women granted control over their own income.
  • The inauguration of the Grand Hôtel (Stockholm).
  • Foundation of the Långholmen Prison
  • Maria Stenkula opens the Malmö högre läroverk för flickor
  • Establishment of the Prästerskapets Änke- och Pupillkassa, a retirement fund for widows of priests.
  • Foundation of the Swedish Publicists' Association.
  • Foundation of the Friends of Handicraft.
  • Births

  • 11 February – Elsa Beskow, author and illustrator (died 1954)
  • 5 July – Anna Lang, harpist (died 1920)
  • Deaths

  • 23 March- Gertrud Ahlgren, cunning woman and natural healer (born 1782)
  • 21 June – Anders Jonas Ångström physicist and one of the founders of the science of spectroscopy (born 1814)
  • 6 November - Anders Selinder, ballet master (born 1806)
  • References

    1874 in Sweden Wikipedia

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