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1888 in Sweden

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1888 in Sweden

Events from the year 1888 in Sweden

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch – Oscar II
  • Prime Minister – Robert Themptander, Gillis Bildt
  • Events

  • 6 February – Gillis Bildt assumed the position of prime minister
  • 25 June – The Umeå city fire destroyed most of the city of Umeå
  • 30 September – Elizabeth Stride is murdered in Whitechapel in London.
  • - The Iron Ore Line is opened.
  • - The trade union Swedish Metalworkers' Union is formed.
  • - The mursmäckas launched a strike in Stockholm to raise their salary. This attracted a great deal of attention because of their gender, and the newspapers called it The Women's Strike.
  • - The temperance activist Emilie Rathou became the first woman in Sweden to demand the right for women suffrage in a public speech.
  • - The Fotografiska Föreningen (Photographic Society) is founded: the first woman, Anna Hwass, is made a member of the board.
  • - The morganatic marriage between Prince Oscar and Ebba Munck cause a scandal.
  • Births

  • 26 January - Lisa Steier, ballerina and ballet master (died 1928).
  • 18 March – Axel Janse, gymnast (died 1973).
  • 26 March – Elsa Brändström, nurse and philanthropist (died 1948)
  • 14 December – Åke Lundeberg, sport shooter (died 1939).
  • 18 December – Mauritz Eriksson, sport shooter (died 1947).
  • Deaths

  • 21 July – Victoria Benedictsson, writer (born 1850)
  • 7 February – Aurore von Haxthausen, composer (born 1830)
  • References

    1888 in Sweden Wikipedia


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