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Prime Minister – Robert Themptander, Gillis Bildt
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.
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).
21 July – Victoria Benedictsson, writer (born 1850)
7 February – Aurore von Haxthausen, composer (born 1830)
1888 in Sweden Wikipedia
Events from the year 1888 in Sweden