13
November
  Advertisement
Home  /  Timelines  /  Sweden
Sweden
Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....
Timeline of Events
1220
8.8.1220
Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula.
1240
7.15.1240
Swedish-Novgorodian Wars: a Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
1323
8.12.1323
Signature of the Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia), that regulates the border between the two countries for the first time.
1456
10.17.1456
The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia)
1471
10.10.1471
Battle of Brunkeberg in Stockholm: Sten Sture the Elder, the Regent of Sweden, with the help of farmers and miners, repels an attack by Christian I, King of Denmark.
1520
1.18.1520
King Christian II of Denmark and Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Åsunden.
11.8.1520
Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
11.10.1520
Danish King Christian II executes dozens of people in the Stockholm Bloodbath after a successful invasion of Sweden.
1523
6.6.1523
Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union.
1528
1.12.1528
Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.
1594
2.19.1594
Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.
1600
3.20.1600
The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden.
1605
9.27.1605
The armies of Sweden are defeated by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
1617
2.27.1617
Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
1628
8.10.1628
The Swedish warship ship sinks in the Stockholm harbour after only about 20 minutes of her maiden voyage.
1630
7.6.1630
Thirty-Years War: 4,000 Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania, Germany.
1632
4.15.1632
Battle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War.
1638
3.29.1638
Swedish colonists establish the first settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
1647
3.14.1647
Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
1656
7.18.1656
Polish-Lithuanian forces clash with Sweden and its Brandenburg allies in the start of what is to be known as The Battle of Warsaw which ends in a decisive Swedish victory.
7.20.1656
Swedish forces under the command of King Charles X Gustav defeat the forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the Battle of Warsaw.
1658
2.26.1658
Treaty of Roskilde: After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655–1661), the King of Denmark-Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden to save the rest.
1659
2.11.1659
The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
1660
4.23.1660
Treaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland.
1661
7.16.1661
The first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco.
1676
12.4.1676
Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt.
1700
2.28.1700
Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
3.1.1700
Sweden introduces its own Swedish calendar, in an attempt to gradually merge into the Gregorian calendar, reverts to the Julian calendar on this date in 1712, and introduces the Gregorian Calendar on this date in 1753.
1706
2.3.1706
During the Battle of Fraustadt Swedish forces defeat a superior Saxon-Polish-Russian force by deploying a double envelopment.
1708
9.28.1708
Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya.
1712
2.29.1712
February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style.
1720
1.21.1720
Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm.
1753
2.17.1753
In Sweden February 17 is followed by March 1 as the country moves from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.
1762
5.22.1762
Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg.
1772
8.19.1772
Gustavus III of Sweden stages a Coup d'état, in which he assumes power and enacts a new constitution that divides power between the Riksdag and the King.
8.21.1772
King Gustav III completes his coup d'état by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
1794
3.27.1794
Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
1808
5.3.1808
Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
9.13.1808
Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero.
1809
3.22.1809
Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.