1567 in Sweden

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Svante Stensson Sture by Domenicus Verwilt.

Events from the year 1567 in Sweden



  • 3 February - Polish victory at the Battle of Runafer in Estonia.
  • 24 May - The King endures a fit of insanity during which he commits the Sture Murders.
  • May - Swedish invasion of Norway.
  • 13 July - The King unofficially marries Karin Månsdotter.
  • October - The regency council, which rules during the illness of the King, releases Prince John.
  • October - The Danish army under Daniel Rantzau invades Sweden through Halland, Västergötland and Östergötland, during which he pillages Jönköping, Vadstena and Alvastra and settles in Skänninge.
  • 20 November - Linköping is burnt when the Swedish army pursues the Danes out of Sweden.
  • December - Söderköping is burnt.
  • 3 December - Norrköping is burnt.
  • 28 December - The King's secret marriage to Karin Månsdotter is revealed.




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