1596 in Sweden

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A memorial plaque dedicated to the fallen peasants
A Cudgel War memorial

Events from the year 1596 in Sweden



  • - An embassy from Poland arrive to support the personal union between Sweden and Poland.
  • 25 November - A peasant uprising in the province of Finland results in the Cudgel War.[1]
  • - Archbishop Abraham Angermannus organizes a religious inspection tour through the provinces to eradicate all remains of Catholicism, Paganism and other non-Lutheran practices.
  • - Sweden is afflicted with bad harvests and subsequent hunger.




  1. ^ Krohn, J. Kertomuksia Suomen Historiasta, Kansallisseura, Helsinki 1914
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