1859 in Sweden

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Events from the year 1859 in Sweden



  • 8 July – Charles XV succeeded his father Oscar I of Sweden
  • The Swedish Art Music Society is founded.
  • Inauguration of the Stora Teatern in Gothenburg.
  • The beginning of the Tidskrift för hemmet, the first women's magazine in the Nordic countries.
  • The post of college teacher and lower official at public institutions are open to women.[1]
  • The first institute for the intellectually disabled is founded by Sophia Wilkens.
  • The first seminar for adult women, Lärokurs för fruntimmer is opened in the capital, resulting in the foundation of the Royal Seminary two years later.
  • Women are explicitly permitted to engage freely and without restrictions in all kinds of retail business in both the cities as well as the countryside and to manage village general stores without inheriting them (married women, however, would as minors still be obliged to provide a permit from their spouse as well).[2]




  1. ^ Sidansvarig: KvinnSam. "Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek: Årtalslistor". Ub.gu.se. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  2. ^ Du Rietz, Anita, Kvinnors entreprenörskap: under 400 år, 1. uppl., Dialogos, Stockholm, 2013
  3. ^ Hofberg, Herman (ed.). "Jungstedt, Axel Adolf Harald". Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon (in Swedish). Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Förlag. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  4. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Axel Jungstedt". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  5. ^ Carlquist, G (1924). "Oskar I". In Blangstrup, Chr. (ed.). Salmonsens Konversationsleksikon (in Danish). 18 (2 ed.). Copenhagen: J.H. Schultz Forlagsboghandel. pp. 647–649. Retrieved 19 November 2014.

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