1909 in Sweden

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Police officers guard streetcars during the general strike.

Events from the year 1909 in Sweden



  • 4 August to 4 September - Swedish General Strike (The Great Strike of 1909)
    • High cost of living during WWI
    • Introduction of the 8-hour day at the end of 1910s[1]
  • 10 December – Selma Lagerlöf becomes the first woman to be given the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • The right for women to vote in municipal elections are extended to include married women, and women are made eligible to municipal councils.[2]
  • The phrase "Swedish man" are removed from the application forms to public offices and women are thereby approved as applicants to most public professions.[3]




  1. ^ Schön, Lennart (2012). An economic history of modern Sweden. London: Routledge. p. 233. ISBN 9780415671309.
  2. ^ Nordisk familjebok / Uggleupplagan. 15. Kromat - Ledvätska
  3. ^ "Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek: Akademikeryrken". Ub.gu.se. 2010-11-17. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
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