Gustav I of Sweden

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Gustav I
Gustav Vasa.jpg
Gustav I portrayed in 1542 by Jakob Bincks.
King of Sweden
Reign6 June 1523 – 29 September 1560
Coronation6 June 1523
PredecessorChristian II
SuccessorEric XIV
Born(1496-05-12)12 May 1496 (assumed)
Rydboholm Castle, Sweden or
Lindholmen, Sweden
Died29 September 1560(1560-09-29) (aged 64)
Tre Kronor, Stockholm, Sweden
Burial21 December 1560
Uppsala Cathedral
SpouseCatherine of Saxe-Lauenburg
Margaret Leijonhufvud
Katarina Stenbock
IssueEric XIV of Sweden
John III of Sweden
Katharina Vasa
Cecilia, Margravine of Baden-Rodemachern
Magnus, Duke of Östergötland
Anna Maria, Countess Palatine of Veldenz
Sophia, Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg
Elizabeth, Duchess Mecklenburg-Gadebusch
Charles IX of Sweden
HouseHouse of Vasa
FatherErik Johansson Vasa
MotherCecilia Månsdotter Eka
ReligionLutheran Christianity , formerly Roman Catholic Christianity

Gustav I of Sweden, born 14 May 1496, dead 29 September 1560, was the King of Sweden from 1523 until his death in 1560.[1] During his reign, Sweden broke relationship with the Kalmar Union and the Roman Catholic Church.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sweden". World Statesmen. Retrieved 19 January 2015.

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