1568 in Sweden

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Erik XIV and Karin Månsdotter

Events from the year 1568 in Sweden

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  • January - The Danes under Daniel Rantzau march toward Stockholm, but because of the lack of reinforcements, the Danish army turns back toward Halland.
  • May - Eric XIV recuperates from his mental illness and resume government.
  • 4 July - The second, official wedding between Eric XIV and Karin Månsdotter.
  • 5 July - Coronation of Karin Månsdotter.
  • 12 July - The brothers of the King, John and Charles, rebels against Eric XIV in Östergötland, and John is declared regent by the rebels.
  • August - The Swedes takes Sonnenburg on Ösel from the Danes.
  • 1 September - The rebels conquer the capital of Stockholm.
  • 22 September - Jöran Persson is arrested and executed.
  • 29 September - The King is arrested, imprisoned and deposed by his brothers
  • 30 September - John III of Sweden is declared King.
  • 30 September - Armistice with Poland.
  • autumn - Armistice with the Teutonic Order.
  • 18 November - Armistice with Denmark.

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