1754 in Sweden

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Alexander Roslin's portrait of Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz made during the latter's stay in Paris in 1754 (in the collection of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, Stockholm to which it was bequested by Adelcrantz)[1]

Events from the year 1754 in Sweden



  • - Foundation of the Stenborg Company, the first known Swedish language theater group to tour Sweden and Finland.
  • - The cause célèbre of Risbadstugan.
  • - New law on suicide: people who falsely admitted guilt or committed crimes with the intent of committing suicide through execution were to be punished by pillorying and imprisoned rather than executed.[2]




  1. ^ Alexander Roslin, ed. Magnus Olausson, p. 135
  2. ^ Ohlander, Ann-Sofie, Kärlek, död och frihet: historiska uppsatser om människovärde och livsvillkor i Sverige, Norstedt, Stockholm, 1985