1872 in Sweden

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Betty Pettersson, the first woman to study in a Swedish university.

Events from the year 1872 in Sweden

Events[edit]

  • 27 February - Betty Pettersson is accepted as a student at the Uppsala university, and thereby becomes the first female university student in Sweden.[1]
  • - Women are granted unlimited right to choose marriage partner without the need of any permission from her family, and arranged marriages are thereby banned (women of the nobility, however, are not granted the same right until 1882).[2]
  • - Folk schools are given state support.[3]
  • - Linköping Central Station is completed

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Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Österberg, Carin et al., Svenska kvinnor: föregångare, nyskapare (Swedish women: Predecessors, successors) Lund: Signum 1990. (ISBN 91-87896-03-6) (In Swedish)
  2. ^ Nordisk familjebok / Uggleupplagan. 9. Fruktodling - Gossensass / 1139-1140 (1908)
  3. ^ Hadenius, Stig, Nilsson, Torbjörn & Åselius, Gunnar, Sveriges historia: vad varje svensk bör veta, Bonnier Alba, Stockholm, 1996