1522 in Sweden
Events from the year 1522 in Sweden Monarch – Christian - Örebro Castle is taken by the rebels. - Västerås Castle is taken by the rebels, - The Danish fleet burns Åbo. - The Danish fleet under command of Søren Norby reach the besieged Stockholm, - Gustav Vasa makes a treaty with Hanseatic Lübeck and establishes the Swedish fleet. - Lübeck declare war against Denmark, - Lübeck and Danzig form an alliance with Frederick I of Denmark against Christian II of Denmark. - With the assistance of the fleet provided by their Hanseatic allies, - The Swedish fleet rebuff another rescue expedition of Sören Norby to Stockholm. 22 July - Arvid Kurck, bishop
Prime Minister of Sweden
The Prime Minister is the head of government in Sweden. Before the creation of the office of a Prime Minister in 1876, Sweden did not have a head of government separate from its head of state, namely the King, in whom the executive authority was vested. Louis Gerhard De Geer, the architect behind the new bicameral Riksdag of 1866 that replaced the centuries-old Riksdag of the Estates, the current Prime Minister of Sweden is Stefan Löfven, leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party. Before 1876, when the office of a prime minister was created. Historically though, the most senior member of the Privy Council had certain similarities to the office of a head of government. When the office of the Prime Minister was created in 1876, unlike the Minister for Justice, the Minister for Foreign Affairs did however continue to be styled as Excellency, an honour shared only with the Prime Minister. From that time onward, the Prime Minister depended on the support of a majority in the Riksdag, over time, the Prime Minister came to de facto exercise the Royal prerogatives.
However, the Swedish term used for the Government during this period, maj, t, an abbreviation of Kunglig Majestät. Until 1974, the authority in Sweden had been exercised through the King in Council. The Speaker holds consultations with the party leaders and appoints a Prime Minister-designate, if the Prime Minister-designate is approved he or she chooses which and how many members are to be included in his or her government. With the exception of the Prime Minister, cabinet ministers do not need the approval of the Riksdag, if the Prime Minister is forced by a vote of no confidence to resign, the entire cabinet falls, and the process of electing a Prime minister starts over. The Prime Minister can dissolve the Riksdag, even receiving a vote of no confidence. The Instrument of Government requires that the Prime Minister appoint a member of the cabinet as Deputy Prime Minister, however, if a Deputy Prime Minister is absent or has not been appointed, the senior minister in the cabinet becomes acting head of government.
If more than one minister has equal tenure, the eldest assumes the position, on paper, the Prime Ministers position is stronger than that of his counterparts in Denmark and Norway. This is because the Swedish prime minister is an office with duties specifically enumerated in the Instrument of Government. In the two neighboring Scandinavian monarchies, the monarch is the chief executive, but is bound by convention to act on the advice of the ministers. The government offices, including the Prime Ministers office, is located at Rosenbad in central Stockholm, in 1991 Sager House was acquired, and since 1995 it has served as the private residence of the Prime Minister. Harpsund, a house in Flen Municipality, Södermanland County, has served as a country residence for the Prime Minister since 1953
1523 in Sweden
Events from the year 1523 in Sweden May - The Swedes takes Kalmar from the Danes after the Conquest of Kalmar. June - Gustav Vasa is elected King in Strängnäs and the Kalmar Union is thereby formally dissolved, june - The city of Stockholm is taken by the Swedes after the Conquest of Stockholm. June - Stockholm Castle is taken by the Swedes, june - Gustav Vasa make his formal entry to Stockholm and is celebrated as King. November - The last Danish-held stronghold in Sweden-Finland, Viborg Castle, is taken by the Swedes
1535 in Sweden
Events from the year 1535 in Sweden Monarch – Gustav I13 January - Swedish victory at the Battle of Helsingborg. 20 April - The appearance of Sun dogs leads to the painting of the Vädersolstavlan, June - Swedish victory at the Battle of Bornholm. 11 June - Swedish victory at the Battle of Öxnebjerg,16 June – Swedish victory at the Battle of Little Belt. November – Swedish victory at the Sea Battle of Copenhagen,22 July - Catherine Stenbock, queen July - Gustav Trolle, archbishop 23 September - Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, queen Media related to 1535 in Sweden at Wikimedia Commons