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Encyclopedia > John III of Sweden
John IIIKing of Sweden
John III
King of Sweden
  Swedish Royalty
  House of Vasa

Gustav I
Children
   Eric, John, Catherine, Cecilia, Magnus, Anna, Sofia, Elizabeth, Charles
Eric XIV
Children
   Sigrid, Gustav
John III
Children
   Sigismund, Princess Anna, John
Sigismund
Children
   Władysław IV, John II Casimir, John Albert, Charles Ferdinand, Alexander Charles, Anna Catherine Konstantia
Charles IX
Children
   Catherine, Gustav Adolf, Maria Elizabeth, Christina, Carl Philip
Grandson
   Charles X Gustav
Gustav II Adolf
Children
   Christina
Christina

John III (Johan III) (December 23, 1537November 17, 1592) was King of Sweden from 1568 until his death. He was also the ruler of Finland as Duke John or Hertig Johan (15561563). In 1581 he assumed also the title the Grand Duke of Finland. Image File history File links John_III_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links John_III_of_Sweden. ... The Vasa Coat of Arms The House of Vasa was the Royal House of Sweden (1523-1654) and of Poland (1587-1668). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (733x907, 190 KB) Snopek coat of arms, the arms of the Vasa dynasty and various kings of both Poland and Sweden made by Halibutt in Blender and GIMP Based on the excellent French Wikipédia:Projet/Blasons and help from w... Gustav I of Sweden, commonly known as Gustav Vasa, but originally known as Gustav Eriksson (May 12, 1496 – September 29, 1560) was King of Sweden from 1523 until his death. ... Eric XIV (December 13, 1533 – February 26, 1577) was King of Sweden from 1560 until he was deposed in 1568. ... Princess Catherine of Sweden (Prinsessan Katarina) (November 10, 1584 – December 13, 1638) was the daughter of Charles IX of Sweden. ... Cecilia of Sweden, also Cecilia Vasa (Stockholm, November 16, 1540 - 1627), was Princess of Sweden and daughter of King Gustav I and Queen Margareta Leijonhufvud. ... Charles IX (Karl IX) (October 4, 1550 – October 30, 1611), was King of Sweden from 1604 until his death. ... Eric XIV (December 13, 1533 – February 26, 1577) was King of Sweden from 1560 until he was deposed in 1568. ... Reign in Poland September 18, 1587 – April 19, 1632. ... Reign in Poland September 18, 1587 – April 19, 1632. ... Reign in Poland November 8, 1632 – May 20, 1648. ... Reign From November, 1648 until September 16, 1668 Elected In November 1648 in Wola, today suburb of Warsaw, Poland Coronation On January 19, 1649 in the Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Poland Royal House Vasa Parents Zygmunt III Waza Constance of Austria Consorts Ludwika Maria Children with Ludwika Maria Maria Anna... John Albert Vasa (Jan Albert Waza) (June 25, 1612 – December 29, 1634), bishop of Warmia and Kraków, cardinal. ... Charles Ferdinand Vasa (Karol Ferdynand Vasa) (1613-1655), was Duke of Opole from 1648 to 1655. ... Alexander Charles Vasa (Aleksander Karol Waza) (November 4, 1614 – November 19, 1634) was the fifth son of King Sigismund III of Poland and his wife Constance of Austria. ... Charles IX (Karl IX) (October 4, 1550 – October 30, 1611), was King of Sweden from 1604 until his death. ... Princess Catherine of Sweden (Prinsessan Katarina) (November 10, 1584 – December 13, 1638) was the daughter of Charles IX of Sweden. ... Gustav II Adolf (also known as Gustaf Adolf den store or Gustavus II Adolphus) (December 9, 1594 – November 6, 1632 O.S.), widely known by the Latinized name Gustavus Adolphus and referred to by Protestants as the Lion of the North, was King of Sweden from 1611 until his death. ... For the present-day Prince Carl Philip, please refer to Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Wermelandia. ... Charles X Gustav (Karl X Gustav) (November 8, 1622 – February 13, 1660), was King of Sweden from 1654 until his death. ... Gustav II Adolf (also known as Gustaf Adolf den store or Gustavus II Adolphus) (December 9, 1594 – November 6, 1632 O.S.), widely known by the Latinized name Gustavus Adolphus and referred to by Protestants as the Lion of the North, was King of Sweden from 1611 until his death. ... Christina (Kristina) (December 8, 1626 – April 19, 1689), later known as Maria Christina Alexandra and sometimes Count Dohna, was Queen regnant of Sweden from 1632 to 1654. ... Christina (Kristina) (December 8, 1626 – April 19, 1689), later known as Maria Christina Alexandra and sometimes Count Dohna, was Queen regnant of Sweden from 1632 to 1654. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... Events January 6 - Alessandro de Medici assassinated August 25 - The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, was formed. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece. ... Events January 30 - The death of Pope Innocent IX during the previous year had left the Papal throne vacant. ... Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system. ... Events March 23 - Peace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. ... Events January 16 - Abdication of Emperor Charles V. His son, Philip II becomes King of Spain, while his brother Ferdinand becomes Holy Roman Emperor January 23 - The Shaanxi earthquake, the deadliest earthquake in history, occurs with its epicenter in Shaanxi province, China. ... Events February 1 - Sarsa Dengel succeeds his father Menas as Emperor of Ethiopia February 18 - The Duke of Guise is assassinated while besieging Orléans March - Peace of Amboise. ... Events January 16 - English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism April 4 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. July 26 - The Northern Netherlands proclaim their independence from Spain in the Oath of Abjuration. ... Grand Duke of Finland, more correctly Grand Prince of Finland, (Finnish: Suomen suuriruhtinas, Swedish: Storfurste av Finland) was a title in use, sometimes sporadically, between 1584 and 1808. ...


He was the second son of Gustav Vasa (1523–1560). As a Duke of Finland he opposed his half-brother Eric XIV of Sweden (1560–1568) who crushed his rebellion in Finland in 1563 and imprisoned him. Being released from prison, probably because of his brother's insanity, John again joined the opposition, deposed Eric and made himself the king. Shortly after this John executed his brother's most trusted counsellor, Jöran Persson, whom he held largely responsible for his harsh treatment while in prison. Gustav I of Sweden, commonly known as Gustav Vasa, but originally known as Gustav Eriksson (May 12, 1496 – September 29, 1560) was King of Sweden from 1523 until his death. ... Eric XIV (December 13, 1533 – February 26, 1577) was King of Sweden from 1560 until he was deposed in 1568. ... Events February 1 - Sarsa Dengel succeeds his father Menas as Emperor of Ethiopia February 18 - The Duke of Guise is assassinated while besieging Orléans March - Peace of Amboise. ... Jöran Persson, alternatively Göran Persson (c. ...


John finished the Scandinavian Seven Years' War in 1570 without many Swedish concessions and during the following years he successfully fought Russia until 1582, a war that meant a Swedish-Finnish reconquest of Narva. As a whole his foreign policy was affected by his connection to Poland of which country his son Zygmunt III Vasa (1587–1632) was made king in 1587. Fredrik II attacks Älvsborg 1563 The Northern Seven Years War (also known as the Nordic Seven Years War, the First Northern War or the Seven Years War in Scandinavia) was the war between Sweden and a coalition of Denmark-Norway, Lubeck and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, fought between 1563 and 1570. ... Events January 23 - The assassination of regent James Stewart, Earl of Moray throws Scotland into civil war February 25 - Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England with the bull Regnans in Excelsis May 20 - Abraham Ortelius issues the first modern atlas. ... Events January 15 - Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland February 24 - Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar. ... The traditional lands of Sweden. ... The reconstructed fortress of Narva (to the left) overlooking the Russian fortress of Ivangorod (to the right). ... Reign in Poland September 18, 1587 – April 19, 1632. ... 1587 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar. ...


In domestic politics John showed clear Catholic sympathies, inspired by his Polish queen, a fact that created frictions to the Swedish clergy and nobility. From time to time he was also at oods with his younger brother Charles (afterwards Charles IX of Sweden). Besides he was an eager patron of art and architecture. Charles IX (Karl IX) (October 4, 1550 – October 30, 1611), was King of Sweden from 1604 until his death. ... Generally, patronage is the act of supporting or favoring some person, group, or institution. ...


John married his first wife, Catherine Jagellonica of Poland (15261583), house of Jagiello, in Vilnius on October 4, 1562. In Sweden she is known as Katarina Jagellonica and she was the sister of king Sigismund II of Poland. Their children were: Catherine Jagellonica Catherine Jagiellonica of Poland, (1526 - 1583), was the youngest daughter of Sigismund I of Poland and Bona Sforza, heir to her mothers claim to the title of King of Jerusalem. ... Events January 14 - Treaty of Madrid. ... 1583 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... The Jagiellons were a royal dynasty which reigned in some Central European countries between the 14th and 16th century. ... Location Ethnographic region Dzūkija County Vilnius County Municipality Vilnius city municipality Elderate Number of elderates 20 Coordinates General information Capital of Lithuania Vilnius County Vilnius city municipality Vilnius district municipality Population (rank) 540,318 in 2005 (1st) First mentioned 1323 Granted city rights 1387 Vilnius ( (help· info), Belarusian: , Polish... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events Earliest English slave-trading expedition under John Hawkins. ... Reign From April 1, 1548 until July 6, 1572 Coronation On September 15, 1697 in the Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Poland Royal House Jagiellon Parents Zygmunt I Stary Bona Sforza Consorts Elżbieta Habsburzanka Barbara Radziwiłł Katarzyna Austriaczka Barbara Giżycka Children with Barbara Giżycka Barbara Date of Birth...

  1. Isabella (15641566)
  2. Sigismund King of Sweden (1592–1599), and King of Poland (15661632)
  3. Anna (15681625)

He married his second wife Gunilla Bielke (1568–c. 1592) on February 21, 1584 and together they had the son: Events March 27 — Naples bans kissing in public under the penalty of death June 22 — Fort Caroline, the first French attempt at colonizing the New World September 10 — The Battle of Kawanakajima Ottoman Turks invade Malta Modern pencil becomes common in England Conquistadors crossed the Pacific Spanish founded a colony... Events January 7 - Pius V becomes Pope Selim II succeeds Suleiman I as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Religious rioting in the Netherlands signifies the beginning of the Eighty Years War in the Netherlands. ... Reign in Poland From September 18, 1587 until April 19, 1632 Reign in Sweden From November 17, 1592 until July 24, 1599 Elected in Poland On September 18, 1587 in Wola, today suburb of Warsaw, Poland Coronation in Poland On December 27, 1587 in the Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Poland Coronation... Events January 7 - Pius V becomes Pope Selim II succeeds Suleiman I as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Religious rioting in the Netherlands signifies the beginning of the Eighty Years War in the Netherlands. ... See also: 1632 (novel) Events February 22 - Galileos Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published July 23 - 300 colonists for New France depart Dieppe November 8 - Wladyslaw IV Waza elected king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth after Zygmunt III Waza death November 16 - Battle of Lützen... Events March 23 - Peace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. ... Events March 27 - Prince Charles Stuart becomes King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland. ... Events March 23 - Peace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. ... Events January 30 - The death of Pope Innocent IX during the previous year had left the Papal throne vacant. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1584 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ...

  1. John (Johan) (15891618), Duke of Ostrogothia. The young duke married his first cousin Mary Elisabeth, daughter of Charles IX of Sweden (1599–1611)

Together with his mistress Karin Hansdotter he had at least four illegitimate children: Events Rebellion of the Catholic League against King Henry III of France, in revenge for his murder of Duke Henry of Guise. ... Events March 8 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion (he soon rejects the idea after some initial calculations were made but on May 15 confirms the discovery). ... Charles IX (Karl IX) (October 4, 1550 – October 30, 1611), was King of Sweden from 1604 until his death. ... House of Vasa Agda Persdotter, mistress of Eric XIV of Sweden Karin Jacobsdotter, mistress of Eric XIV of Sweden Karin Hansdotter, mistress of John III of Sweden Karin Nilsdotter, mistress of Charles IX of Sweden Ebba Brahe, mistress of Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden Margareta Slots, mistress of Gustavus Adolphus of...

  1. Julius Gyllenhielm (15591581)
  2. Augustus (died 1560)
  3. Sofia (ca 15591583) who married Ponce (Pontus) de la Gardei
  4. Lucretia (died 1585)

See also: History of Sweden – Foundation of Modern Sweden Events January 15 - Elizabeth I of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey. ... Events January 16 - English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism April 4 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. July 26 - The Northern Netherlands proclaim their independence from Spain in the Oath of Abjuration. ... Events February 27 - The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland The first tulip bulb was brought from Turkey to the Netherlands. ... Events January 15 - Elizabeth I of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey. ... 1583 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Ponce (Pontus) de la Gardei, a French nobleman in the service of Sweden. ... 1585 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. ... The history of Sweden dates back to 9000 BC. // Pre-historic age: 9,000–500 BC Main article Prehistoric Sweden Sweden, as well as the adjacent country Norway, has a high concentration of petroglyphs (ristningar or hällristningar in Swedish) throughout the country, with the highest concentration in the province... // Gustav Vasa Main article: Gustav I of Sweden Gusav Vasa Gustav I of Sweden (Vasa) had political and religious difficulties in his kingdom established in 1523. ...


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Preceded by:
Gustav Vasa
Duke of Finland
1556–1563
Succeeded by:
Eric XIV
Preceded by:
Eric XIV
King of Sweden
1568–1592
Succeeded by:
Sigismund

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John III (of Sweden), in Swedish, Johan (1537-1592), king of Sweden (1568-1592), the second son of Gustav I Vasa.
He was the son of Gustav III of Sweden and his queen consort Sophie Magdalen.
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