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Encyclopedia > Sten Sture the Elder
Sten Sture, den äldre
Statue of Sten Sture
Reign 1470-1497, 1501-December 14, 1503
Born 1440
Died December 14, 1503
Buried Katarina Church, Stockholm
Predecessor Charles VIII
Successor Svante Nilsson
Consort Ingeborg Tott
Issue None
Royal House Sture
Father Gunnar Anundsson
Mother Birgitta Stensdotter Bielke

Sten Sture the Elder (Sten Sture den äldre; 1440December 14, 1503) was a Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden during the Union of Kalmar (14701497 and 15011503). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (652x1024, 121 KB) sv: Förslag till Sten Sture däs minnesvÃ¥rd pÃ¥ Brunkebergstorg Source: Svenska Familj-Journalen). ... Events May 15 - Charles VIII of Sweden who had served three terms as King of Sweden dies. ... 1497 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1501 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1503 (MDIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... For alternative meanings, see number 1440. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1503 (MDIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Stockholm in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Sweden Municipality Stockholm Municipality County Stockholm Province Södermanland and Uppland Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Kristina Axén Olin (m) Population (March 2007)  - City 786,509  - Density 4,160/km² (10,774. ... Charles VIII of Sweden, Charles I of Norway, a. ... Svante Nilsson, (1460 – January 2, 1512), Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden, under the Kalmar Union, 1504 - January 2, 1512. ... Sture was the name an influential family in Sweden from the late 15th century to the early 16th century. ... For alternative meanings, see number 1440. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1503 (MDIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Regent, from the Latin, a person selected to administer a state because the ruler is a minor or is not present or debilitated. ... The Kalmar Union flag. ... Events May 15 - Charles VIII of Sweden who had served three terms as King of Sweden dies. ... 1497 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1501 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1503 (MDIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ...


He was born around 1440, the son of Gustav Anundsson of the Sture family and Birgitta Stensdotter Bielke, half-sister of the future Charles VIII. He was married to Ingeborg Tott in 1476; she was a renaissance personality interested in theology and science and seemed to have had some importance in the intellectual developement during his reign, but the marriage remained childless. According to genealogical research, Sten Sture's father descended from King Sverker II of Sweden (both through family of Vinga and through family of Aspenäs). For alternative meanings, see number 1440. ... Sture was the name an influential family in Sweden from the late 15th century to the early 16th century. ... Charles VIII of Sweden, Charles I of Norway, a. ... Events March 2 - Battle of Grandson. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Sten Sture the Elder enter Stockholm. Painting by George von Rosen in 1864.
Sten Sture the Elder enter Stockholm. Painting by George von Rosen in 1864.

At the Battle of Brunkeberg in 1471, he triumphed against Swedish and Danish forces in the support of Christian I. This victory elevated Sture to the position of a national savior. The sculpture St. George and the Dragon created by the German sculptor Bernt Notke in Storkyrkan in Stockholm was raised to commemorate the battle. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Combatants Swedish supporters of the Sture party Danish and Swedish unionist troops Commanders Sten Sture the Elder Christian I of Denmark The Battle of Brunkeberg was fought on October 10, 1471 between the Swedish regent Sten Sture the Elder and forces led by Danish king Christian I. Background In May... This article is about the year 1471, not the BT caller ID service accessible by dialling 1-4-7-1. ... Christian I of Denmark (1426 – 1481), Danish monarch and union king of Denmark (1448 – 1481), Norway (1450 – 1481) and Sweden (1457 – 1464), under the Kalmar Union. ... Saint George versus the dragon According to the Golden Legend by Jacobus de Voragine, the story of Saint George and the Dragon took place in a place he called Silene, in Libya. ...   (born ca. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Nickname: Location of Stockholm in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Sweden Municipality Stockholm Municipality County Stockholm Province Södermanland and Uppland Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Kristina Axén Olin (m) Population (March 2007)  - City 786,509  - Density 4,160/km² (10,774. ...


He came to power after the death of Charles VIII and consolidated his position through the victory of Brunkeberg. For a quarter of a century he ruled Sweden making the regency almost an office in its own right. He was supported by the peasantry and the lower nobility, wisely playing them out against the high-ranked nobility and managing a clever act of balance towards the Danish demands of reunion. He was forced to resign upon King John’s rapid conquest of Sweden in 1497 and was pardoned. However, during the next rebellion against the Danes in 1501, he again took office, leading the Swedish struggle for independence until his death. Charles VIII of Sweden, Charles I of Norway, a. ... Categories: 1911 Britannica | Historical stubs | Feudalism ... John, Johann, Johan II, Danish and Norwegian name Hans, was a Danish monarch and union king of Denmark (1481 – 1513), Norway (1483 – 1513) Sweden (1497 – 1501), under the Kalmar Union, and also Duke of Schleswig and Holstein. ... 1497 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1501 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


His closest relatives and heirs were his deceased sister's, the House of Vasa. His great-nephew the future King Gustav I of Sweden had been born a few years before Sten's death. At the time, however, none of them were members of the experienced political elite of Sweden. Regent Sten was succeeded by his colleague from the Privy Council of Sweden and former enemy Svante Nilsson as regent. Vasa may refer to: The House of Vasa (older Swedish spelling Wasa, Polish Waza), a family of the medieval Swedish nobility, which was the royal house of Sweden 1523-1654 and of Poland 1587-1668. ... 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. ... The Swedish Senate: Riksrådet, from 1809 Statsrådet, from 1975 Regeringen was and is the principal government institution of Sweden The Swedish Senate, Senatus Regni Sueciae, originated as a council of Regional Magnates acting as advisers to the Monarch of the combined Realms of the Swedes (from 996, approximately). ... Svante Nilsson, (1460 – January 2, 1512), Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden, under the Kalmar Union, 1504 - January 2, 1512. ...

Preceded by
Charles VIII
King of Sweden
Regent of Sweden
1470–1497
Succeeded by
John II
King of Sweden
Preceded by
John II
King of Sweden
Regent of Sweden
1501–1503
Succeeded by
Svante Nilsson

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