This Day in History: Sten Sture the Younger Mortally Wounded in Battle (1520)

This Day in History:
Sten Sture the Younger Mortally Wounded in Battle (1520)

Sture was a Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden. When he refused to recognize Christian II of Denmark as king of Sweden, Christian sent a force to aid Sture’s rival, Archbishop Gustaf Trolle, whom Sture had deposed and who was besieged in his castle. Sture defeated the Danish army and imprisoned Trolle. Warfare continued, and Sture was killed in battle, but not before he paved the way for Swedish independence, which was attained under Gustavus I. What was done to Sture’s body after his death? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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