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1496, May 121560, Sep 29
King of Sweden from 1523 until his death in 1560, previously self-recognised Protector of the Realm (RiksförestÄndare) from 1521, during the ongoing Swedish War of Liberation against King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Initially of low standing, Gustav rose to lead the rebel movement following the Stockholm Bloodbath, in which his father perished. Gustav's election as King on 6 June 1523 and his triumphant entry into Stockholm eleven days later meant the end of Medieval Sweden's elective monarchy and the Kalmar Union, and the birth of a hereditary monarchy under the House of Vasa and its successors, including the current House of Bernadotte.
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06/06/1523-Gustav I becomes king of Sweden (Swedish National Day)
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