Swedish Empire
The Swedish Empire (Swedish: stormaktstiden) refers to the Kingdom of Sweden's territorial control of much of the Baltic region during the 17th and early 18th centuries, a time when Sw...
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On October 24th 1648, The Treaty Of Westphalia Was Signed, Marking The End Of The Thirty Years War.
The Westphalia area of north-western Germany gave its name to the treaty that ended the Thirty Years War, one of the most destructive conflicts in the history of Europe. The war or series of connected...
History of Sweden (1611-1648)
During the 17th century, despite having scarcely more than 1 million inhabitants, Sweden emerged to have greater foreign influence, after winning wars against Denmark–Norway, The Holy Roman Emperor, R...
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Peace of Westphalia
The Peace of Westphalia was a series of peace treaties signed between May and October 1648 in Osnabrück and Münster. These treaties ended the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648) in the Holy Roman Empire, an...
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Dominions of Sweden
The Dominions of Sweden or Svenska besittningar were territories that historically came under control of the Swedish Crown, but never became fully integrated with Sweden. This generally meant that the...
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Second Northern War
The Second Northern War (1655–60, also First or Little Northern War) was fought between Sweden and its adversaries the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1655–60), Russia (1656–58), Brandenburg-Prussia (...
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Treaty of Oliva
The Treaty or Peace of Oliva of 23 April (OS)/3 May (NS) 1660 (Polish: Pokój Oliwski, Swedish: Freden i Oliva, German: Vertrag von Oliva) was one of the peace treaties ending the Second No...
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Scanian War
The Scanian War (Danish: Skånske krig, Swedish: Skånska kriget, German: Schonischer Krieg) was a part of the Northern Wars involving the union of Denmark–Norway, Brandenburg and Sweden. It...
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Charles XI of Sweden
Charles XI also Carl, Swedish: Karl XI (24 November 1655 – 5 April 1697) was King of Sweden from 1660 until his death, in a period of Swedish history known as the Swedish empire (1611–1718).Charle...
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Great Northern War
The Great Northern War (1700–1721) was a conflict in which a coalition led by the Tsardom of Russia successfully contested the supremacy of the Swedish Empire in Central, Northern, and Eastern Europe....
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Swedish overseas colonies
Sweden possessed overseas colonies from 1638 to 1663 and from 1784 to 1878.
The former Swedish colonies in Africa were:The former Swedish colonies in America:
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Truce of Mitawa
The Truce of Mitawa or Truce of Mitau, signed in November 1622 in Jelgava (Mitawa, Mitau), ended the Polish–Swedish War (1620–1622). The Commonwealth was forced to cede the Duchy of Livonia north of t...
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Triple Alliance (1668)
The Triple Alliance (1668) of England, Sweden, and the United Provinces was formed to halt the expansion of Louis XIV's France in the War of Devolution. The alliance never engaged in combat against F...
Marketta Punasuomalainen
Marketta Ristontytär Punasuomalainen, (1600 or 1610 – 1658), was a Finnish cunning woman and an alleged witch. She was one of the first people executed for sorcery in Finland and also perhaps one of t...
Treaty of Taastrup
The Treaty of Taastrup (or the Høje Taastrup Peace) was a preliminary accord signed on 11 February 1658 between Charles X Gustav of Sweden and King Frederick III of Denmark. The treaty was signed at t...
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Treaty of Warsaw (1705)
The Treaty of Warsaw was concluded on 18 November (O.S.) / 28 November 1705 during the Great Northern War. It was a peace treaty and an alliance between the Swedish Empire and the faction of the Polis...
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Treaty of Altranstädt (1707)
The Treaty or Convention of Altranstädt was signed between Charles XII of Sweden and Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor on 31 August 1707. It settled the rights of Protestants in Silesia.
While the Prot...
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Lisbetha Olsdotter
Lisbetha Olsdotter (died November 1679) was a Swedish female assigned at birth individual, who was executed on a number of different charges after having dressed as a man, served as a soldier and marr...
Treaty of Elbing
The Treaty of Elbing was signed between the Dutch Republic and the Swedish Empire on 1 September (OS) / 11 September 1656, during the Second Northern War, in Swedish-held Elbing (Elbląg). It served to...
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Malin Matsdotter
Malin Matsdotter (1613 – 5 August 1676), also known as Rumpare-Malin, was an alleged Swedish witch. She is one of the most well known alleged witches in Swedish history: known as one of few people in ...
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Anna Zippel
Anna Zippel, also spelled as Sippel or Sippela (died 29 April 1676), was an alleged Swedish witch, one of the most famous ones of the witch trial of Katarina in Stockholm during the Swedish witch mani...
Otto Arnold von Paykull
Otto Arnold von Paykull (c.1662 – 4 February 1707) was a Livonian officer in the service of the Electorate of Saxony.
Otto Arnold von Paykull was born around 1662 in Swedish Livonia. He was a page...
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Grigory Kotoshikhin
Grigory Karpovich Kotoshikhin (Григорий Карпович Котошихин in Russian) (c. 1630 – November 1667) was a Russian diplomat, podyachy of the Posolsky Prikaz, and writer.In 1658–61, Grigory Kotoshikhin was...
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Battle of Gadebusch
The Battle of Gadebusch or Wakenstädt (20 December 1712) was Sweden's final great victory in the Great Northern War. It was fought by the Swedes to prevent the loss of the city of Stralsund to Danish ...
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Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1679)
The Treaty or Peace of Saint-Germain-en-Laye of 19 June (OS) or 29 June (NS) 1679 was a peace treaty between France and the Electorate of Brandenburg. It restored to France's ally Sweden her dominions...
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Swedish Ingria
Swedish Ingria (Swedish: Svenska Ingermanland) was a dominion of the Swedish Empire from 1583 to 1595 and then again from 1617 to 1721, when it was ceded to the Russian Empire in the T...
Capitulation of Estonia and Livonia
With the Capitulation of Estonia and Livonia in 1710 the Swedish dominions Estonia and Livonia were integrated into the Russian Empire following their conquest during the Great Northern War. The Livon...
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Swedish Estonia
Estonia under Swedish rule signifies the time between 1558 and 1710, when parts of present-day Estonia (and after 1645 all of the present-day country) were under Swedish rule. In the wake of the break...
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