Revolution of 1772

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Gustaf III at the Revolution of 1772.

The Revolution of 1772 (Swedish: Revolutionen), also known as the Coup of Gustav III (Swedish: Gustav III:s statskupp or older Gustav III:s statsvälvning) was a Swedish coup d'état performed by king Gustav III of Sweden on 19 August 1772 to introduce absolute monarchy against the Riksdag of the Estates, resulting in the end of the Age of liberty and the introduction of the Swedish Constitution of 1772.

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  • Beth Hennings, Gustav III: En biografi (1957), Norstedts förlag 1990 ISBN 91-1-893862-0
  • Berättelser ur svenska historien / 42. Frihetstidens sista år och Revolutionen 1772