Svante Stensson Sture

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Svante Stensson Sture by Domenicus Verwilt.

Svante Stensson Sture or Svante Sture the Younger (born 1 May 1517 in Stockholm, d. 24 May 1567 in the Sture Murders at Uppsala Castle) was a Swedish count, riksmarsk and statesman.[1] From 1562 to 1564, during the Livonian War, he was governor of Estonia.[1]

Family[edit]

Svante Sture was the son of Sten Svantesson Sture (d. y.) and Kristina (Christina) Nilsdotter Gyllenstierna.[1] He was married to Märta ("king Martha") Erikdotter Leijonhufvud on 3 March 1538 at Nyköping Castle, with whom he had the following[2] children:

  • Sigrid Svantesdotter Sture (1538–1613)
  • Magdalena (Malin) Svantesdotter Sture (1539–1610)
  • Anna Svantesdotter Sture (1541–1595)
  • Sten Svantesson Sture (1542–1542)
  • Nils Svantesson Sture (1543–1567)
  • Sten Svantesson Sture (1544–1565)
  • Erik Svantesson Sture (1546–1567)
  • Margareta Svantesdotter Sture (1547–1617)
  • Gustaf Svantesson Sture (1548–1548)
  • Brita Svantesdotter Sture (1550–1550)
  • Mauritz Svantesson Sture (1552–1592)
  • Karl Svantesson Sture (1555–1598)
  • Iliana Svantesdotter Sture (1556–1556)
  • Iliana Svantesdotter Sture (1557–1557)
  • Kristina Svantesdotter Sture (1559–1619)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nordisk familjebok. Uggleupplagan. 27. Stockholm-Nynäs järnväg - Syrsor. 1918. p. 512. 
  2. ^ "Persönakt för Svante Sture d. y. (Stensson), Född 1517-05-01 Stockholm". historiska-personer.nu.