Svea Court of Appeal

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The Wrangel Palace on Riddarholmen, the seat of the Svea Court of Appeal.

The Svea Court of Appeal (Swedish: Svea hovrätt), located in Stockholm, is one of six appellate courts in the Swedish legal system. It is located in the Wrangel Palace, on Riddarholmen islet in Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm.


The Svea Court of Appeal was founded in 1614 and was the highest court in Sweden until 1789, when the Supreme Court of Sweden was established.

Among people sentenced to death by the court was Nicolaus Olai Campanius.

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  • Korpiola, Mia (ed.): The Svea Court of Appeal on the Early Modern Period: Historical Reinterpretations and New Perspectives. (Rättshistoriska studier, 26.) Stockholm: Institutet för Rättshistorisk Forskning, 2014. ISSN 0534-2724. ISBN 978-91-86645-08-3

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Coordinates: 59°19′30″N 18°03′45″E / 59.32500°N 18.06250°E / 59.32500; 18.06250