Timeline of Swedish history

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This is a timeline of Swedish history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in Sweden and its predecessor states. To read about the background to these events, see History of Sweden. See also the list of Swedish monarchs and list of Prime Ministers of Sweden.

9th century[edit]

Year Date Event
829 The monk Ansgar made the first campaign to introduce Christianity to Sweden.

10th century[edit]

Year Date Event
1000 Gothi Þorgeirr Ljósvetningagoði endorsed the adoption of Christianity.

11th century[edit]

Year Date Event
1004 King Olof Skötkonung was baptized and made Christianity the official religion of Sweden.

12th century[edit]

Year Date Event
1187 Estonians invaded and burned Sigtuna.

13th century[edit]

14th century[edit]

Year Date Event
1319 Sweden and Norway first united.
1359 King Magnus IV of Sweden summoned the first Swedish Riksdag.

15th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

Year Date Event
1986 February 28 Prime Minister and Social Democratic leader Olof Palme was murdered.
1995 Sweden becomes a member of the European Union.

21st century[edit]

Year Date Event
2003 Voters decide not to adopt the Euro as the country's official currency.

See also[edit]

Cities in Sweden


Further reading[edit]

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