Treaty of Knäred

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Memorial stone in Sjöared, Halland.

The Treaty of Knäred (Danish: Freden i Knærød, Swedish: Freden i Knäred) was signed on 21 January 1613 and ended the Kalmar War (1611–1613) between Denmark-Norway and Sweden. It is named after the village of Knäred in Halland, where it was signed. As a result, Sweden had to pay the Älvsborg Ransom of one million Rixdollars[1] for the return of the fortress of Älvsborg. The ransom was paid by 1619.[2]

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  1. ^ Kindleberger, Charles P. (2015-06-03). A Financial History of Western Europe. Routledge. pp. 233–. ISBN 9781136805783. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Gustavus Adolphus - Foreign Policy