1840 in Sweden

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Norrköpings Tidningar in 1840

Events from the year 1840 in Sweden



Riksdag Legislative body of Sweden

The Riksdag is the national legislature and the supreme decision-making body of Sweden. Since 1971, the Riksdag has been a unicameral legislature with 349 members, elected proportionally and serving, from 1994 onwards, on fixed four-year terms.

Liberalism is a political and moral philosophy based on liberty and equality. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but they generally support civil rights, democracy, secularism, gender equality, racial equality, internationalism, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and free markets.

Primary education first stage of compulsory education

Primary education and elementary education is typically the first stage of formal education, coming after preschool and before secondary education. Primary education usually takes place in a primary school or elementary school. In some countries, primary education is followed by ecosystem, an educational stage which exists in some countries, and takes place between primary school and high school college. Primary Education in Australia consists of grades foundation to grade 6. In the United States, primary education is Grades 1 - 3 and elementary education usually consists of grades 1-6.

Arts and Litterature

Magnus Jacob Crusenstolpe Swedish historian

Magnus Jacob Crusenstolpe (1795–1865), Swedish historian; he became famous both as a political and a historical writer early in his career.

August Blanche Swedish politician

August Blanche was a Swedish journalist, novelist, and socialist politician.


Ida Göthilda Nilsson was a Swedish artist (sculptor).

Events from the year 1920 in Sweden

Augusta Lundin Swedish fashion designer

Augusta Lundin was a Swedish fashion designer. She is considered to be the first international Swedish fashion designer as well as the first well known fashion designer in Sweden.


Lolotte Forssberg Swedish countess

Fredrika Charlotte "Lolotte" Forssberg (1766–1840) was a Swedish noble and lady-in-waiting, later countess Stenbock. She was one of the most talked about people of her time as the possible child of King Adolf Frederick of Sweden. Princess Sophia Albertina of Sweden investigated her birth in the 1790s and tried to have her acknowledged as the daughter of her father. The truth is unconfirmed, though it is considered likely that she was the illegitimate daughter of the king.

1766 in Sweden Sweden-related events during the year of 1766

Events from the year 1766 in Sweden

Ebba Wilhelmina Modée (1775–1840), was a Swedish noble and courtier, the love interest of king Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden.

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Swedish krona currency of Sweden

The krona is the official currency of Sweden. Both the ISO code "SEK" and currency sign "kr" are in common use; the former precedes or follows the value, the latter usually follows it but, especially in the past, it sometimes preceded the value. In English, the currency is sometimes referred to as the Swedish crown, as krona literally means crown in Swedish. The Swedish krona was the ninth-most traded currency in the world by value in April 2016.

The demography of Sweden is monitored by Statistics Sweden (SCB). As of August 2018, the population of Sweden was estimated to be 10.2 million people, making it the 90th most populous country in the world. The three largest cities are Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Approximately 85% of the country's population resides in villages with 200 persons or cities. Six out of ten Swedes do not live in an urban system with 50,000+ inhabitants, as defined by OECD.

Oscar I of Sweden King of Sweden and Norway between 1844-1859

Oscar I was King of Sweden and Norway from 8 March 1844 until his death. He was the second monarch of the House of Bernadotte.

Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden king of Sweden

Carl XVI Gustaf is the King of Sweden. He ascended the throne on the death of his grandfather, King Gustaf VI Adolf, on 15 September 1973.

Swedish Air Force Air warfare branch of Swedens military

The Swedish Air Force is the air force branch of the Swedish Armed Forces.

Sweden and the euro

Sweden does not currently use the euro as its currency and has no plans to replace the krona in the near future. Sweden's Treaty of Accession of 1994 made it subject to the Treaty of Maastricht, which obliges states to join the eurozone once they meet the necessary conditions. Sweden maintains that joining the ERM II is voluntary, and has chosen to remain outside pending public approval by a referendum, thereby intentionally avoiding the fulfilment of the adoption requirements.

Zara Larsson Swedish singer

Zara Maria Larsson is a Swedish singer and songwriter. At the age of 10, she achieved national fame in Sweden for winning the 2008 season of the talent show Talang, the Swedish version of British TV's Got Talent. Four years later, in 2012, Larsson signed with the record label TEN Music Group and released her debut EP album Introducing in January 2013. The single "Uncover" topped the music charts in Scandinavia: Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. In February 2013, "Uncover" was certified Platinum by Universal Music Sweden. In July 2013, her EP Introducing was certified 3× Platinum in the country. Larsson signed a three-year contract with Epic Records in the United States in April 2013. In 2016, she performed at the opening and closing ceremonies for UEFA Euro in France.

Sveriges Riksbank Sweden’s central bank

Sveriges Riksbank or simply the Riksbank, is the central bank of Sweden. It is the world's oldest central bank and the third oldest bank in operation.

Islam in Sweden

A 2014 report estimated there were 150,000 to 200,000 Muslims in Sweden practicing their religion regularly. The main driver of spreading Islam in Sweden is immigration since the late 1960s. Other sources set the figure at around 6% of the total Swedish population. A 2017 Pew Research report documents Muslim population at 8.1% of the total population of Sweden of 10 million.

Emil Forsberg Swedish footballer

Emil Peter Forsberg is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for RB Leipzig as a winger, and the Swedish national team. He was voted the Swedish Midfielder of the Year in 2014, 2016 and 2017.He was a member of the Swedish squad that qualified for the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup. He is known for his quick, effective passing style, and is a creative playmaker renowned for his ability to create chances and assists.

The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics, is an award for outstanding contributions to the field of economics, and generally regarded as the most prestigious award for that field. The award's official name is The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland

Princess Sofia of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland is the wife of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland. Prior to her marriage, Sofia was a glamour model and reality television contestant. She married Carl Philip in 2015, and she is the mother of their two children, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel, who are fifth and sixth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, respectively.

Stefan Löfven Swedish 20th century prime minister

Kjell Stefan Löfven is a Swedish politician who has been Prime Minister of Sweden since 2014, with four months between September 2018 and January 2019 serving as a non-executive interim leader, and Leader of the Social Democratic Party since 2012.

Marcus & Martinus, occasionally known as M&M, are a Norwegian pop-duo consisting of Marcus and Martinus Gunnarsen, being twin brothers. Their residence is located in Trofors, Nordland. Their fan-address is M&M, Sony Music Norway, Postboks 4334 Nydalen, 0402 Oslo, Norway. Their fans are called MMers. They have released three albums, the first one being Hei. The second and third album are called Together and Moments. Since winning Melodi Grand Prix Junior in 2012 they won numerous prizes like Spellemannprisen in 2017.

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Events from the year 1864 in Sweden

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Events from the year 1878 in Sweden

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Events from the year 1860 in Sweden

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Events from the year 1853 in Sweden

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