2015 in Sweden

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The following lists events that happened in 2015 in Sweden .

2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium, the 15th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.4 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

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Incumbents

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.

Prime Minister of Sweden Head of government of Sweden

The Prime Minister is the head of government in Sweden. Before the creation of the office of a Prime Minister in 1876, Sweden did not have a head of government separate from its head of state, namely the King, in whom the executive authority was vested. Louis Gerhard De Geer, the architect behind the new bicameral Riksdag of 1866 that replaced the centuries-old Riksdag of the Estates, became the first officeholder in 1876.

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.

Events

On 18 March 2015, two unidentified gunmen entered a pub in Gothenburg, Sweden and began firing indiscriminately at people inside the restaurant. The pub, Vår Krog & Bar, is located in the Biskopsgården neighbourhood of Gothenburg on Hisingen, an area that has witnessed gang violence. This shooting marks the first time an innocent bystander has been killed by criminal gang violence in Sweden. The shooters were part of a gang from North Biskopsgården out for revenge.

Trollhättan school attack

On 22 October 2015, 21-year-old Anton Lundin Pettersson attacked Kronan School in Trollhättan, Sweden, with a sword. He killed a teaching assistant and a male student, stabbed another male student and a teacher, and died later of the gunshot wounds he received during his apprehension. The second teacher who was wounded died in hospital six weeks after the attack, on 3 December.

Måns Zelmerlöw Swedish singer and television presenter

Måns Petter Albert Sahlén Zelmerlöw is a Swedish pop singer and television presenter. He took part in Idol 2005, eventually finishing fifth, won the first season of Let's Dance, and scored a hit with his 2007 song "Cara Mia", which was his entry in that year's Melodifestivalen. Zelmerlöw was the host of Allsång på Skansen from 2011 to 2013. He participated in Melodifestivalen in 2007, 2009 and won in 2015. Zelmerlöw represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Heroes", winning the contest with 365 points. Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 held in Stockholm.

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Related Research Articles

Charles XII of Sweden King of Sweden

Charles XII, sometimes Carl or Latinized to Carolus Rex, was the King of Sweden from 1697 to 1718. He belonged to the House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken, a branch line of the House of Wittelsbach. Charles was the only surviving son of Charles XI and Ulrika Eleonora the Elder. He assumed power, after a seven-month caretaker government, at the age of fifteen.

Battle of Dynekilen battle of the Great Northern War

The naval Battle of Dynekilen took place on 8 July 1716 during the Great Northern War.

<i>Va ska man ta livet av sig för när man ändå inte får höra snacket efteråt</i> 1977 Magnus Uggla album

Va ska man ta livet av sig för när man ändå inte får höra snacket efteråt? is the third album by the Swedish pop and rock artist Magnus Uggla. It was released in 1977.

<i>Who Will Comfort Toffle?</i> book by Tove Jansson

Who Will Comfort Toffle? is the second picture book in the Moomin series by Tove Jansson. It was first published in 1960. It was first translated into English by Kingsley Hart.

Janne Lundblad was a Swedish Army officer and horse rider who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics and in the 1928 Summer Olympics.

Satellit 1979 Ted Gärdestad song

"Satellit", known in English as "Satellite", is a soft rock song written by Swedish composer and singer Ted Gärdestad and lyricist Kenneth Gärdestad. Originally performed by Ted, the song was performed in its native language as the Swedish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979, finishing in 17th place.

Peter Boström is a Swedish music producer and songwriter. He is also known as Bassflow.

<i>Stimulantia</i> 1967 film by Vilgot Sjöman, Ingmar Bergman, Jörn Donner, Hans Alfredson, Gustaf Molander, Tage Danielsson

Stimulantia is a 1967 Swedish anthology film directed by Hans Abramson, Hans Alfredson, Arne Arnbom, Tage Danielsson, Lars Görling, Ingmar Bergman, Jörn Donner, Gustaf Molander, and Vilgot Sjöman.

Thomas Lundblad is a Swedish fencer. He competed in the individual and team épée events at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Peter Lundblad Swedish singer and songwriter

Gustaf Peter Lundblad was a Swedish singer and songwriter, well known for his 1986 song Ta mig till havet. Lundblad started his career in the band 'The most Remarkable Nailband' where Lasse Tennander appeared as songwriter. Later they started the band 'Duga' but Tennander left the band quickly. In 1978, Lundblad and Torbjörn wrote and recorded the song Who Will Comfort Toffle? which also is a children's book written by Tove Jansson. Together with Agneta Olsson, Lundblad competed in Melodifestivalen 1983 with the song Vill du ha mig efter gryningen.

Lasse Kronér musician

Lars Ove "Lasse" Kronér is a Swedish television presenter and musician, who resides in Onsala. Between 1985 and 1999 he became famous as a member of the music and show group Triple & Touch. Since then he has mostly appeared as a presenter of various game shows on TV.

Ta mig till havet is a summertime-based song written by Peter Lundblad, and recorded by himself scoring a 1986 hit single. The song was also used as opening theme for the 1988 edition of Swedish summer vacation TV program Sommarlov.

Siege of Riga (1700)

The Sieges of Riga were two sieges which took place on February 22 and June 15, 1700 in Riga during the Great Northern War. The Swedish garrison of about 4,000 men under the command of Erik Dahlberg successfully repulsed the Saxons until the main Swedish army under Charles XII of Sweden arrived to sweep the Saxons away in the battle of Riga which ended the period of sieges for the year. The next attempt to take the city from Sweden was made in the siege of Riga (1710) by the Russians under Peter the Great.

Battle of Strömstad

The Battle of Strömstad took place on July 19, 1717 at Strömstad during the Great Northern War. The Swedish army of about 1,800 men under the command of Johan Giertta defeated the Danish fleet of several larger vessels and perhaps 4,000 men under Peder Tordenskjold. Peter tried to destroy the stocks of supplies Sweden had gathered for the upcoming invasion of Norway. In the battle about 200 Swedes were either dead or wounded and about 350 Norwegians.

Campaign of Grodno

The Campaign of Grodno was a plan developed by Johann Patkul and Otto Arnold von Paykull during the Swedish invasion of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, a part of the Great Northern War. Its purpose was to crush Charles XII's army with overwhelming force in a combined offensive of Russian and Saxon troops. The campaign, executed by Peter I of Russia and Augustus II of Saxony, began in July 1705 and lasted almost a year. In divided areas the allies would jointly strike the Swedish troops occupied in Poland, in order to neutralize the influence the Swedes had in the Polish politics. However, the Swedish forces under Charles XII successfully outmaneuvered the allies, installed a Polish king in favor of their own and finally won two decisive victories at Grodno and Fraustadt in 1706. This resulted in the Treaty of Altranstädt (1706) in which Augustus renounced his claims to the Polish throne, broke off his alliance with Russia, and established peace between Sweden and Saxony.

Events from the year 1940 in Sweden

The following is a list of notable events and releases of the year 2015 in Swedish music.

På liv och död is a 1943 Swedish drama film directed by Rolf Husberg.

Lundblad is a Swedish surname. Notable people with the surname include:

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