Person:John III of Sweden (1)

John III of Sweden
b.20 Dec 1537
d.17 Nov 1592
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Facts and Events
Name John III of Sweden
Gender Male
Birth[1] 20 Dec 1537
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Karin Hansdotter
Marriage to Catherine Jagellon of Poland
Marriage to Gunilla Johansdotter Bielke
Death[1] 17 Nov 1592
Reference Number? Q52944?

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John III (20 December 1537 – 17 November 1592) was King of Sweden from 1568 until his death. He was the son of King Gustav I of Sweden and his second wife Margaret Leijonhufvud. He was also, quite autonomously, the ruler of Finland, as Duke John from 1556 to 1563. In 1581 he assumed also the title Grand Prince of Finland. He attained the Swedish throne after a rebellion against his half-brother Eric XIV. He is mainly remembered for his attempts to close the gap between the newly established Lutheran Church of Sweden and the Catholic church.

His first wife was Catherine Jagellonica of the Polish-Lithuanian ruling family, and their son Sigismund eventually ascended both the Polish-Lithuanian and Swedish thrones.

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