John III of Sweden, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


John III of Sweden

Swedish king

Date of Birth: 20-Dec-1537

Place of Birth: Stegeborg Castle, Östergötland County, Sweden

Date of Death: 17-Nov-1592

Profession: politician

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About John III of Sweden

  • John III (Swedish: Johan III, Finnish: Juhana III; 20 December 1537 – 17 November 1592) was King of Sweden from 1569 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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