Profile of the Day: John III, King of Sweden

On this present day in 1537, John III, King of Sweden, was born at Stegeborg Fortress in Sweden. The Swedish king dominated from 1568 till his demise in 1592 and is remembered for his makes an attempt to bridge the hole between the newly established Lutheran Church of Sweden and the Catholic church.

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John was the second son of Gustav I and Margareta Leijonhufvud. In 1560, John was named the Duke of Finland. As Duke, he opposed the international insurance policies of his brother, Eric XIV, and the battle between the brothers finally resulted in John’s imprisonment on the rely of excessive treason. Nevertheless, quickly Eric started exhibiting indicators of madness that culminated within the Sture Murders, the place Eric killed a number of members of the Sture household on the suspicion of treason. In 1568, the Swedish the Aristocracy rebelled and Eric was dethroned. Launched from jail, John ascended to the throne.

John dominated because the King of Sweden till his demise on November 17, 1592. He was 54.

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