Sten Sture, 'the older'

Sten Sture, 'the older'

Male Abt 1440 - 1503  (~ 63 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Sten Sture 
    Suffix 'the older' 
    Born Abt 1440 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Dec 1503  Jönköping, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I86974  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2000 

    Father Gustav Anundsson Sture,   d. 1444 
    Mother Birgitta Stensdotter Bielke,   d. Bef 4 Jun 1464 
    Married Bef 29 Aug 1438 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F21818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ingeborg Åkesdotter Tott,   d. 1503 
    Married 1467 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F35699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 NN,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. NN Sture,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F35701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Regent 1470-1497, 1501-1503.
      Knight in 1462. Midsummer 1470 elected Regent. Gave up this position in 1497, when King Hans was elected. In Autumn 1501 Sten Sture was once again elected Regent.
      He didn't seek the name of a king. But he was very skilful in the task of increasing his own fortune.
      The Danish King Kristian I, who had been King of Sweden 1457-1464, started a war trying to regain the Swedish throne, but he was defeated in the bttle of Brunkeberg on 10 of October 1471.
      In 1483 a decision in principle was made that Kristian I's son Hans should be made king, but Sten Sture managed to stall the final decision until 1497, when Hans, or Johan II, which was his name in Sweden, could acceed to the throne.
      When Sten Sture died, Svante Nilsson was elected Regent.


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