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Sten Sture the Elder

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Sten Sture, den äldre
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Regency1470-1497, and


1501- December 14, 1503.

FamilySture
ConsortIngeborg Tott
PredecessorCharles VIII
InterregnumJohn II
SuccessorSvante Nilsson
Date of Birth1440
Date of DeathDecember 14, 1503
Place of BurialKatarina Church, Stockholm

Sten Sture the Elder (Sten Sture den ldre; 14401503) was a Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden under the Kalmar Union (14701497 and 15011503.

At the Battle of Brunkeberg in 1471, he triumphed against Swedish and Danish forces in the support of Christian I. This outcome elevated Sture to the position of a national savior. The sculpture St. George and the Dragon in Riddarholmskyrkan was raised to commemorate the battle.

He was born around 1440, as the son of Gustav Anundsson of the Sture family and Birgitta Stensdotter Bielke, half sister of Charles VIII. Sten Sture married Ingeborg Tott in 1476, and died in 1503.

Preceded by:
Charles VIII
Regent of Sweden
First Regency
Succeeded by:
John II
John II Regent of Sweden
Second Regency
Svante Nilsson
Missing image
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Statue of Sten Sture
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