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Sten Sture the younger

Sten Sture the younger, or Sten Sture den yngre, viceroy regent of the Kalmar Union in Sweden, (1512 - February 5, 1520). He was born in 1492 or 1493, as the son of viceroy Svante Sture, member of the Sture family and Iliana Gädda[?]. He was deadly wounded at a battle in the beginning of Christian II of Denmarks war against Sweden, started in January 1520, and died as he was on his way back to Stockholm. His marriage to Kristna Gyllenstierna, daughter of Charles VIII, in 1511 produced the son Svante Stensson Sture.

Preceded by:
Erik Trolle
List of Swedish monarchs Succeeded by:
Christian II



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