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« Reply #210 on: December 29, 2020, 12:18:48 AM »

In 1777 King Gustav III was the first formally neutral head of state in the world to recognize the United States during its war for independence from Great Britain.
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« Reply #211 on: January 15, 2021, 01:04:03 AM »

Eric X was King of Sweden from 1208 to 1216. In November 1210 he was the first (known) Swedish king who was crowned.
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« Reply #212 on: March 01, 2021, 11:54:24 PM »

Richeza of Denmark was Queen Consort of Sweden from 1210 to 1216 as the wife of King Eric X. When she arrived at the Swedish court, she expressed her surprise that she was expected to ride and not travel by carriage, as she had been used to in Denmark.
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« Reply #213 on: March 23, 2021, 10:17:32 PM »

Ingegerd Birgersdotter of Bjelbo was  Queen of Sweden as the second wife of King Sverker II. In c.1200 she was married to King Sverker after the demise of his first consort Benedicta, and became Queen of Sweden directly upon her marriage. She was Queen Consort from 1200 to 1208.
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« Reply #214 on: March 30, 2021, 11:30:22 PM »

King Gustaf VI Adolf in his garden on his 90th birthday on November 11, 1972   
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« Reply #215 on: April 12, 2021, 12:17:51 AM »

John (Johan) III was King of Sweden from 1569 until 1592. In 1581 he assumed also the title of Grand Duke of Finland.
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« Reply #216 on: April 29, 2021, 11:25:38 PM »

King Charles X Gustav reigned from 1654 to 1660. He was of the House of Palatinate-Zweibrucken. His father was John Casimir, Count Palatinate of Zweibrucken-Kleeburg.
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