Eric XIV of Sweden

1533 - 1577

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Eric XIV (Swedish: Erik XIV; 13 December 1533 – 26 February 1577) was King of Sweden from 1560 until he was deposed in 1568. Eric XIV was the eldest son of Gustav I (1496–1560) and Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (1513–1535). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric XIV of Sweden has received more than 402,326 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Eric XIV of Sweden is the 1,171st most popular politician (up from 1,225th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 55th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Swedish Politician.

Eric XIV of Sweden is most famous for being the king of Sweden from 1560 to 1568. He was the son of Gustav I of Sweden and Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg. Eric XIV was a great patron of the arts, and he helped to make Sweden a strong power in Europe. However, his reign was marked by his mental illness, and he was deposed in 1568.

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Among politicians, Eric XIV of Sweden ranks 1,171 out of 15,710Before him are Takeda Shingen, William II of the Netherlands, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Justin II, Afonso V of Portugal, and Asa of Judah. After him are Camille Desmoulins, Talaat Pasha, Jahangir, Antoine of Navarre, Oswald Mosley, and Shang Yang.

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Among people born in 1533, Eric XIV of Sweden ranks 5Before him are Elizabeth I of England, Michel de Montaigne, William the Silent, and Stephen Báthory. After him are Giacomo della Porta, Ismail II, Andrea Gabrieli, Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland, Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Claudio Merulo, and Hieronymus Fabricius. Among people deceased in 1577, Eric XIV of Sweden ranks 1After him are Ismail II, Andrea Amati, Devlet I Giray, Anna of Saxony, Pedro Nunes, Maria of Portugal, Duchess of Viseu, Infanta Maria of Guimarães, Scipione Rebiba, Gjon Buzuku, Alvise I Mocenigo, and Rémy Belleau.

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Among people born in Sweden, Eric XIV of Sweden ranks 50 out of 1,296Before him are Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Princess Märtha of Sweden (1901), Astrid of Sweden (1905), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Anita Ekberg (1931), and Henning Mankell (1948). After him are Folke Bernadotte (1895), Axel von Fersen the Younger (1755), Gunnar Nordahl (1921), Anders Jonas Ångström (1814), Benny Andersson (1946), and Björn Ulvaeus (1945).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Eric XIV of Sweden ranks 19Before him are Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), John III of Sweden (1537), Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688), Charles XV of Sweden (1826), and Charles XI of Sweden (1655). After him are Olof Skötkonung (980), Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Eric the Victorious (945), and Ermanaric (400).