Gustav I of Sweden

1496 - 1560

Gustav I of Sweden

Gustav I, born Gustav Eriksson of the Vasa noble family and later known as Gustav Vasa (12 May 1496 – 29 September 1560), was King of Sweden from 1523 until his death in 1560, previously self-recognised Protector of the Realm (Riksföreståndare) from 1521, during the ongoing Swedish War of Liberation against King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Gustav rose to lead the rebel movement following the Stockholm Bloodbath, where his father was executed. Gustav's election as king on 6 June 1523 and his triumphant entry into Stockholm eleven days later marked Sweden's final secession from the Kalmar Union.As king, Gustav proved an energetic administrator with a ruthless streak not inferior to his predecessor's, brutally suppressing subsequent uprisings (three in Dalarna – which had once been the first region to support his claim to the throne – one in Västergötland, and one in Småland). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav I of Sweden has received more than 544,296 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 18th most popular social activist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 540k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 72.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 61

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Gustav I of Swedens by language


Among social activists, Gustav I of Sweden ranks 18 out of 426Before him are Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Claus von Stauffenberg, Jean-Paul Marat, Rosa Parks, Lady Godiva, and Aung San Suu Kyi. After him are Charlotte Corday, Robert Owen, Thomas Müntzer, Irena Sendler, Olympe de Gouges, and Emiliano Zapata.

Most Popular Social Activists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1496, Gustav I of Sweden ranks 2Before him is Hatice Sultan. After him are Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Menno Simons, Claude, Duke of Guise, Sebastiano Venier, João de Barros, Johann Walter, and Dawit II. Among people deceased in 1560, Gustav I of Sweden ranks 3Before him are Francis II of France and Philip Melanchthon. After him are Andrea Doria, Mary of Guise, Anastasia Romanovna, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Joachim du Bellay, Nicolas Gombert, and Melchor Cano.

Others Born in 1496

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1560

Go to all Rankings

In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Gustav I of Sweden ranks 22 out of 935Before him are Ingrid Bergman (1915), Svante Arrhenius (1859), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779), and Dag Hammarskjöld (1905). After him are Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Greta Garbo (1905), Dieterich Buxtehude (1637), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), Charles XV of Sweden (1826), and Gustav III of Sweden (1746).


Among social activists born in Sweden, Gustav I of Sweden ranks 1After him are Axel Munthe (1857), Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson (1390), and Joe Hill (1879).

Social Activists Born in Sweden

Go to all Rankings