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Gustav I of Sweden

1496 - 1560

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Gustav I (born Gustav Eriksson of the Vasa noble family; 12 May 1496 – 29 September 1560), commonly known as Gustav Vasa, 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 Swedish War of Liberation following the Stockholm Bloodbath, where his father was executed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav I of Sweden has received more than 993,550 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Gustav I of Sweden is the 20th most popular social activist (up from 23rd in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Sweden (up from 26th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Social Activist.

Gustav I of Sweden, also known as Gustav Vasa, was the King of Sweden from 1523 to 1560. He is most famous for leading Sweden to independence from Denmark and for creating a strong central government.

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Among social activists, Gustav I of Sweden ranks 20 out of 538Before him are Aung San Suu Kyi, Claus von Stauffenberg, Guy Fawkes, Robert Owen, Rosa Parks, and Lady Godiva. After him are Peter Kropotkin, Charlotte Corday, Olympe de Gouges, Irena Sendler, Bertha von Suttner, and Thomas Müntzer.

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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, Sebastiano Venier, Claude, Duke of Guise, João de Barros, Johann Walter, Dawit II, and Angelo Beolco. Among people deceased in 1560, Gustav I of Sweden ranks 2Before him is Francis II of France. After him are Philip Melanchthon, Andrea Doria, Anastasia Romanovna, Mary of Guise, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Joachim du Bellay, Jan Mandijn, Melchor Cano, and Nicolas Gombert.

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Among people born in Sweden, Gustav I of Sweden ranks 23 out of 1,612Before him are August Strindberg (1849), Greta Garbo (1905), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Bridget of Sweden (1303), and Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882). After him are Dag Hammarskjöld (1905), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), Emanuel Swedenborg (1688), and Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1622).


Among social activists born in Sweden, Gustav I of Sweden ranks 1After him are Axel Munthe (1857), Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson (1390), Joe Hill (1879), Greta Thunberg (2003), Sophie Adlersparre (1823), and Katarina Taikon (1932).