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John III of Sweden

1537 - 1592

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John III (Swedish: Johan III, Finnish: Juhana III; 20 December 1537 – 17 November 1592) was King of Sweden from 1569 until his death. He was the son of King Gustav I of Sweden and his second wife Margaret Leijonhufvud. He was also, quite autonomously, the ruler of Finland, as Duke John from 1556 to 1563. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John III of Sweden has received more than 380,609 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). John III of Sweden is the 732nd most popular politician (up from 790th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Sweden (up from 37th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Swedish Politician.

King John III of Sweden is most famous for his victory over the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 16th century.

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Among politicians, John III of Sweden ranks 732 out of 15,577Before him are Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, Frederick William II of Prussia, Hussein of Jordan, Stanisław Leszczyński, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Árpád. After him are Charles IX of Sweden, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, Leonid Kuchma, Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, Ptolemy III Euergetes, and Anne of Brittany.

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Among people born in 1537, John III of Sweden ranks 2Before him is Edward VI of England. After him are Lady Jane Grey, Longqing Emperor, João Manuel, Prince of Portugal, Petrus Gonsalvus, Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Diego Durán, Christopher II, Margrave of Baden-Rodemachern, and Louis IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg. Among people deceased in 1592, John III of Sweden ranks 2Before him is Michel de Montaigne. After him are Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France, Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, Hümaşah Sultan, Jacopo Bassano, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Thomas Cavendish, Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, and William the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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Among people born in Sweden, John III of Sweden ranks 31 out of 1,612Before him are Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), Emanuel Swedenborg (1688), Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1622), and Dieterich Buxtehude (1637). After him are Charles IX of Sweden (1550), Björn Ulvaeus (1945), Max von Sydow (1929), Ingrid of Sweden (1910), Charles XI of Sweden (1655), and Charles XIII of Sweden (1748).


Among politicians born in Sweden, John III of Sweden ranks 11Before him are Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), and Gustaf V of Sweden (1858). After him are Charles IX of Sweden (1550), Charles XI of Sweden (1655), Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), Gustav III of Sweden (1746), Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), and Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688).