1501- December 14, 1503.
|Date of Birth||1440|
|Date of Death||December 14, 1503|
|Place of Burial||Katarina Church, Stockholm|
Sten Sture the Elder, or Sten Sture den äldre, (1440-1503) Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden, under the Kalmar Union, 1470-1497 and 1501-1503. At the Battle of Brunkeberg in 1471, he triumphed against Swedish and Danish forces in the support of king Christian I of Denmark. The favourable outcome of the battle elevated Sture to the position of a national saviour with divine blessings. The sculpture St. George and the Dragon in Riddarholmskyrkan was raised to commemorate the battle.
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