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Svante Sture

Svante Sture
Regency1504 - February 5, 1520
ConsortsIliana Gädda
Mette Ivarsdotter Dyre
PredecessorSten Sture the Elder
SuccessorErik Trolle
Date of Birth1460
Date of DeathJanuary 2, 1512

Svante Nilsson Sture, (1460-1512), Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden, under the Kalmar Union, 1504 - January 2, 1512. He was born around 1460 as the son of Nils Bosson of the Sture family. He was became a member of the Privy Council of Sweden no later than 1482, but acted with in opposition to Sten Sture the Elder, going as far as supporting John of Denmark. Unwillingly he then switched sides and supported Sten Sture in overthrowing the king, which at the death of Sten Sture led to him self being elected regent. His resignation was demanded by the Privy Council of Sweden in the summer of 1511, but in practice the remained in power until his death on January 2, 1512.

His first marriage (1490-1495) with Iliana Gädda, produced the son Sten Sture the Younger. He married a second time with Mette Ivarsdotter Dyre (1504-1512).

Preceded by:
Sten Sture the Elder
List of Swedish monarchs Succeeded by:
Erik Trolle