To est. claim to the Swed. throne, Christian* II of Den. and Norw. repeatedly attacked Swed.; the 3d attack (1520) succeeded; he secured capitulation of Swed. in exchange for a promise of gen. amnesty; but a few days after coronation as king of Swed., he had more than 80 Swedes, mostly nobles, executed at Stockholm on charges of hostility to the pope. This bloodbath was followed by successful revolution led by Gutavus* I. who est. Lutheranism in Swed..
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