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Gustav I
Gustav Vasa.jpg
Gustav I portrayed in 1542 by Jakob Bincks.
King of Sweden
Reign 6 June 1523 – 29 September 1560
Coronation 6 June 1523
Predecessor Christian II
Successor Eric XIV
Born (1496-05-12)12 May 1496 (assumed)
Rydboholm Castle, Sweden or
Lindholmen, Sweden
Died 29 September 1560(1560-09-29) (aged 64)
Tre Kronor, Stockholm, Sweden
Burial 21 December 1560
Uppsala Cathedral
Spouse Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg
Margaret Leijonhufvud
Katarina Stenbock
Issue Eric XIV of Sweden
John III of Sweden
Katharina Vasa
Cecilia, Margravine of Baden-Rodemachern
Magnus, Duke of Östergötland
Anna Maria, Countess Palatine of Veldenz
Sophia, Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg
Elizabeth, Duchess Mecklenburg-Gadebusch
Charles IX of Sweden
House House of Vasa
Father Erik Johansson Vasa
Mother Cecilia Månsdotter Eka
Religion Lutheran Christianity , formerly Roman Catholic Christianity

Gustav I of Sweden, born 14 May 1496, dead 29 September 1560, was the King of Sweden from 1523 until his death in 1560. During his reign, Sweden broke relationship with the Kalmar Union and the Roman Catholic Church.

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