Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, a Swedish mine owner and statesman, led a rebellion against Eric of Pomerania, King of the Kalmar Union. Sweden was upset with the Danes' interference with Swedish exports and unjust collection of taxes. The Engelbrekt Rebellion led to the deposing of Eric of Pomerania and the eventual dissolution of the Kalmar Union.
Russians forces invade Sweden.
1495 · The Russo-Swedish War
While in an alliance with Grand Prince Ivan III of Moscow, King Hans of Denmark and Norway invaded Sweden and was declared King of Sweden.
Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Sven, from Old Norse Sveinn, originally a byname meaning ‘boy’, ‘servant’.