What was the Treaty of Malmo (1524)?


The Treaty of Malmö (Swedish: Malmö recess), signed on 01 September 1524, ended the Swedish War of Liberation.

The Treaty

Denmark-Norway acknowledged the independent status of Sweden, which in turn renounced claims to Scania and Blekinge.

The difficult question of the control of Gotland was deferred to later occasion, to be refereed by a committee of representatives from various Hanseatic League cities.

Swedish troops were to continue military occupation of Ranrike until the issue was resolved.

Aftermath and Legacy

By 1532, no agreement had been reached, and Ranrike was returned to Denmark-Norway in exchange for 1,200 guilders.


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