What was the Battle of Falun (1521)?

Introduction The Battle of Falun (Swedish: Slaget om Falun) was the first battle of the Swedish War of Liberation that took place in Falun, Sweden on 05 February 1521. Background Swedish rebels under Gustav Vasa, who had just days earlier been proclaimed leader of the Dalecarlians against the Danes, raided Falun. The rebels, consisting of… Read More

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What was the Swedish War of Liberation (1521-1523)?

Introduction The Swedish War of Liberation (1521–23; Swedish: Befrielsekriget, “The Liberation War”), also known as Gustav Vasa’s Rebellion and the Swedish War of Secession, was a rebellion and a civil war in which the nobleman Gustav Vasa successfully deposed King Christian II from the throne of Sweden, ending the Kalmar Union between Sweden, Norway, and… Read More