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Timeline:

  • 1252: First mention.
  • 1350: The Black Death enters the city.
  • 1388: The city is given full city rights, as ratified by king Albrekt.
  • 1419: Stockholm becomes the capital of Sweden.
  • 1471: The Battle of Brunkeberg is won by Sten Sture the elder, and the Danish are ousted.
  • 1520: The Stockholm bloodbath is perpetrated by Cristian II of Denmark.
  • 1523: Gustav I marches into Stockholm.
  • 1622: First preserved map of Stockholm dates from this year.
  • 1697: The old castle, Tre Kronor, burns to the ground.
  • 1719: The city narrowly escape Russian invasion.