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Tage Fritiof Erlander

Tage Fritiof Erlander was prime minister and chairman of the Swedish Social Democratic Workers' Party (SAP) from 1946 to 1969. He pursued a welfare state policy and a path of social reform of capitalism. In education, he introduced a compulsory nine years of schooling. He advocated Sweden's neutrality while engaging in UN activities and supporting Third World countries. 1)

Gripsholm Castle

Gripsholm is a Renaissance castle in Sweden on Lake Melar. Between 1563 and 1567 King Eric XIV Vasa of Sweden imprisoned his half-brother, Prince John III Vasa of Finland, and his wife Catherine Jagiellon. Their son, later king of Poland and Sweden Sigismund III Vasa, was born here on June 20, 1566. 2)

Skåne

Skåne is the southernmost part of Sweden. It includes the entire historical province (landskap) of Skåne. In 1902, on the private initiative of historian Mathias Weibull, the flag of Skåne was recreated, or rather created from scratch, adapting it to the Nordic flag tradition. On a red sheet of cloth is a golden cross. The flag directly refers to the medieval history of the region, which was then part of the Kingdom of Denmark. 3)

Stadshuset

Stadshuset is a huge city hall in Stockholm, built between 1911 and 1923. It is considered one of the symbols of the Swedish capital. Since 1934, ceremonial receptions in honor of Nobel Prize winners have been given in the Blue Hall (Blå hallen) of the Town Hall on December 10, each year. The architect of the Town Hall was Ragnar Östberg, inspired by Venice's Doge's Palace. 4)

Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell is best known for his series of detective stories featuring police officer Kurt Wallander. He was the husband of Eva Bergman, daughter of director Ingmar Bergman. 5)

sweden.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/17 07:51 by aga