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was the name of two influential families in Sweden
Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....
from the late 15th century to the early 16th century. One member of one of these families and two members of the other served as Regent
A regent, from the Latin regens "one who reigns", is a person selected to act as head of state because the ruler is a minor, not present, or debilitated. Currently there are only two ruling Regencies in the world, sovereign Liechtenstein and the Malaysian constitutive state of Terengganu...
s of Sweden in the Kalmar Union
The Kalmar Union is a historiographical term meaning a series of personal unions that united the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway , and Sweden under a single monarch, though intermittently and with a population...
between 1470 and 1520. The Sture Party
were supported by the peasants and burgesses which often resulted in conflict with the church and the nobility in the Privy Council
The High Council of Sweden or Council of the Realm consisted originally of those men of noble, common and clergical background, that the king saw fit for advisory service...
who more often supported the Union.
- Sten Sture the Elder
Sten Sture the Elder was a Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden from .-Background:...
- Sten Sture den äldre (reign 1470-1497 and 1501-1503)
- Svante Nilsson - Svante Nilsson Natt och Dag (reign 1504-1511)
- Sten Sture the Younger
Sten Sture the Younger , Lord of Ekesiö , was a Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden, under the era of the Kalmar Union.-Life:...
- Sten Sture den yngre (reign 1512-1520)
Sten Sture the younger's son Svante Stensson Sture
Svante Stensson Sture or Svante Sture the Younger was a Swedish count, riksmarsk and statesman. From 1562 to 1564, during the Livonian War, he was governor of Estonia....
was elevated in 1561 to comital rank, becoming 1st Count Sture of Bogesund and/or Stegeholm.