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The Treaty of Knäred
was signed on 21 January 1613 and ended the Kalmar War
The Kalmar War was a war between Denmark–Norway and Sweden. Though Denmark soon gained the upper hand, she was unable to defeat Sweden entirely...
(1611-1613) between Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...
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....
. It is named after the village of Knäred
Knäred is a locality situated in Laholm Municipality, Halland County, Sweden with 1,129 inhabitants in 2005. The Treaty of Knäred was signed there in 1613, when the province of Halland was still part of Denmark.- References :...
' is one of the traditional provinces of Sweden , on the western coast of Sweden. It borders Västergötland, Småland, Scania and the sea of Kattegat.-Administration:...
, where it was signed. As a result, Sweden had to pay a ransom for the return of the fortress of Älvsborg. The ransom was paid by 1619.