Revolution of 1772

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The Revolution of 1772 also known as The Bloodless Revolution (

division of power between the king and the Riksdag of the Estates, resulting in the end of the Age of Liberty and the introduction of the Swedish Constitution of 1772
, which would strengthen the power of the monarch.



Swedish history that spanned from 1718 to 1772, during which the Riksdag of the Estates held significant power and limited the authority of the monarch. This period saw the introduction of various reforms, including freedom of the press and the abolition of torture

However, by the mid-18th century, the Age of Liberty had become a period of political stagnation and corruption. Furthermore, the Riksdag had become deeply divided and unable to effectively govern the country, leading to calls for reform from various quarters.

See also


  • Beth Hennings, Gustav III: En biografi (1957), Norstedts förlag 1990
  • Berättelser ur svenska historien / 42. Frihetstidens sista år och Revolutionen 1772