|Regency||1504 - February 5, 1520|
Mette Ivarsdotter Dyre
|Predecessor||Sten Sture the Elder|
|Date of Birth||1460|
|Date of Death||January 2, 1512|
Svante Nilsson Sture, (1460-1512), Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden, under the Kalmar Union, 1504 - January 2, 1512. He was born around 1460 as the son of Nils Bosson of the Sture family. He was became a member of the Privy Council of Sweden no later than 1482, but acted with in opposition to Sten Sture the Elder, going as far as supporting John of Denmark. Unwillingly he then switched sides and supported Sten Sture in overthrowing the king, which at the death of Sten Sture led to him self being elected regent. His resignation was demanded by the Privy Council of Sweden in the summer of 1511, but in practice the remained in power until his death on January 2, 1512.
Sten Sture the Elder
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