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Danish-Swedish-Hanseatic War
Part of Dano-Swedish Wars
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Svante Sture's War with Denmark
(Swedish imagination of 1888)
Result Treaty of Malmö: Sweden and Lübeck agree to pay contribution to Denmark
Armoiries Suède moderne.svg Sweden
Free City of Lübeck (from 1509)

 Kalmar Union

Commanders and leaders

Armoiries Suède moderne.svg Sten Sture (†1503)
Armoiries Suède moderne.svg Svante Sture

Armoiries Suède moderne.svg Hemming Gadh

National Coat of arms of Denmark no crown.svg King John
National Coat of arms of Denmark no crown.svg Queen Christina

National Coat of arms of Denmark no crown.svg Henrich Krummedige

The Dano-Swedish War from 1501 to 1512 was a military conflict between Denmark and Sweden within the Kalmar Union. The War began with a Swedish revolt against John, King of Denmark and the siege of Danish hold Stockholm. Fightings were intensified in 1509 and 1510 when the German city of Lübeck and the Hanseatic League helped Sweden to conquer Danish hold Kalmar and Borgholm. The new established Danish Navy fought joint Hanseatic-Swedish naval forces at Nakskov and Bornholm in 1510 and 1511. In April 1512 a peace agreement was signed in Malmö.


  • George Childs Kohn (Hrsg.): Dictionary of Wars, page 142f. Routledge 2013
  • Hanno Brand (ed.): Trade, Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange - Continuity and Change in the North Sea Area and the Baltic 1350-1750, page 115ff. Uitgeverij Verloren, Hilversum 2005
  • Franklin Daniel Scott: Sweden, the Nation's History, page 99ff. SIU Press, 1988

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