Gustav IV Adolf's arrest during the Coup of 1809
Gustav IV Adolf's arrest during the Coup of 1809

The Coup of 1809 (Swedish: Statskuppen 1809) also referred to as the Revolution of 1809 (Swedish: Revolutionen 1809) was a Swedish coup d'état by a group of noblemen resulting in the deposition of King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden and the introduction of the Instrument of Government (1809).[1][2] The coup was provoked by the disastrous Finnish War. The leaders of the coup are known in history collectively as 1809 års män ('Men of 1809').

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References

  1. ^ "statskuppen 1809 - Uppslagsverk - NE.se". www.ne.se. Retrieved 2021-05-04.
  2. ^ Isakson, Börje (2009). Två dygn som förändrade Sverige : 1809 års revolution. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur. Libris 10701773. ISBN 978-91-27-11760-0

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