1748 in Sweden

Events from the year 1748 in Sweden

Years in Sweden: 1745 1746 1747 1748 1749 1750 1751
Centuries: 17th century · 18th century · 19th century
Decades: 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s
Years: 1745 1746 1747 1748 1749 1750 1751



  • - The King is no longer able to participate in politics because of health reasons, and a stamp with his signature is manufactured and used by the government of the Riksdag of the Estates.
  • - The Royal Order of the Seraphim, Order of the Sword and Order of the Polar Star is created.
  • - A new law disbands the privileges of all factories who cannot support themselves with the exception of private home manufacture.
  • - The Romani are formally allowed to live in Sweden.[1] The condition is however that they settle permanently and abandon their nomadic life style.
  • - Eva Ekeblad is inducted to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. She is the first female member there.
  • - A fund and a home is established for the support of widows and orphans of sailors.[2]




  1. ^ Hadenius, Stig, Nilsson, Torbjörn & Åselius, Gunnar, Sveriges historia: vad varje svensk bör veta, Bonnier Alba, Stockholm, 1996
  2. ^ Du Rietz, Anita, Kvinnors entreprenörskap: under 400 år, 1. uppl., Dialogos, Stockholm, 2013

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