Funeral of Gustav III

The funeral of King Gustav III of Sweden took place on 14 May 1792. The king had died on 29 March as a result of the injuries he sustained when he was shot by Jacob Johan Anckarström during a masquerade ball at the Royal Opera in Stockholm on 16 March.[1]

The decorations at the funeral

The funeral itself was held in Riddarholmskyrkan, which had been decorated in a grand manner.

For the funeral, Joseph Martin Kraus composed a funeral march to a text of Carl Gustaf af Leopold that was performed by the solo singers Caroline Müller, Franziska Stading, Kristofer Kristian Karsten and Carl Stenborg, choir and orchestra from the Royal Swedish Opera under the direction of the composer himself.


  1. ^ Alf Henrikson, Ekot av ett skott - öden kring 1792, Bra Böcker 1986, ISBN 91-7752-124-2.

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