A depiction from 1996 of the three viceroys

Sture (Swedish: [ˈstʉ̌ːrɛ]) was the name of three influential families in Sweden from the late 14th century to the early 16th centuries. One member of second of these families and two members of the last served as nationalist Regents of Sweden in the Kalmar Union between 1470 and 1520. The Sture Party were supported by the peasants and burgesses which often resulted in conflict with the church and the nobility in the Privy Council who more often supported the Union.

Sture is also a Norwegian and Swedish male given name.


Sten Sture the Younger's son Svante Stensson Sture was elevated in 1561 to comital rank, becoming 1st Count Sture of Bogesund and/or Stegeholm.

See alsoEdit


  • "Sture" . New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
  • Bain, Robert Nisbet (1911). "Sture" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.).