Swedish South Company

The Swedish South Company, also known as the Company of New-Sweden (Swedish, Söderkompaniet, Nya Sverige-kompaniet), was a trading company from Sweden founded in 1626, that supported the trade between Sweden and its colony New Sweden, in North America. The colony was envisioned by its founding father Willem Usselincx; it was to become the first Swedish transoceanic trading project.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

New Netherland (magenta) and New Sweden (blue)
Willem Usselincx, founder of the Dutch West India Company and the Swedish South Company

In 1649 it lost its monopoly on tobacco granted by the king of Sweden in 1641. In 1655 New Sweden was annexed by New Netherland, this brought an end to the activities of the Swedish South Company, it was dissolved in 1680.


  1. ^ Nordisk Familjebok, Uggleupplagan, Usselinxartikel (läst 21 januari 2011)
  2. ^ Svensk Tobakshistoria (läst 21 januari 2011)
  3. ^ Colonial Swedes (läst 21 januari 2011)
  4. ^ Nordisk Familjebok, Uggleupplagan, Söderkompanietartikel (läst 21 januari 2011)
  5. ^ Hampton L. Carson, « Dutch and Swedish Settlements on the Delaware », The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 33, no 1, 1909, p. 8
  6. ^ Franklin J. Jameson (1887). Willem Usselinx, Founder of the Dutch and Swedish West India Companies. Johns Hopkins University, New York.

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