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Charles IX (Karl IX)
(1550–1611)

Charles IX (Karl IX) (1550–1611)

King of Sweden (1604–1611). Third son of Gustav I Vasa, he helped lead a rebellion against the rule of his half brother Erik XIV that placed his other brother on the throne as John III. After the accession (1592) of his devoutly Catholic nephew, Sigismund III, Charles called the Convention of Uppsala, which demanded that Lutheranism be retained as... More...


Sweden, 1971, Anointing horn of Karl IX, 1606

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