Grave Of Gustav Vasa, Uppsala
The most important landmark of the Cathedral is the grave of king Gustav Vasa and his two wives.
Gustav Vasa, or Gustav I-Regent, and then king of Sweden, whose name is associated with the formation of Sweden as an independent state.
The king was the organizer of the revolt against Danish rule, which ended with the capture of Stockholm in 1523, somewhat earlier Gustav was elected king of Sweden.
Gustav I was the initiator of the reformation, adopted by the Riksdag in 1527, as a result of which a significant part of the Church's estates were confiscated to the Treasury, and the clergy were practically deprived of power. Thanks to the king's care, Swedish trade and industry were greatly developed, and the Northern country became a major exporter of iron and copper.
In the last years of his reign, Gustav started a war with Russia, which was unsuccessful for Sweden, then he intervened in the Livonian civil war, which led to the Livonian war. The king died on September 29, 1560, in London. Stockholm.