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The first unified kingdom of Sweden had developed by 1000 AD, as local tribes combined - largely though warfare - into one dominant group. Unfortunately for historians, the names and dates of Sweden's earliest kings, from the period when they became 'Swedish', are now either lost or unclear. Some traces remain, either in difficult sources, or in the royal titles themselves: the first name in the following list is actually Erik VII.
This is a chronological list of the people who have ruled Sweden; the dates given are the periods of said rule.

(Kings and Queens)
c.990 Erik VII the Victorious
993 - 1001 Erik VIII Arsaell
995 - 1021/22 Olof III Skoetkonung
1021/22 - 50/1 Anund Jacob
1050/1 - 60 Emund (the Old)
1060 - 1066 Stenkil
1066 - 1084 Halsten
1080 - 1110 Inge I (the Eldar)
1110 - 1118 Philipp
1118 - 1125 Inge II (the younger)
c.1130 Ragnvald
1135 - 1156 Sverker I (the eldar)
1158 - 1160 Erik IX the Holy
1160 - 1167 Carl VII Sverkersson
1167 - 1196 Knut Eriksson
1196 - 1208 Sverker II (the Younger)
1208 - 1216 Erik X Knutsson
1216 - 1222 Johan I Sverkersson (Hans)
1222 - 1229 Erikk XI
1229 - 1234 Knut Lange (the long, Canute)
1234 - 1249 Erik XI (2nd time)
1250 - 1266 Birger Jarl (Regent)
1250 - 1278 Waldemar (or Valdemar) Birgersson
1278 - 1290 Magnus I Birgersson Ladulas
1290 - 1319 Birger Magnusson
1319 - 1362 Magnus II
1357 - 1359 Erik XII
1362 - 1363 Hakon Magnusson
1364 - 1388 Albrecht of Mecklenburg
1388 - 1412 Margarete
1396 - 1439 Erik XIII (of Pommerania)
1440 - 1448 Christoph (of Bavaria)
1448 - 1447 Carl VIII Knutsson
1447 - 1464 Christian I
1464 - 1465 Carl VIII Knutsson (2nd time)
1467 - 1470 Carl VIII Knutsson (3rd time)
1470 - 1471 Christian I (2nd time)
1470 - 1495 Sten Sture the Older (Regent)
1497 - 1501 Hans II
1501 - 1503 Sten Sture the Older (Regent for 2nd time)
1504 - 1511 Svante Nilsson Sture (Regent)
1512 - 1520 Sten Svantesson (Sten Sture the Younger) (Regent)
1520 - 1523 Christian II
Vasa
1523 - 1560 Gustaf I Wasa (Regent from 1521)
1560 - 1568 Erik XIV
1568 - 1592 Hans III
1592 - 1599 Sigismund III (Vasa)
1599 - 1611 Carl IX
1611 - 1632 Gustaf II Adolf
1632 - 1654 Christina
Wittelsbach (Pfalzisks)
1654 - 1660 Carl X Gustaf
1660 - 1697 Carl XI
1697 - 1718 Carl XII
1719 - 1720 Ulrike Eleonore
Brabant (Hessen)
1720 - 1751 Frederik I
Holsten-Gottorp
1751 - 1771 Adolf Frederik (Adolphus)
1772 - 1792 Gustaf III
1792 - 1809 Gustaf IV Adolf
1809 - 1818 Carl XIII (regent 2-4 months)
Bernadotte
1818 - 1844 Carl XIV
1844 - 1859 Oscar I
1859 - 1872 Carl XV
1872 - 1907 Oscar II
1907 - 1950 Gustaf V
1950 - 1973 Gustav VI Adolf
1973 - Carl XVI Gustaf


 

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