Battle of Rotebro
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Battle of Rotebro

Battle of Rotebro
Part of the Dano-Swedish Wars
Date28 September 1497
Rotebro, Sweden
Result Danish victory
Denmark Denmark Sweden Sweden
Commanders and leaders
John of Denmark Sten Sture the Elder

The Battle of Rotebro was fought on 28 September 1497 between the armies of John, King of Denmark and Sten Sture the Elder, the deposed regent of Sweden. Sten Sture had fallen out of favor with the nobility and was deposed on March 1497 of his post as Regent of Sweden. The Danes invaded Sweden in July of that year, and defeated Sten's peasant army on 28 September at the village of Rotebro north of Stockholm.


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