Johan III of Sweden (1537–1592) was a Swedish king. He was a member of the Vasa dynasty, the second son of Gustav Vasa.
In 1537 AD, he took the throne after disposing his mentally ill half-brother Erik XIV. His reign was notably pro-Catholic, in clear opposition of his father, who had brought the Reformation and Lutheranism to Sweden. His first wife was a Catholic, princess Catherine Jagellonica of Poland.
His son Sigismund succeeded him after his death on 17 November 1592.
|Pre Kalmar Union|Erik VI the Victorious • Olof Skötkonung I • Anund Jacob I • Emund I the Old • Stenkil • Erik VII Stenkilsson • Halsten Stenkilsson • Erik VIII the Pagan • Anund Gårdske • Håkan the Red • Inge I the Elder • Blot-Sven • Filip Halstensson • Inge II the Younger • Ragnvald Knaphövde • Sverker I the Elder • Eric IX the Saint • Magnus Henriksen • Karl VII Sverkersson • Knut I Eriksson • Sverker II the Younger • Erik X Knutsson • Johan Sverkersson I the Child • Erik XI the Lisp and Lame • Knut II the Tall • Valdemar Birgersson • Magnus III Ladulås • Birger Magnusson • Mats Kettilmundsson • Magnus IV Eriksson • Erik XII Magnusson • Haakon VI of Norway • Albert of Mecklenburg • Margareta I of Denmark • Eric of Pomerania • Christopher of Bavaria • Karl Knutsson Bonde • Kristian I of Denmark • John II of Denmark • Kristian II the Tyrant
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