Peder Fredags Gränd

Peder Fredags Gränd

Peder Fredags Gränd (Swedish: "Alley of Peter Friday") is a small blind alley in Gamla stan, the old town in central Stockholm, Sweden. Stretching north from Köpmangatan, it is located between Skeppar Olofs Gränd and Staffan Sasses Gränd, just south of the Tessin Palace.

The inconspicuous alley remained nameless until the 20th century; it is included on a map from 1700, but completely left out on another dated 1733. The present name was given the alley in 1939, presumably inspired by the two parallel alleys, both of which are named after men who served King Gustav Vasa (1496–1560) during the ousting of Danish forces.cite book
title = Stockholms gatunamn
edition = 2nd ed. | year = 1992
publisher = Kommittén för Stockholmsforskning
location = Stockholm | id = ISBN 91-7031-042-4
pages = 64 | chapter = Innerstaden: Gamla stan

Peder Fredag (-1525) was probably one of the burghers of Stockholm, first appearing in historical records in 1520 when he, confronted with Christian II of Denmark, vehemently opposed the city's terms of surrender. Before the Danes marched into the city, he escaped to the northern parts of Sweden where he began to amass people to revolt against the Danish king. He started to raid the Stockholm Archipelago with his yacht, and in 1521 he joined the party of Gustav Vasa who eventually gave him a letter of marque. During the seizure of the capital, Peder Fredag was appointed captain in charge over the camp at Lovön, and as such he repelled an attack from the besieged city in Christmas 1521 and another against the King's camp on Södermalm in autumn 1522. Following the king's glorious march into the city, Peder Fredag was richly rewarded with marks of honour and tokens of grace, but he eventually died on the battlefield in 1525 during an assault against the city of Kalmar, besieged by the mercenary troops of Berend von Melen.cite web
title = Nordisk Familjebok / Supplement | language = Swedish
author = | publisher = Project Runeberg
date = 1925 | accessdate = 2007-02-27
url =
] cite web
title = Vem var Peder Fredag? | language = Swedish
author = Martin Stugart | publisher = Dagens Nyheter
date = 2004-10-13 | accessdate = 2007-02-27
url =


See also

* List of streets and squares in Gamla stan


* cite book
title = Peder Fredag : historisk berättelse från Sture- och vasatiden
author = Carl August Cederborg | date = 1924

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