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Swedish royalty celebrate 375 years of history in Delaware
newsworks.org ^ | May 11, 2013 | Shana O'Malley

Posted on 05/12/2013 10:05:51 AM PDT by Viiksitimali

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden were greeted by hundreds of Delawareans as they celebrated the 375th anniversary of the New Sweden Colony, known today as the city of Wilmington.

The Swedish royals, along with Finland's Speaker of the Parliament Eero Heinäluoma, began their day in Delaware with a luncheon at the Bunea Vista Mansion in New Castle with Governor Jack Markell.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsworks.org ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: colonial; delaware; finland; finns; godsgravesglyphs; newsweden; sweden; wilmington

1 posted on 05/12/2013 10:05:51 AM PDT by Viiksitimali
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To: Viiksitimali

Was VP Biden there? The celebration isn’t complete unless Biden is there ...


2 posted on 05/12/2013 10:13:50 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Ken522

Of course, Biden is needed. He’s a Swedish meatball...


3 posted on 05/12/2013 10:16:24 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Ken522

...The day culminated with a Jubilee Gala at the Chase Center on the Riverfront featuring Vice President Joe Biden, ...
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130512/NEWS/305120061/New-Sweden-s-375th-anniversary-celebrated


4 posted on 05/12/2013 10:16:38 AM PDT by Viiksitimali
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To: Viiksitimali

I don’t understand why Americans give a fig about royals. I have no king but King Jesus.


5 posted on 05/12/2013 10:18:31 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: .45 Long Colt
Uh, not particularly concerned but these people are all relatives of a good number of Freepers ~ natural aristocracy and all of that aside, the folks in 'the Family' are more closely related to the earliest European settlers here than are many late arriving immigrants.

Besides, one of my ancestors designed that fort. Finally the king comes to take a look!

6 posted on 05/12/2013 10:32:45 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: .45 Long Colt

If not for Queen Isabella of Spain, Columbus would not have made his discoveries of the Americas. All of the New World explorers were financed by the crown of a European country. And it was a king who is responsible for the translation of the bible into English - a translation that stands on its own as a great work of literature, that has been the source of great literature into modern times. Royalty commissioned and supported much of the art that is the cornerstone of western civilization.
Please open your eyes.


7 posted on 05/12/2013 10:35:44 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: .45 Long Colt

Especially the royals of corrupt, Orwellian Sweden.


8 posted on 05/12/2013 10:57:42 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kabumpo
There were several translations of the Bible into English before King James had a committee produce the "authorized" version, including one Catholic translation (made by English exiles in France).

Pedro Cabral discovered Brazil in 1500 while trying to get to India--so if Columbus had never sailed, or if he had not got back safely to Europe with the news, the European discovery of the American continents would not have been long delayed. Of course there were some people in Iceland who knew about Greenland and "Vinland" but they don't seem to have been telling the rest of Europe about it.

9 posted on 05/12/2013 11:08:25 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Viiksitimali; Impy; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican

Give Delaware back to Sweden. They can take the 3 Stalinist members of Congress and we’ll throw in Vice-Emperor Plugs as a gimme.


10 posted on 05/12/2013 11:48:53 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Viiksitimali

Napoleon’s Marshal Bernadotte


11 posted on 05/12/2013 12:02:24 PM PDT by ObligedFriend
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To: kabumpo

Talk about an over-the-top reaction. I could write books on some of the great kings in history, but that doesn’t negate the fact that I believe in the sovereignty of the individual. I believe in free people selecting their own leaders. I reject the idea of any man automatically becoming a ruler simply because he was to the manor born. The God of the Bible, the God King James ostensibly worshipped, warned Israel about having a king, but they knew better, they cried out for a king and He gave them one.


12 posted on 05/12/2013 1:23:12 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: Viiksitimali; 1234; A knight without armor; AIM-54; Allan; american colleen; AndyPH; anguish; ...
Following the luncheon, the royals headed over to the Wilmington river front where they boarded a replica ship of the Kalmar Nykel. . . .

My 13th-generation grandfather, Peter Gunnarsson Rambo, came over on the original Kalmar Nyckel, on the second voyage (1639-40), and he was one of the founders of New Sweden.

Ping to the Swedish Ping List.

13 posted on 05/12/2013 6:12:55 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Swedish-American on both sides of the family, and Swedish Ping List master)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; Viiksitimali; .45 Long Colt; GOPsterinMA; GeronL
Damn right. Denmark has Greenland, so why can't Sweden have Delaware? Biden can be the Prime Minister. He would probably be considered "center-right" over there.

They love King Barry, they'll love King Gustaf even more. Excuse me "Carl XVI Gustaf".

Sadly this is photoshopped, they love putting silly hats on the royal family for some reason. Swedes are weird.

14 posted on 05/13/2013 12:09:35 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Charles Henrickson

375 year Jubilee of New Sweden
http://bambuser.com/node/3634600
(Video starts at 2:09:30)


15 posted on 05/13/2013 9:40:12 AM PDT by Viiksitimali
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To: Pharmboy; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Viiksitimali.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


16 posted on 05/28/2013 7:33:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: max americana

“Of course, Biden is needed. He’s a Swedish meatball...”

Heh - Biden could be a stunt double for the old Swedish Cook from Sesame Street. “Bork, bork, bork”


17 posted on 05/28/2013 8:41:54 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Viiksitimali; SunkenCiv; indcons; Chani; thefactor; blam; aculeus; ELS; Doctor Raoul; ...
Thanks for the post, Viiksitimali, and the ping, SunkenCiv.

The RevWar/Colonial History/General Washington ping list...

18 posted on 05/28/2013 9:09:30 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Pharmboy

Excellent book

Documents Relating to the History of the Dutch and Swedish Settlements on the Delaware River
http://www.archive.org/stream/documentsrelativ12brod#page/n5/mode/2up

http://archive.org/details/documentsrelativ12brod


19 posted on 05/29/2013 2:35:48 AM PDT by Viiksitimali
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To: Charles Henrickson

And mine came over on the first voyage of the KN in 1638. He was about 18, although his actual DOB is unknown. His name was Peter Andersson. He was a crew member on the Kalmar Nykel and contemporary of Peter Rambo who stayed on in New Sweden to become the skipper of the Governor’s yacht. (The Governor established his home on an island and needed a yacht to get around the short-lived colony.) He returned to Sweden via Amsterdam to collect back wages from the company and to marry. He brought his wife back to New Sweden where they raised a son who became the patriarch of a long line of descendants, including me.

Please add me to the Swedish ping list.


20 posted on 05/29/2013 3:06:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Charles Henrickson

Kalmar Nyckel, tall ship of Delaware. (reconstruction)

21 posted on 05/29/2013 3:15:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Viiksitimali

Terrific...thanks for the link.


22 posted on 05/29/2013 5:21:06 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: muawiyah

The Swedish Royals, like many of the continental royals have taste and decency and brains - unlike the dimwitted trolls in the House of Hanover/Saxe-Coburg-Gotha/Windsor who are as dumb as a stump and yet have managed to corner an incredible amount of their nation’s GNP while they spend their time communing with horses which probably have more brains than they do.

On the other hand, the Swedish Royals would do well to take their country back from the Muslim savages who have invaded it.


23 posted on 05/29/2013 5:51:45 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: Viiksitimali

See:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Kalmar+Nyckel&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=zPilUeaVMZH94AO97ICgCQ&ved=0CFMQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=793

Kalmar Nyckel - AWESOME!!!


24 posted on 05/29/2013 5:57:43 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Scandinavians made beautiful ships - just like their women!!

See Norske Love and the Vasa.

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=793&q=norske+love&oq=Norske+lov&gs_l=img.1.0.0j0i24l7.1270.4901.0.6871.10.10.0.0.0.0.62.479.10.10.0...0.0...1ac.1.14.img.D9DmO9jazbM

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=793&q=the+vasa+ship&oq=The+Vasa&gs_l=img.1.2.0l7j0i24j0i10i24j0i24.2224.3833.0.6184.8.8.0.0.0.0.46.356.8.8.0...0.0...1ac.1.14.img.dV04Jlb-Krw


25 posted on 05/29/2013 6:01:13 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: ZULU

The Sa’ami would be well advised to tighten up their immigration policy as well ~ they can do a blood test now to see if you qualify to be considered indigenous!


26 posted on 05/29/2013 6:31:44 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Viiksitimali

Swedes had colonies all up and down the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River, all the way up to Port Jervis area of NY State. They would harvest crops and timber, build the timber into barges, and float down the Delaware River to ports around Philadelphia, PA, Camden, NJ and Wilmington, Delaware, sell the crops and the timber, and then walk home for up to two weeks.

Still plenty of place names in NW NJ, Northeastern PA, and the NY side of the NY/PA border with Swedish names.


27 posted on 05/29/2013 9:06:23 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: ZULU

Wow! Beautiful craftsmanship. All hand tools in those days too.


28 posted on 05/29/2013 11:03:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ZULU

Great link to the KN and a charming cat.


29 posted on 05/29/2013 11:04:57 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I live in New Jersey and I would love to get down there to see the Kalmar Nyckel.

Those sailing ships were the technological and artistic acroteria of their day.


30 posted on 05/29/2013 11:35:19 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: ZULU
I must carry a tiny scrap of my sea faring ancestor's DNA because I would love to go sailing on a tall ship. I find it hard to believe that my ancestor crossed the Atlantic THREE times in the mid 1600s. My father's family came a bit earlier (Jamestowne 1607) but they just came and stayed.

GGGGG13grandfather Andersson left to marry a wife and came back to settle in Philadelphia and raise a son. Either he was very brave, very ambitious, or there was nothing very attractive about Europe at the time.

The Viking ships of 500 years earlier were amazing too.


31 posted on 05/29/2013 2:39:53 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Oseberg Ship. That and the Gokstad are really things of beauty. They must have looked even better slipping through the waves.

Not one drop of recent Norse blood in me but I love things Viking. Sagas, ships, artwork, language.


32 posted on 05/29/2013 4:38:51 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: ZULU

Nor me. My most recent immigrant ancestor came from Ireland. Of course he could have had Viking blood. LOL.

But, I’m fascinated with the long ago Swedish bloodlines in my family that were unknown because of the name change in the late 1600s. Everybody previously thought they were English with (maybe) Swiss forebears.

It’s so long ago that I doubt that it affects me (except for the desire to go sailing on a tall ship), although most of us are blonde and blue-eyed. I married a “half” Italian, so I put a halt to that! LOL.


33 posted on 05/29/2013 4:44:43 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ZULU
I live in New Jersey and I would love to get down there to see the Kalmar Nyckel.

Contact the dock before you go to make sure that it is in port. It takes trips in the summer time, I'm told. Probably participates in those "Tall Ships" regattas up and down the East Coast.

34 posted on 05/29/2013 4:47:32 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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