By Verne Moberg
© 2000 by Verne Moberg
Christian Benedictsson born November 26.
1840 - 1844
Swedish girls' schools founded.
Equal inheritance for Swedish men and women.
Swedish women win the right to enter certain trades.
Danish women request the right to attend university lectures.
Sophie Sager, in Stockholm, becomes first Swedish woman to press rape charges (her complaint considered scandalous).
Victoria Bruzelius (Benedictsson) born March 6.
Christian Benedictsson marries Matilda Andersson (five children born to this marriage).
Two female students enroll in art and craft schools in Stockholm. Danish age of majority for women now 25; equal inheritance laws for Danish women and men; unmarried Danish women entitled to enter the labor market.
Stockholm inspection program for prostitutes; also founding of women's magazine entitled Magazine for the Home.
Labor organizing begins in Sweden.
Sophie Adlersparre (painter) dies.
Article published on S. Adlersparre.
Swedish Art Academy opens for women; extended labor market rights for Swedish women.
Matilda Benedictsson dies; first Danish woman speaks in public; Danish music conservatory opens for women.
Swedish government committee on girls' school.
Georg Brandes publishes his translation of J.S. Mill's On the Subjection of Women.
Swedish medical schools open to women; Swedish women win the right to take student examination as private students.
Victoria Bruzelius marries Christian Benedictsson in September.
Hilma Benedictsson born; Swedish universities open for women. Association for Married Women's Property Rights founded in Sweden.
Swedish wives win right to control their own earnings; regulation of prostitution in Denmark.
Danish universities open for women; regulation in Sweden.
Ellen Benedictsson born July 22 (died August 12).
1877 - 1880
Charles de Quillfeldt visits Hörby.
Victoria Benedictsson visits the National Museum, Stockholm; the Federation (against regulation) comes to Stockholm.
Ibsen's A Doll's House; August Bebel's Woman and Socialism.
Knut Wicksell publicly advocates birth control (in Uppsala); Swedish women permitted to work as low-level civil servants.
Benedictsson suffers knee injury and confined to bed for two years.
Bjørnson's A Glove; Anna Charlotte Leffler's play True Women; Ellen Fries becomes Sweden's first female Ph.D.
Female age of majority drops to 21 in Sweden; Married Women's Property Act passed in Swedish parliament; Fredrika Bremer Society
(Swedish women's organization) founded; first woman suffrage bill introduced in Swedish parliament; publication of Strindberg's Married;
Adda Ravnkilde commits suicide.
Benedictsson's novel Money published; Amalie Skram's Constance Ring; Gustaf af Geijerstam's Erik Grane.
Dagny, new Swedish women's magazine, founded; Y.B.'s article on syphilis and Stella Kleve's "Pyrrhic Victories" in Forward; first Swedish women's trade unions.
Double Standard Debate (1887-88); publication of Benedictsson's Madame Marianne; Folklife and Little Tales, and Harriet Martineau biography; Swedish publishers split over Strindberg.
Benedictsson publishes article on Brandes and loses feminist support; becomes first woman to receive support from Swedish Academy; commits suicide in Copenhagen July 21-22; Strindberg's Miss Julie appears; Matti Benedictsson gives V.B.'s papers to Axel Lundegård; Matti and Karl of Geijerstam marry in September; Lundegård completes and publishes Spellbound and The Mother.
Compulsory gymnastics proposed for Swedish girls' schools.
Swedish woman suffrage society founded.
Karl af Geijerstam and Christian Benedictsson die.
Amalie Skram commits suicide; regulation abolished in Denmark.
Woman suffrage passed in Finland.
Lundegård publishes Elsa Finne and Matti af Geijerstam, her correspondence with V.B. 1913 -- Woman suffrage in Norway.
Woman suffrage in Denmark.
1919 - 1921
Universal suffrage in Sweden.
Swedish wives win majority at 21 and other equal rights with husbands.
Diary Leaves and Letters, edited by Axel Lundegård.
Sten Linder publishes dissertation: "Ernst Ahlgren i hennes romaner."
Tora Sandström publishes Freudian study of Benedictsson.
1949 - 1950
Fredrik Böök publishes Victoria Benedictsson and George Brandes in addition to biography of V.B.
Many publications on V.B. with revived interest from a new women's movement
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