Swedish monarchs

Including the current king Carl XVI Gustaf, Sweden has had 23 monarchs, starting with Gustav I. Learn more about them here below. But first a few words about Regnal numbers.

Regnal number

Regnal numbers are serial numbers, used to distinguish monarchs with the same name and nationality from each other. Roman numerals are used for the regnal numbers. You can read about Roman numerals on Wikipedia.

For example, the name of the current king, Carl XVI Gustaf, is pronounced, Carl the sixteenth Gustaf.