1888 in Sweden
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|Years in Sweden:||1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891|
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|Years:||1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891|
Events from the year 1888 in Sweden
- 6 February – Gillis Bildt assumed the position of prime minister
- 25 June – The Umeå city fire destroyed most of the city of Umeå
- 30 September – Elizabeth Stride is murdered in Whitechapel in London.
- The Iron Ore Line is opened.
- The trade union Swedish Metalworkers' Union is formed.
- The mursmäckas launched a strike in Stockholm to raise their salary. This attracted a great deal of attention because of their gender, and the newspapers called it The Women's Strike.
- The Women's Worker's Club, the first political club for women in Sweden, is founded by Elma Danielsson in Malmö.
- The temperance activist Emilie Rathou became the first woman in Sweden to demand the right for women suffrage in a public speech. 
- The Fotografiska Föreningen (Photographic Society) is founded: the first woman, Anna Hwass, is made a member of the board.
- The morganatic marriage between Prince Oscar and Ebba Munck cause a scandal.
- 1888 Sundsvall fire
- 26 January - Lisa Steier, ballerina and ballet master (died 1928).
- 18 March – Axel Janse, gymnast (died 1973).
- 26 March – Elsa Brändström, nurse and philanthropist (died 1948)
- 14 December – Åke Lundeberg, sport shooter (died 1939).
- 18 December – Mauritz Eriksson, sport shooter (died 1947).
- 21 July – Victoria Benedictsson, writer (born 1850)
- 7 February – Aurore von Haxthausen, composer (born 1830)
- Margareta Ståhl m.fl.: Strejker och strejkvisor 1873 -1909, Arkivet för Folkets historia, 1974.
- Emilie Rathou, urn:sbl:7563, Svenskt biografiskt lexikon (art av Hjördis Levin), hämtad 2015-05-30.
- Dahlman, Eva: Kvinnliga pionjärer, osynliga i fotohistorien
- "Axel Janse". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
- "Åke Lundeberg". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
- "Mauritz Eriksson". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
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