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Stortorget, meaning The Big Square, is a small square in Gamla Stan in Stockholm, the oldest part of the city and its historical center.
Today, Stortorget is the location of the Stockholm Stock Exchange Building, the seat of the Swedish Academy and The Nobel Museum. Stortorget is also close to the Royal Palace.
Stortorget was the scene of the Stockholm Bloodbath in 1520. The Stockholm Bloodbath, or the Stockholm Massacre, took place as the result of a successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces under the command of Christian II of Denmark (in Swedish history known as "Christian the Tyrant"). The bloodbath itself is a series of events taking place between November 4th and November 10th in 1520, culminating on the 8th, when around 100 people (mostly nobility and clergy supporting the Sture party) were executed, despite a promise by Christian for general amnesty.

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