Rössjöholm Castle

Munka-ljungby, Sweden

The first known owner of Rössjöholm castle was Danish knight Olof Geed around the year 1500. Later it was owned for example by Leijonsköld, Silfverskiöld, Sjöcrona families. The first strong castle was built in 1553 and it had even seven towers. The castle was destroyed by Swedish forces in 1676, but some ruins of this castle still remains. The new main building was built in 1696, but it was destroyed by fire in 1730. The current castle dates from 1731. Since 1857 it has been owned by Rosenørn-Lehn family. The famous writer Frans G. Bengtsson was born and lived in Rössjöholm.

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Founded: 1731
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: The Age of Liberty (Sweden)

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