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Mariefred's name is derived from that of the former Carthusian monastery here, Mariefred Charterhouse, and means "Peace of Mary" (the former name was Gripsholm).  It lies roughly 65 kilometres west of Stockholm.  The Royal Gripsholm Castle is located in the town.  A fortress was built at the location around 1380 by Bo Jonsson Grip, and belonged to his family until the confiscation of mansions and castles by King Gustav I in 1526.  The King tore it down, and built a fortified castle with circular corner towers and a wall, for defensive purposes.  Of the original medieval fortress, only the fa├žade of a wall remains.  Since Gustav Vasa, Gripsholm has belonged to the Swedish Royal Family and was used as their residence until 1713.  Between 1563 and 1567, King Eric XIV imprisoned his brother John and his consort Catherine Jagiellon in the castle.  This was also one of the castles that King Eric was imprisoned in when John had overthrown him.  John's son Sigismund, later the King of Poland and Sweden, was born in the castle on June 20, 1566.  Gustav IV Adolf and his family were also imprisoned in the castle in 1809 after his deposition from the throne.  He signed his abdication document there.

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