Mottoes of The Kings and Queens of Sweden

Monarch Period Motto
Gustav Vasa 1523 - 1560 All power is of God
Erik XIV 1560 - 1568 God gives to whom He will
Johan III 1568 - 1592 God our defender
Sigismund 1592 - 1599 For justice and the people
Karl IX 1600 - 1611 In God I trust
Gustav II Adolf 1611 - 1632 With God and arms victorious
Kristina 1632 - 1654 Wisdom is the prop of the realm
Karl X Gustav 1654 - 1660 In God my destiny - He shall perform it
Karl XI 1660 - 1697 The Lord is become my Defender
Karl XII 1697 - 1718 With God's help
Ulrika Eleonora 1719 - 1720 In God my hope
Fredrik I 1720 - 1751 In God my hope
Adolf Fredrik 1751 - 1771 The prosperity of the State my felicity
Gustav III 1771 - 1792 The Fatherland
Gustav IV Adolf 1792 - 1809 God and the people
Karl XIII 1809 - 1818 The good of the people my supreme law
Karl XIV Johan 1818 - 1844 The people's love my reward
Oskar I 1844 - 1859 Justice and truth
Karl XV 1859 - 1872 With law shall the land be built
Oskar II 1872 - 1905 For the good of the kindred nations
  1905 - 1907 For Sweden's good
Gustaf V 1907 - 1950 With the people for the land of our fathers
Gustaf VI Adolf 1950 - 1973 Duty first
Carl XVI Gustaf 1973 - For Sweden - With the times