September 28, 1844 – Oscar I of Sweden – Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
Oscar contributed some of his time and energy to endeavors supportive of the performing arts. In 1832-34 he completed the opera Ryno, the errant knight left unfinished on the death of the young composer Eduard Brendler.
He also placed a high value on education and social justice. In 1839 he wrote a series of articles on popular education, and (in 1841) an anonymous work, “Om Straff och straffanstalter”, advocating prison reforms.
This stamp, issued by Norway in 1856, features a profile of Oscar I.