Hven

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Hven, or Ven, is a small Swedish island in the Íresund strait, between Scania and Zealand.


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Map of Hven from the Blaeu Atlas 1663
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The church of Allhelgonakyrkan, designed by Joel Norborg, is no longer used as a church but as the home for the Tycho Brahe museum.

The island was historically under Danish rule, but it fell to Swedish hands in 1660, two years after the Treaty of Roskilde. Astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) built two observatories here, Uraniborg and Stjerneborg.

See also: Islands of Sweden

External links

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