Today in History: Feb. 27

Wikimedia Commons Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus, who signed the treaty with Tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich.
396 years ago today, on Feb. 27, 1617, Sweden and Russia signed the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and denying Russia access to the Baltic Sea for the next century. The war, which gave Sweden a large gain of territory, is perhaps best remembered for an attempt to seat a Swedish duke on the Russian throne.