Ingmar Bergman was born on 14 July 1918 in Uppsala, Sweden, the son of Erik Bergman, a Lutheran minister and later chaplain to the King of Sweden, and Karin (née Åkerblom), a nurse who also had Walloon ancestors. He was brought up with his elder brother Dag and sister Margareta in a religious family. Ingmar had a strict father, who locked him up in the dark closet for "violations" like wetting the bed. Being 9 years old, Ingmar sold a set of tin soldiers for a magic lantern, a possession that changed his further life. He created his own scenery, puppets, and lighting effects and performed puppet productions of Strindberg plays in which he dubbed all the parts.