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  Charles XIV John of Sweden - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Charles XIV John (Swedish: Karl XIV Johan), born Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte (January 26, 1763 – March 8, 1844) was King of Sweden and Norway (where he was known as Karl III Johan) from 1818 until his death.
Charles John, as commander-in-chief of the northern army, successfully defended the approaches to Berlin against Oudinot in August and against Ney in September at the Battles of Grossbeeren and Dennewitz; but after Leipzig he went his own way, determined at all hazards to cripple Denmark and secure Norway.
According to a popular myth, after his death a tattoo was found on Charles XIV John's body saying "Mort aux rois!" ("Death to kings!") which, according to the myth, was made during the French Revolution.
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 Charles XIV, king of Sweden and Norway. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1809, Gustavus IV of Sweden abdicated and was succeeded by his aged and childless uncle, Charles XIII.
He was elected crown prince by the Riksdag and adopted (1810) by Charles XIII as Charles John.
The infirmity of the old king and the dissensions in the council of state put the reins of government in the hands of the crown prince.
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  ::Charles XI of Sweden::
Charles XI was king of Sweden from 1660 to 1697.
Charles was the only son of Charles X and was born in November 1655.
Charles took on the nobles by allying himself to the lesser classes - the lower nobility, the clergy, the burghers and the peasants.
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  Charles XIV John of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles XIV John (Karl XIV Johan), born Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte (January 26, 1763 March 8, 1844) was King of Sweden and Norway (where he was known as Charles III John (Karl III Johan)) from 1818 until his death.
In 1808, as governor of the Hanseatic towns, he was to have directed the expedition against Sweden, via the Danish islands, but the plan came to nought because of the want of transports and the defection of the Spanish contingent.
Charles John, as commander-in-chief of the northern army, successfully defended the approaches to Berlin against Oudinot in August and against Ney in September; but after Leipzig he went his own way, determined at all hazards to cripple Denmark and secure Norway.
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 Columbia Encyclopedia- Sweden - AOL Research & Learn
Sweden falls into two main geographical regions: the north (Norrland), comprising about two thirds of the country, which is mountainous (except for a narrow strip of lowland along the Gulf of Bothnia); and the south (Svealand and Götaland), which is mostly low-lying and where most of the population lives.
The history of 19th-century Sweden, under Charles XIV (reigned 1818–44), Oscar I (1844–59), Charles XV (1859–72), and Oscar II (1872–1907), was one of progressive liberalization in government and of industrial development.
Sweden entered the United Nations in 1946, and Dag Hammarskjöld, a Swedish diplomat, was secretary-general of the organization from 1953 until his death in 1961.
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 Charles XIV - LoveToKnow 1911
(1763-1844), king of Sweden and Norway, born at Pau on the 26th of January 1763, was the son of Henri Bernadotte (1711-1780), procurator at Pau, and Jeanne St Jean (1725-1809).
In 1797 he brought reinforcements from the Rhine to Bonaparte's army in Italy, distinguishing himself greatly at the passage of the Tagliamento, and in 1798 was sent as ambassador to Vienna, but was compelled to quit his post owing to the disturbances caused by his hoisting the tricolor over the embassy.
Great Britain and Prussia very properly insisted that Charles John's first duty was to them, the former power rigorously protesting against the expenditure of her subsidies on the nefarious Norwegian adventure before the common enemy had been crushed.
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Charles XIII, Karl XIII, or Carl II, (1748-1818), king of Sweden and Norway, the second son of king Adolf Frederick of Sweden, and Louisa Ulrica of Prussia, sister of Frederick the Great, was born at Stockholm on October 7, 1748.
On the death of Gustavus III, Charles, now duke of Sudermannia, acted as regent of Sweden till 1796; but the real ruler of the country was the narrow-minded and vindictive Gustaf Adolf Reuterholm, whose mischievous influence over him was supreme.
On the accession of Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (November 1796), the duke became a mere cipher in politics till the March 13, 1809, when those who had dethroned Gustav IV Adolf appointed him regent, and finally elected king by Riksdag of the Estates.
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 Charles XIV John of Sweden Summary
Charles John led a Swedish army against France in the final years of the Napoleonic Wars, and after Napoleon's defeat Sweden was allowed to annex Norway, which had been part of the Danish kingdom.
Charles XIV John (Swedish: Karl XIV Johan), born Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte (January 26, 1763 – March 8, 1844) was King of Sweden and Norway (where he was known as Karl III Johan) from 1818 until his death.
Charles John, as commander-in-chief of the northern army, successfully defended the approaches to Berlin against Oudinot in August and against Ney in September at the Battles of Grossbeeren and Dennewitz; but after Leipzig he went his own way, determined at all hazards to cripple Denmark and secure Norway.
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 Oscar I of Sweden Information - TextSheet.com
Oscar I (July 4, 1799 - July 8, 1859), king of Sweden and Norway, was the son of General Bernadotte, afterwards King Charles XIV of Sweden, and his wife, Eugenie Desirée Clary, afterwards Queen Desideria.
From Charles XIII of Sweden the lad received the title of duke of Sudermannia.
Oscar I left four sons, of whom two, Carl (Charles XV of Sweden) and Oskar Fredrik (Oscar II of Sweden), succeeded him to the throne.
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 Oscar I - LoveToKnow 1911
OSCAR I. (1799-1859), king of Sweden and Norway, was the son of General Bernadotte, afterwards King Charles XIV.
When, in August 1810, Bernadotte was elected crown prince of Sweden, Oscar and his mother removed from Paris to Stockholm (June 1811).
His fear lest Russia should demand a stretch of coast along the Varanger Fjord induced him to remain neutral during the Crimean War, and, subsequently, to conclude an alliance with Great Britain and France (November 2 5th, 1855) for preserving the territorial integrity of Scandinavia.
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 Charles XIV of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
King Charles XIV of Sweden, Charles III of Norway, or domestically Karl XIV Johan and Carl III Johan respectively, Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte (January 26, 1763 – March 8, 1844) was born at Pau, France, the son of Henri Bernadotte (1711-1780), procurator at Pau, and Jeanne St. Jean (1725-1809).
In 1794 we find him as brigadier attached to the army of the Sambre et Meuse, and after Jourdan's victory at Fleurus (26 June 1794) he became a general of division.
In 1797 he brought reinforcements from the Rhine to Bonaparte's army in Italy, distinguishing himself greatly at the passage of the, and in 1798 served as ambassador to Vienna, but had to quit his post owing to the disturbances caused by his hoisting the tricolour over the embassy.
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 4Reference || Charles XIV of Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Charles XIV, Karl XIV Johan, or Carl III Johan, (1763-1844), king of Sweden and Norway, born at Pau, France on January 26, 1763.
In the war against Austria, Bernadotte led the Saxon contingent at the Battle of Wagram (6 July 1809), on which occasion, on his own initiative, he issued an order of the day attributing the victory principally to the valour of his Saxons, which order Napoleon I of France at once disavowed.
As unional king, Charles XIV John(who succeeded to that title in 1818 following the death of Charles XIII) was popular in both countries.
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 Sandafayre Stamp Auctions | Stamp Atlas | Sweden
Union of Sweden with Norway and Denmark, which had been created in the 14th century, was dissolved in 1523 when Gustavus Vasa became Gustavus I. Denmark retained control of some of the southern mainland and the island of Gotland, but, when Gustavus Adolphus came to the throne in 1611, the country quickly gained strength.
Sweden gained territory in Europe and its foundations as a major power in the Baltic area were laid.
During the Napoleonic wars Sweden was neutral but in November 1807 a Swedish division was sent to Lubeck in support of Prussia; it was intercepted by Marshal Bernadotte and the First Corps of the Grande Armee and forced to return to Sweden.
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 Charles XIV of Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: )
King Charles XIV of Sweden, Charles III of Norway, or domestically Carl XIV Johan andCarl III Johan respectively, Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte (January 26, 1763 - March 8, 1844) was born at Pau, France, the son of Henri Bernadotte (1711 - 1780), procurator at Pau, and Jeanne St. Jean (1725 - 1809).
In 1808, as governor of the Hanseatic towns, he was to have directed the expedition against Sweden, via the Danish islands, but theplan came to nought because of the want of transports and the defection of the Spanish contingent.
On the November 2 Bernadotte made his solemn entry into Stockholm, and on the November 5 hereceived the homage of the estates and was adopted by Charles XIII under the name of "Charles John".
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 Charles XIV - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Charles XIV   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A former marshal in the French army, in 1810 he was elected crown prince of Sweden under the name of Charles John (Carl Johan).
Loyal to his adopted country, he brought Sweden into the alliance against Napoleon in 1813, as a reward for which Sweden received Norway.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Sweden
Sweden also accepted refugees from the Baltic countries, Lithuania, Estonia and Lithuania, whom were later to be discovered as Nazi collaborators.
Sweden is considered a pioneer in Holocaust education.
In January 2000 Sweden hosted an international gathering to promote awareness of the Holocaust, which was attended by heads of state from numerous countries throughout the world.
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 Sweden Travel
Sweden's way of life has often been called the "middle way", because it combines private enterprise with a government that greatly influences the development of the economy.
Sweden is famous for smorgasbord, an assortment of cold and hot foods placed on a large table for self-service.
Sweden was one of the last regions to lose the ice that covered most of Europe thousands of years ago.
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 Charles XIV (of Sweden) Biography (1763–1844) (originally Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte) Online Encyclopedia Article ...
Charles XIV (of Sweden) Biography (1763–1844) (originally Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte)
King of Sweden (1818–44), born a lawyer's son in Pau, SW France.
He fought in several Napoleonic campaigns (1805–9), then was elected heir to the throne of Sweden (1810), turning Protestant, and changing his name to Charles John.
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 Sweden: cousine | Sweden travel - hotels in Sweden
In Sweden many local, traditional meals are eaten, in the north some with their roots in the Sami people, some not, including reindeer, and other game.
Sweden's long winters explain the lack of fresh vegetables in many traditional recipes.
Second to the chanterelle, and considered almost as delicious, is the porcini mushroom, or Karl-Johansvamp named after Charles XIV John (Karl XIV Johan) who introduced its use as food.
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 Ancestors and Family of Charles IX of Sweden Vasa
Charles IX, or Karl IX (1550-1611), king of Sweden, was the youngest son of Gustav I of Sweden and Margareta Lejonhufvud.
King Charles IX Finally, the Riksdag at Linköping, February 24, 1600 declared that Sigismund and his posterity had forfeited the Swedish throne, and, passing over duke John, the second son of John III, a youth of ten, recognized duke Charles as their sovereign under the title of Charles IX.
Indisputably Charles was cruel, ungenerous and vindictive; yet he seems, at all hazards, strenuously to have endeavoured to do his duty during a period of political and religious transition, and, despite his violence and brutality, possessed many or the qualities of a wise and courageous statesman.
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 Bernadotte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Following the Finnish War in 1809 Sweden suffered the traumatic loss of Finland, which had constituted the eastern half of the Swedish realm.
Bernadotte, who was born in the town of Pau, in the province of Béarn, France, had through the tumultuous French Revolution risen to become not only one of Napoleon's generals, but also a Marshal of France and Prince of Ponte Corvo, a town in southern Italy.
Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte reigned as King Charles XIV of Sweden and Carl III Johan of Norway from February 5, 1818 until his death on March 8, 1844.
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