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Charles XIII

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Charles XIII & II
Charles XIII of Sweden wearing the Order of Charles XIII in red
King of Sweden
Reign6 June 1809 – 5 February 1818
PredecessorGustav IV Adolf
SuccessorCharles XIV John
King of Norway
Reign4 November 1814 – 5 February 1818
PredecessorChristian Frederick
SuccessorCharles III John
Born(1748-10-07)7 October 1748
Died5 February 1818(1818-02-05) (aged 69)
SpouseHedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp
IssueCarl Löwenhielm (extramarital)
HouseHouse of Holstein-Gottorp i.e. House of Oldenburg
FatherAdolf Frederick
MotherLouisa Ulrika of Prussia

Charles XIII & II also Carl, Swedish: Karl XIII (born 7 October 1748 in Stockholm, Sweden, dead 5 February 1818) was a Swedish monarch. He was the King of Sweden (as Charles XIII) from 1809 and King of Norway (as Charles II) from 1814 until his 1818 death.[1] He was the second son of King Adolf Frederick of Sweden and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, sister of Frederick II of Prussia.[2]

While known as King Charles XIII in Sweden, he was actually the seventh Swedish king by that name, as Charles IX (reigned 1604–1611) had adopted his numeral after studying a fictitious history of Sweden.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sweden" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  2. Karl 2 – utdypning (Store norske leksikon)
  3. Article Karl in Nordisk familjebok

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Charles XIII of Sweden at Wikimedia Commons

Charles XIII/II
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 7 October 1748 Died: 5 February 1818
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Gustav IV Adolf
King of Sweden
Succeeded by
Charles XIV/III John
Preceded by
Christian Frederick
King of Norway