Charles XIV John of Sweden

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Charles XIV John
as King of Sweden
Charles III John
as King of Norway
Charles XIV John as Crown Prince of Sweden - François Gérard.jpg
Charles XIV John (king of Sweden and Norway.) Painting by François Gérard
King of Sweden and Norway
Reign5 February 1818 – 8 March 1844
Coronation11 May 1818 (Sweden)
7 September 1818 (Norway)
PredecessorCharles XIII/II
SuccessorOscar I
Born(1763-01-26)26 January 1763
Pau, France
Died8 March 1844(1844-03-08) (aged 81)
Stockholm, Sweden
Burial
SpouseDésirée Clary (1798-1844, his death)
IssueOscar I
HouseHouse of Bernadotte
FatherHenri Bernadotte
MotherJeanne de St. Vincent
ReligionLutheran
prev Roman Catholic
SignatureCharles XIV John as King of Sweden Charles III John as King of Norway's signature

Charles XIV & III John, also Carl John, Swedish and Norwegian: Carl Johan (26 January 1763 – 8 March 1844) was a Swedish monarch. He was the King of Sweden (as Charles XIV John) and King of Norway (as Charles III John) from 1818 until his 1844 death.[1] Before he became Swedish royalty, he had also been the Sovereign Prince of Pontecorvo from 1806 until 1810, but then stopped using that title.


References[change | change source]

  1. "Sweden" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
Charles XIV/III John
Born: 26 January 1763 Died: 8 March 1844
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Charles XIII/II
King of Sweden and Norway
5 February 1818 – 8 March 1844
Succeeded by
Oscar I
New title Prince of Pontecorvo
5 June 1806 – 21 August 1810
Vacant
Title next held by
Lucien Murat
Political offices
Preceded by
Louis de Mureau
Minister of War of France
2 July 1799 – 14 September 1799
Succeeded by
Edmond Dubois-Crancé