Axel von Fersen the Younger

1755 - 1810

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Hans Axel von Fersen (Swedish: [hɑːns ˈǎksɛl fɔn ˈfæ̌ʂːɛn]; 4 September 1755 – 20 June 1810), known as Axel de Fersen in France, was a Swedish count, Marshal of the Realm of Sweden, a General of Horse in the Royal Swedish Army, one of the Lords of the Realm, aide-de-camp to Rochambeau in the American Revolutionary War, diplomat and statesman, and a friend of Queen Marie-Antoinette of France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Axel von Fersen the Younger has received more than 672,350 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Axel von Fersen the Younger is the 138th most popular military personnel (up from 159th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Sweden (up from 61st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swedish Military Personnel.

Axel von Fersen the Younger is most famous for his role in the French Revolution. He was a Swedish nobleman and a general in the Swedish army. He was a close friend of Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France.

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Among military personnels, Axel von Fersen the Younger ranks 138 out of 1,466Before him are Nero Claudius Drusus, Hasdrubal Barca, Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse, Louis, Grand Condé, Khalifa Haftar, and George Armstrong Custer. After him are André Masséna, Antipater, Miloš Obilić, Chūichi Nagumo, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, and Mardonius.

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Among people born in 1755, Axel von Fersen the Younger ranks 5Before him are Marie Antoinette, Louis XVIII of France, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, and Samuel Hahnemann. After him are Paul Barras, James Parkinson, Alexander Hamilton, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Georges Couthon, François Joseph Lefebvre, and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski. Among people deceased in 1810, Axel von Fersen the Younger ranks 2Before him is Henry Cavendish. After him are Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Jean-Georges Noverre, Marie Joséphine of Savoy, Nachman of Breslov, Chevalier d'Éon, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Philipp Otto Runge, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, Andrianampoinimerina, and Andreas Hofer.

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Among people born in Sweden, Axel von Fersen the Younger ranks 52 out of 1,296Before him are Astrid of Sweden (1905), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Anita Ekberg (1931), Henning Mankell (1948), Eric XIV of Sweden (1533), and Folke Bernadotte (1895). After him are Gunnar Nordahl (1921), Anders Jonas Ångström (1814), Benny Andersson (1946), Björn Ulvaeus (1945), Manne Siegbahn (1886), and Eric IX of Sweden (1120).


Among military personnels born in Sweden, Axel von Fersen the Younger ranks 2Before him are Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1622). After him are Gustav Horn, Count of Pori (1592), Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613), Johan Banér (1596), Magnus Stenbock (1664), Henri Saint Cyr (1902), and Gustaf Dyrssen (1891).