Carl Gustaf Wrangel

1613 - 1676

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Fältmarskalk Carl Gustaf Wrangel (also Carl Gustav von Wrangel; 23 December 1613 – 5 July 1676) was a Swedish Statesman and Military Commander who commanded the Swedish forces in the Thirty Years', Torstenson, Bremen, Second Northern and Scanian Wars. A Baltic German, he held the ranks of a Field Marshal, Commander-in-Chief of the Swedish forces in Germany (1646–1648), and Lord High Admiral of Sweden (from 1657). Wrangel was Governor-General of Swedish Pomerania (1648–1652 and 1656–1676) and, from 1664, Lord High Constable of Sweden and a member of the Privy Council. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Gustaf Wrangel has received more than 91,409 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Carl Gustaf Wrangel is the 467th most popular military personnel (up from 496th in 2019), the 170th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 183rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Carl Gustaf Wrangel ranks 467 out of 1,468Before him are Franz Böhme, Armando Diaz, He Jin, Alfred Redl, Arthur III, Duke of Brittany, and Richard Winters. After him are Eberhard von Mackensen, Pál Maléter, Ernst von Mansfeld, Guillaume Brune, Rüdiger von der Goltz, and Shunroku Hata.

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Among people born in 1613, Carl Gustaf Wrangel ranks 5Before him are François de La Rochefoucauld, André Le Nôtre, Gerrit Dou, and Claude Perrault. After him are John George II, Elector of Saxony, Bartholomeus van der Helst, Mattia Preti, Giovanni Pietro Bellori, Jean François Paul de Gondi, Luisa de Guzmán, and Khushal Khattak. Among people deceased in 1676, Carl Gustaf Wrangel ranks 11Before him are Francesco Cavalli, Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha, Madame de Brinvilliers, Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, Claudia Felicitas of Austria, and Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy. After him are Margravine Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg, Paul Gerhardt, Abraham Bosse, Francis I Rákóczi, Anna de' Medici, Archduchess of Austria, and Gisbertus Voetius.

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Among people born in Sweden, Carl Gustaf Wrangel ranks 170 out of 1,612Before him are Elias Magnus Fries (1794), Eric XII of Sweden (1339), Johan August Arfwedson (1792), Inge the Younger (1100), Kurt Hamrin (1934), and Toomas Hendrik Ilves (1953). After him are Inger Nilsson (1959), Hans Rosling (1948), Ingvar Carlsson (1934), Gunnar Asplund (1885), Sten Sture the Younger (1493), and John I of Sweden (1201).


Among military personnels born in Sweden, Carl Gustaf Wrangel ranks 3Before him are Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1622) and Axel von Fersen the Younger (1755). After him are Gustav Horn, Count of Pori (1592), Johan Banér (1596), Magnus Stenbock (1664), Henri Saint Cyr (1902), and Gustaf Dyrssen (1891).