Charles XII of Sweden

1682 - 1718

Charles XII of Sweden

Charles XII, sometimes Carl XII (Swedish: Karl XII) or Carolus Rex (17 June 1682 – 30 November 1718 O.S.), was the King of Sweden from 1697 to 1718. He belonged to the House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken, a branch line of the House of Wittelsbach. Charles was the only surviving son of Charles XI and Ulrika Eleonora the Elder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles XII of Sweden has received more than 1,537,149 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 260th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Charles XII of Sweden ranks 257 out of 14,801Before him are Clara Zetkin, Martin Bormann, Khafra, Scipio Africanus, Beatrix of the Netherlands, and James VI and I. After him are Julian, Woodrow Wilson, Nicholas I of Russia, Charles VIII of France, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Georgy Zhukov.

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Among people born in 1682, Charles XII of Sweden ranks 1After him are Bartholomew Roberts, Calico Jack, Louis, Duke of Burgundy, Johann Friedrich Böttger, Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Jacopo Amigoni, Jan van Huysum, Şehsuvar Sultan, William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Roger Cotes, and Jean-François Dandrieu. Among people deceased in 1718, Charles XII of Sweden ranks 1After him are Blackbeard, Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia, William Penn, Mary of Modena, Stede Bonnet, Philippe de La Hire, Vincenzo Coronelli, Charles, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, and Jacques Ozanam.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Charles XII of Sweden ranks 11 out of 935Before him are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Tycho Brahe (1546), Anders Celsius (1701), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), and Ingvar Kamprad (1926). After him are August Strindberg (1849), Olof Palme (1927), Bridget of Sweden (1303), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Ingrid Bergman (1915), and Svante Arrhenius (1859).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Charles XII of Sweden ranks 3Before him are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594) and Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626). After him are Olof Palme (1927), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), Charles XV of Sweden (1826), Gustav III of Sweden (1746), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), and John III of Sweden (1537).

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