Charles XIV John of Sweden

1763 - 1844

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Charles XIV John (Swedish: Karl XIV Johan; 26 January 1763 – 8 March 1844) was King of Sweden and Norway from 1818 until his death in 1844 and the first monarch of the Bernadotte dynasty. In Norway, he is known as Charles III John (Norwegian: Karl III Johan) and before he became royalty in Sweden, his name was Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles XIV John of Sweden has received more than 1,605,661 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Charles XIV John of Sweden is the 17th most popular military personnel (up from 25th in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from France (up from 120th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Military Personnel.

Charles XIV John, also known as Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, was the King of Sweden and Norway from 1818 to 1844. He was born in Pau, France and served as a Marshal of France under Napoleon. He was elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Riksdag of the Estates in 1810.

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Among military personnels, Charles XIV John of Sweden ranks 17 out of 2,058Before him are Adolf Eichmann, Oda Nobunaga, William Wallace, Jochi, Ptolemy I Soter, and Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell. After him are Chiang Kai-shek, Themistocles, Manfred von Richthofen, Erich von Manstein, Cao Cao, and Friedrich Paulus.

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Among people born in 1763, Charles XIV John of Sweden ranks 2Before him is Empress Joséphine. After him are Józef Poniatowski, Jacques Charles, Jean Paul, Jean Victor Marie Moreau, Claude Chappe, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Augustin Robespierre, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Kobayashi Issa, and Guillaume Brune. Among people deceased in 1844, Charles XIV John of Sweden ranks 3Before him are John Dalton, and Joseph Smith. After him are Joseph Bonaparte, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Ivan Krylov, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Charles Nodier, and Flora Tristan.

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Among people born in France, Charles XIV John of Sweden ranks 106 out of 6,770Before him are François Mitterrand (1916), Nicolas Poussin (1594), Philip II of France (1165), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), André Gide (1869), and Philip V of Spain (1683). After him are Henry II of France (1519), Georges Danton (1759), Philippe Pétain (1856), Charles Aznavour (1924), Maurice Ravel (1875), and Bernard of Clairvaux (1090).


Among military personnels born in France, Charles XIV John of Sweden ranks 3Before him are Joan of Arc (1412), and Charles de Gaulle (1890). After him are Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), Alfred Dreyfus (1859), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Ferdinand Foch (1851), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Theodor Eicke (1892), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), and Jean Lannes (1769).