Charles XI of Sweden

1655 - 1697

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Charles XI (Swedish: Karl XI, also Charles IV and Carl; 4 December [O.S. 24 November] 1655 – 15 April [O.S. 5 April] 1697) was King of Sweden from 1660 until his death, in a period of Swedish history known as the Swedish Empire (1611–1721). He was the only son of King Charles X Gustav of Sweden and Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp. His father died when he was four years old, so Charles was educated by his governors until his coronation at the age of seventeen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles XI of Sweden has received more than 589,305 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Charles XI of Sweden is the 896th most popular politician (up from 999th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Sweden (up from 46th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Swedish Politician.

Charles XI of Sweden is most famous for his role in the Great Northern War. He was the son of Charles X Gustav and Christina of Holstein-Gottorp. He became King of Sweden at the age of 15 when his father died in 1660. He was a successful soldier and leader and he led his country to victory in the Great Northern War against Russia.

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Among politicians, Charles XI of Sweden ranks 896 out of 15,710Before him are Julius Streicher, Nizam al-Mulk, Arthur Henderson, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, Pepi II Neferkare, and Michael I Rangabe. After him are Simeon I of Bulgaria, Lev Kamenev, Mahathir Mohamad, Michel Temer, Vlad II Dracul, and Guangxu Emperor.

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Among people born in 1655, Charles XI of Sweden ranks 3Before him are Pope Innocent XIII and Bartolomeo Cristofori. After him are Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg, Christian Thomasius, Zumbi, Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Rinaldo d'Este, Johann Christoph Denner, Bernard de Montfaucon, Caspar Bartholin the Younger, and Jean-François Regnard. Among people deceased in 1697, Charles XI of Sweden ranks 1After him are Francesco Redi, Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland, Galdan Boshugtu Khan, Nicolaus Bruhns, António Vieira, Gregorio Barbarigo, Georg Mohr, Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental, John Aubrey, Johann Adolf I, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, and Jan de Bray.

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Among people born in Sweden, Charles XI of Sweden ranks 42 out of 1,296Before him are Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), John III of Sweden (1537), Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688), Björn Borg (1956), Raoul Wallenberg (1912), and Charles XV of Sweden (1826). After him are Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten (1906), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Princess Märtha of Sweden (1901), Astrid of Sweden (1905), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), and Anita Ekberg (1931).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Charles XI of Sweden ranks 18Before him are Charles IX of Sweden (1550), Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), John III of Sweden (1537), Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688), and Charles XV of Sweden (1826). After him are Eric XIV of Sweden (1533), Olof Skötkonung (980), Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), and Eric the Victorious (945).