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Charles XI of Sweden

1655 - 1697

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Charles XI or Carl (Swedish: Karl XI; 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 764,691 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Charles XI of Sweden is the 836th most popular politician (up from 895th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 42nd in 2019) and the 13th 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 836 out of 15,577Before him are Ancus Marcius, Christian IV of Denmark, Gordian III, Emperor Gaozu of Tang, Todor Zhivkov, and Vlad II Dracul. After him are Charles XIII of Sweden, Olaf II of Norway, Wilhelm Pieck, Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor, Nur ad-Din, and Cao Pi.

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Among people born in 1655, Charles XI of Sweden ranks 2Before him is Pope Innocent XIII. After him are Bartolomeo Cristofori, Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg, Zumbi, Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Christian Thomasius, Rinaldo d'Este, Johann Christoph Denner, Philippe, Duke of Vendôme, Ferdinand Kettler, and Caspar Bartholin the Younger. Among people deceased in 1697, Charles XI of Sweden ranks 1After him are Francesco Redi, Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland, Nicolaus Bruhns, Galdan Boshugtu Khan, Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental, António Vieira, Gregorio Barbarigo, Georg Mohr, John Aubrey, Johann Adolf I, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, and Filippo Baldinucci.

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Among people born in Sweden, Charles XI of Sweden ranks 36 out of 1,612Before him are Dieterich Buxtehude (1637), John III of Sweden (1537), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), Björn Ulvaeus (1945), Max von Sydow (1929), and Ingrid of Sweden (1910). After him are Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), Gustav III of Sweden (1746), Benny Andersson (1946), Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Anita Ekberg (1931), and Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Charles XI of Sweden ranks 13Before him are Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), John III of Sweden (1537), and Charles IX of Sweden (1550). After him are Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), Gustav III of Sweden (1746), Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688), Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), and Eric XIV of Sweden (1533).