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Charles X Gustav of Sweden

1622 - 1660

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Charles X Gustav, also Carl Gustav (Swedish: Karl X Gustav; 8 November 1622 – 13 February 1660), was King of Sweden from 1654 until his death. He was the son of John Casimir, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Kleeburg and Catherine of Sweden. After his father's death he also succeeded him as Pfalzgraf. He was married to Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, who bore his son and successor, Charles XI. Charles X Gustav was the second Wittelsbach king of Sweden after the childless king Christopher of Bavaria (1441–1448) and he was the first king of the Swedish Caroline era, which had its peak during the end of the reign of his son, Charles XI. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles X Gustav of Sweden has received more than 561,751 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Charles X Gustav of Sweden is the 67th most popular military personnel (down from 63rd in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Sweden and the most popular Swedish Military Personnel.

Charles X Gustav of Sweden is most famous for being the King of Sweden from 1654 to 1660.

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Among military personnels, Charles X Gustav of Sweden ranks 67 out of 1,468Before him are Erich Raeder, Mikhail Kutuzov, Hamilcar Barca, Erich Hartmann, Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, and Bernard Montgomery. After him are Ferdinand Foch, Seleucus I Nicator, Edward Smith, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, and Michel Ney.

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Among people born in 1622, Charles X Gustav of Sweden ranks 2Before him is Molière. After him are Carel Fabritius, Vincenzo Viviani, Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, Vittoria della Rovere, Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, Bernhardus Varenius, Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Karel Dujardin, Juan de Valdés Leal, and Christian Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach. Among people deceased in 1660, Charles X Gustav of Sweden ranks 3Before him are Diego Velázquez and Vincent de Paul. After him are Gaston, Duke of Orléans, Judith Leyster, Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, Pieter Claesz, Gevherhan Sultan, Francesco Albani, William Oughtred, Ayşe Sultan, and Paul Scarron.

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Among people born in Sweden, Charles X Gustav of Sweden ranks 29 out of 1,612Before him are Gustav I of Sweden (1496), Dag Hammarskjöld (1905), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), and Emanuel Swedenborg (1688). After 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).


Among military personnels born in Sweden, Charles X Gustav of Sweden ranks 1After him are Axel von Fersen the Younger (1755), Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613), Gustav Horn, Count of Pori (1592), Johan Banér (1596), Magnus Stenbock (1664), Henri Saint Cyr (1902), and Gustaf Dyrssen (1891).