Gustav Horn, Count of Pori

1592 - 1657

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Count Gustav Horn af Björneborg (October 22, 1592 – May 10, 1657) was a Finnish nobleman of the Swedish Empire, military officer, and Governor-General. He was appointed member of the Royal Council in 1625, Field Marshal in 1628, Governor General of Livonia in 1652 and Lord High Constable since 1653. In the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648), he was instrumental as a commander in securing victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld, in 1631. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav Horn, Count of Pori has received more than 51,785 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Gustav Horn, Count of Pori is the 449th most popular military personnel (up from 484th in 2019), the 167th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 193rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swedish Military Personnel.

Gustav Horn, Count of Pori was a Swedish military officer who served as a general in the Swedish army during the 18th century. He is most famous for his role in the Swedish-Russian War of 1788-1790.

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Among military personnels, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori ranks 449 out of 1,466Before him are Eberhard von Mackensen, Franz von Hipper, Viktor Kulikov, Conon, Nicolas Chauvin, and Saburō Sakai. After him are Aegidius, Gongsun Zan, Hans Baur, Vjekoslav Luburić, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, and He Jin.

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Among people born in 1592, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori ranks 9Before him are Hong Taiji, Pierre Gassendi, Wilhelm Schickard, Gerard van Honthorst, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, and Jacques Callot. After him are Catalina de Erauso, Peter Snayers, François le Métel de Boisrobert, and Étienne Brûlé. Among people deceased in 1657, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori ranks 5Before him are William Harvey, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, and Frans Snyders. After him are Kâtip Çelebi, Laura Mancini, Clara Peeters, Balthasar van der Ast, Jacob van Campen, Nicole, Duchess of Lorraine, and Andrew Bobola.

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Among people born in Sweden, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori ranks 167 out of 1,296Before him are Nicolai Gedda (1925), Sven-Göran Eriksson (1948), Gustaf de Laval (1845), John I of Sweden (1201), Carl Michael Bellman (1740), and Jan Guillou (1944). After him are Birger, King of Sweden (1280), Olaus Rudbeck (1630), Hugo Alfvén (1872), Kurt Hamrin (1934), Gideon Sundback (1880), and Franz Berwald (1796).


Among military personnels born in Sweden, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori ranks 3Before him are Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1622) and Axel von Fersen the Younger (1755). After him are Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613), Johan Banér (1596), Magnus Stenbock (1664), Henri Saint Cyr (1902), and Gustaf Dyrssen (1891).