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Carl XIII (Charles XIII of Sweden)

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Born: 1748 AD
Died: 1818 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: Swedish
Categories: King

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1748 - Born on October 7th in Stockholm. King of Sweden and first king of the union of Sweden and Norway.

1759 - He married his cousin Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp.

1772 - He co-operated in the revolutionary plans of his brother Gustavus III.

1788 - He was created duke of Södermanland by his elder brother, King Gustav III, and later served as admiral of the fleet during the Russo-Swedish War.

1792 - On the death of his brother, he became regent for his nephew, Gustavus IV.

1814 - Charles became the first king of Sweden and Norway.

1818 - Died on February 5th in Stockholm.

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