Born: May 14, 1710 AD
Died: 1771 AD, at 60 years of age.
1710 - Born on the 14th of May.
1727 - He was the prince-bishop of Lubeck and administrator of Holstein-Kiel during the minority of his nephew.
1743 - He was elected heir to the throne of Sweden by the Hat faction.
1744 - He was married to Louisa Ulrika on the 18th of August.
1755 - His mother, a widow princess died on the 22nd of December.
1771 - He died of digestion problems on the 12th of February after having consumed a meal consisting of lobster,
caviar sauerkraut, kippers and champagne.
- He was remembered by Swedish school children as "the king who ate himself to death."
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