Born: 1408? AD
Died: 1470 AD.
1408 - Born in Sweden. Norwegian-Swedish king who represented the interests of the commercially oriented, anti-Danish Swedish nobility against the older landowning class of nobles who favoured a union with Denmark.
1428 - Married to Birgitta Turesdotter.
1434 - He became member of the Privy Council of Sweden.
- He assumed one of its most senior offices, Lord High Constable of Sweden, or Riksmarsk.
1436 - Charles was made Rikshövitsman, an office as Military Governor of the Realm.
1438 - Married to Katarina Karlsdotter.
1441 - He stepped down when Christopher III of Bavaria was elected king, but after his death became king.
- Charles was dubbed a knight and appointed Lord Chief Justice of Sweden, or Riksdrots.
1442 - He was the military governor, hövitsman, at Vyborg in Finland.
1448 - He became the King of Sweden.
1449 - He was elected king of Norway and received the coronation at Trondheim on November 20th.
1457 - Charles went into exile to Danzig(Gdansk).
- He was expelled by the Danes for the first time and was restored as Kind og Sweden after 7 years.
1463 - Charles was recalled by the rebels, and reigned about half a year, but was then again exiled.
- He served again as the King of Sweden until his death.
1467 - He regent Eric Axelsson Tott, now having reverted to the support of Charles, once more had him crowned.
1470 - Died on May 15th in Stockholm.
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