Charles X Gustav

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Birthday
8, 1622
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Feb 13, 1660 (37)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
8, 1622
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Feb 13, 1660 (37)

About

This seventeenth-century royal, also known as Carl Gustav, served as King of Sweden during the late 1650s. 

Before Fame

Before becoming king, he fought in a 1642 conflict known as the Battle of Breitenfeld.

Trivia

Throughout his reign, he was engaged in a series of wars against Denmark and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Family Life

He was born at Nykoping Castle to Catherine of Sweden and Count John Casimir of Zweibrucken-Kleeburg. In late 1654, he married Hedwig Eleonora; the couple raised a son who became King Charles XI of Sweden.

Associated With

He and Princess Madeleine are both members of Swedish royalty.