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  2. Charles XII of Sweden - Wikipedia

    Charles XII, sometimes Carl XII (Swedish: Karl XII) or Carolus Rex (17 June 1682 – 30 November 1718 O.S.), was King of Sweden (including current Finland) from 1697 to 1718. He belonged to the House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken , a branch line of the House of Wittelsbach .

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  3. Charles XII | Accomplishments, Invasion of Russia, & Death

    Charles XII, (born June 17, 1682, Stockholm—died November 30, 1718, Fredrikshald, Norway), king of Sweden (1697–1718), an absolute monarch who defended his country for 18 years during the Great Northern War and promoted significant domestic reforms.

  4. The Blazing Career and Mysterious Death of “The Swedish ...

    September 17, 2012 The mummified head of Charles XII, photographed at the time of his exhumation in 1917, and showing the exit wound–or was it?–left by the projectile that killed him during the...

  5. Sweden - Charles XII, Expansion, War | Britannica

    The reign of Charles XII Charles XII acceded to the throne at age 15 at a time when, in the hinterland of the Baltic coast, dominated by the Swedes, new states were being formed. Brandenburg and Russia, together with such older states as Denmark and Poland, were natural enemies of Sweden.

  6. Charles XII summary | Britannica

    Charles XII, Swedish Karl, (born June 17, 1682, Stockholm, Swed.—died Nov. 30, 1718, Fredrikshald, Nor.), King of Sweden (1697–1718). Son of Charles XI, he became absolute monarch at age 15. He defended his country for 18 years in the Second Northern War, gradually taking increased responsibility for planning and executing armed operations ...

  7. Swedish invasion of Russia - Wikipedia

    The invasion of Russia by Charles XII of Sweden was a campaign undertaken during the Great Northern War between Sweden and the allied states of Russia, Poland, and Denmark.

  8. Great Northern War - Wikipedia

    Charles XII led the Swedish army. Swedish allies included Holstein-Gottorp, several Polish magnates under Stanislaus I Leszczyński (1704–1710) and Cossacks under the Ukrainian Hetman Ivan Mazepa (1708–1710). The Ottoman Empire temporarily hosted Charles XII of Sweden and intervened against Peter I.

  9. Charles XII of Sweden - Wikiwand

    Charles XII, sometimes Carl XII or Carolus Rex , was King of Sweden from 1697 to 1718. He belonged to the House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken, a branch line of the House of Wittelsbach. Charles was the only surviving son of Charles XI and Ulrika Eleonora the Elder. He assumed power, after a seven-month caretaker government, at the age of fifteen.

  10. Charles Xii |

    CHARLES XII (SWEDEN) (1682 – 1718; ruled 1697 – 1718), king of Sweden. The son of Charles XI of Sweden and Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, Charles was raised in the context of Sweden's transition to absolutism.

  11. Battle of Poltava | Significance, Results, & Casualties

    Battle of Poltava, (June 27 [July 8, New Style], 1709), the decisive victory of Peter I the Great of Russia over Charles XII of Sweden in the Great Northern War. The battle ended Sweden’s status as a major power and marked the beginning of Russian supremacy in eastern Europe.

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