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history of Charles XII. King of Sweden

Voltaire

history of Charles XII. King of Sweden

by Voltaire

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Published by printed for C. Davis, and A. Lyon: and sold by T. Astley in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Mr. de Voltaire ; translated from the French.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii,327,[9]p.,plates :
Number of Pages327
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16013476M

  British Policy towards Sweden, Charles XII, and the Great Northern War, (John B. Hattendorf, United States of America) How to Handle a Warrior King: The States General and Its Policies in Regard to Charles XII of Sweden(Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr., the Netherlands)Author: John Hattendorf. Charles XII King of Sweden (), Charles XII King of Sweden (), Charles XII of Sweden, Georg Heinrich von Görtz, Karl XII roi de Suède (), King of Sweden, Charles XII, Peter I Emperor of Russia ().

The History of Charles the Twelfth (XII), King of Sweden: The First Three Books with a Double Translation for the Use of Students on the Hamiltonian System [Volume I only] Voltaire, François (Marie de Arouette de) [Charles XII, also Carl (Swedish: Karl XII; 17 June - 30 November O.S.), Latinized to Carolus Rex, was the King.   Charles XI, (born Nov. 24, , Stockholm—died April 5, , Stockholm), king of Sweden who expanded royal power at the expense of the higher nobility and the lower estates, establishing an absolutist monarchy that ended only with the death of Charles XII in Charles, the only son of Charles X Gustav and Hedvig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, was only five years old when .

Voltaire wrote his history of Charles XII in , a mere ten years after the end of the Great Northern War. Many men who knew Charles personally were alive and well. These mainly were French ambassadors and soldiers who fought in foreign armies, but these sources also included others such as the Polish soldier in Swedish service, Stanisław. Sweden - Sweden - 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. Denmark, Poland, and Russia made a treaty in , while Prussia preferred to wait and .


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Notes: First English translation of Histoire de Charles XII, roi de Suède; the English publisher has added "A Letter to the Right Honourable the Lord***** giving a description of the person, behaviour, etc. of the King of Sweden, King Augustus and King Stanislaus [by George Stepney], and Archibaldi Pitcarnii, M.

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Charles was born in the Stockholm Palace Tre Kronor in November His father, Charles X of Sweden, had left Sweden in July that year to fight in the war against several years of warfare, the king returned in the winter ofgathered his family and the Riksdag of the Estates in he beheld his four-year-old son for the first : Charles X, King of Sweden.

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