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Karl Gustaf Wrangel

PUB. DATE
March 2017
SOURCE
Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition;Q1 2017, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
Wrangel, Karl Gustaf (kärl gōō′stäf vrän′gĕl), 1613–76, Swedish general and admiral. After distinguishing himself in land campaigns in the Thirty Years War, he succeeded to command of the fleet at Fehmarn and defeated (1644) the Danes. In 1646 he became field marshal, succeeded Torstensson as commander in chief of the Swedish army in Germany, and overran Bavaria with the French general, Turenne. Wrangel was created count of Salmis and Solvesborg in 1651. During the reign of Charles X he commanded in the Polish wars as admiral and general and successfully invaded (1657–58) Denmark. After the peace of 1660, he was presented with honors and was made regent of Charles XI.
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