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Information about reign: Karl XIII (King Charles XIII)

CountrySweden
From6 June 1809
To5 February 1818
Personal InformationKing Charles XIII of Sweden (1748 - 1818)
Description

Charles XIII & II also Carl, Swedish: Karl XIII, was King of Sweden (as Charles XIII) from 1809 and King of Norway (as Charles II) from 1814 until his death. He was the second son of King Adolf Frederick of Sweden and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, sister of Frederick II of Prussia.

Though known as King Charles XIII in Sweden, he was actually the seventh Swedish king by that name, as Charles IX (reigned 1604–1611) had adopted his numeral after studying a fictitious history of Sweden.