Jean Baptiste Bernadotte

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Charles XIV & III John, also Carl John, Swedish and Norwegian: Karl Johan (26 January 1763 – 8 March 1844) was King of Sweden (as Charles XIV John) and King of Norway (as Charles III John) from 1818 until his death. Before he became king, he was also the Sovereign Prince of Pontecorvo, in Southern Italy, between 1806 and 1810.

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  • ''A Republican by principle and devotion, I will, until my death, oppose all Royalists ... and all enemies of my Government and the Republic.''
    Jean Baptiste Bernadotte (1763-1844), French general, later King of Sweden. letter, Sept. 1797, to the French Directory. Thirteen years later he w...
  • Napoleon has not been conquered by men. He was greater than any of us. God punished him because he relied solely on his own intelligence until that incredible instrument was so strained that it broke....
    Jean Baptiste Bernadotte (1763-1844), French general, king of Sweden (1818-1844). Speech, 1821, on hearing of the death of Napoleon, his former comman...
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