Dahlberg, Erik Jönsson, Count

Dahlberg, Erik Jönsson, Count

(ā`rēk yön`sən däl`bĕrg), 1625–1703, Swedish military engineer, field marshal, and architect. In 1658 he conveyed the army of Charles XCharles X,
1622–60, king of Sweden (1654–60), nephew of Gustavus II. The son of John Casimir, count palatine of Zweibrücken, he brought the house of Wittelsbach to the Swedish throne when his cousin, Queen Christina, abdicated in his favor.
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 of Sweden across the frozen Little and Great Belt straits in a daring march on Copenhagen. As governor of Livonia, he held Riga through two sieges. His volume of architectural engravings is a valuable record of Sweden's monuments.
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