Stenbock, Count Magnus

Stenbock, Count Magnus

(mäng`nəs stān`bôk), 1665–1717, Swedish field marshal. One of the ablest lieutenants of Charles XII in the Northern WarNorthern War,
1700–1721, general European conflict, fought in N and E Europe at the same time that the War of the Spanish Succession was fought in the west and the south.
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, he helped defeat (1700) Peter I of Russia at Narva and crushed (1710) a Danish expedition at Helsingborg. Invading Holstein in 1713, he was outnumbered and was forced to surrender in the same year. He died in Danish captivity.
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