Wrangel, Karl Gustaf

Wrangel, Karl Gustaf

(kärl go͞o`stäf vrän`gĕl), 1613–76, Swedish general and admiral. After distinguishing himself in land campaigns in the Thirty Years WarThirty Years War,
1618–48, general European war fought mainly in Germany. General Character of the War

There were many territorial, dynastic, and religious issues that figured in the outbreak and conduct of the war.
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, 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 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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 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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