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1682, Jun 171697-17181718, Nov 30
the King of Sweden from 1697 to 1718. He belonged to the House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken, a branch line of the House of Wittelsbach. Charles was the only surviving son of Charles XI and Ulrika Eleonora the Elder. He assumed power, after a seven-month caretaker government, at the age of fifteen. Charles was an exceptionally skilled military leader and tactician as well as an able politician, credited with introducing important tax and legal reforms.
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04/05/1697- Charles XII succeeds Charles XI as King of Sweden
11/19/1700-Battle of Narva: Swedish king Charles XII beats Russians
11/30/1700-King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva 
05/14/1702-Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw 
07/19/1702-Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Crackow 
10/13/1706-Treaty of Altranstädt: Charles XII of Sweden and Augustus II of Saksen
07/04/1708-Swedish King Charles XII beats Russians 
11/22/1714-King Charles XII leaves Turkish captivity to return to Sweden 
11/30/1718-Siege of Fredriksten (Frederikshall), Norway, ends; Charles XII of Sweden is killed.
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Charles XII1682, Jun 171697
 
17181718, Nov 30

Roger L'Estrange1616, Dec 171639
 
17021704, Dec 11
 an English pamphleteer, author and staunch defender of Royalist claims. L'Estrange was involved i...
Francois de Neufville1644, Apr 71693
 
17221730, Jul 18
 a French soldier. An intimate of the king, a finished courtier and leader of society and a man of...
William Cosby16901710
 
17361736
 an Irish soldier who served as the British royal governor of New York from 1732 to 1736. During h...
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