Charles August, Crown Prince of Sweden
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Charles August or Carl August (9 July 1768 – 28 May 1810) was a
He was born at
Career in Denmark and Norway
Christian August studied in
In 1807 he once again became involved in the Napoleonic Wars, this time on the side of Napoleon as Napoleon's enemy Great Britain assaulted Denmark. The Danish-Norwegian part of the Napoleonic Wars is called the Gunboat War. Sweden joined forces against Denmark-Norway in 1808. Christian August was a central figure in the war, and led forces to victories in the Battle of Prestebakke and the Battle of Toverud, ousting Swedish forces from Norway. In 1808 Christian August was promoted to Field Marshal, and in 1809 he became Governor-general of Norway.
On 6 June 1809 the Duke-regent of Sweden was proclaimed King, after
Charles XIII was childless, so in order to secure the succession to the throne, someone had to be adopted as his heir.
Legacy and aftermath
A monument to Charles August was commissioned by Prince Frederik of Hesse and erected in 1810 in the royal park at Bygdøy near Oslo. Before his departure from Oslo, a grand farewell party was held in his honour, and a group of wealthy citizens formed the charitable foundation Prinds Christian Augusts Minde. It acquired a large town house which still bears his name. A street in Oslo, Kristian Augusts gate, was named after him in 1852.
Charles August's successor as adopted Crown Prince, who was accepted by the Riksdag of the Estates in August, was
- House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
- Prinds Christian Augusts Minde - social institution in Oslo named after Charles August
|Ancestors of Charles August, Crown Prince of Sweden|
Benedikta Margarethe von Brockdorff
|31. Hedwig von Rantzau|
- ISBN 0-85011-023-8p. 278
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- Blomberg, Wenche (2006) Prinds Christian Augusts Minde - historie og visjoner om de fattiges kvartal Norwegian
- Sandström, Allan (1994) Sveriges sista krig - de dramatiska åren 1808-1809 (Bokförlaget Libris, Örebro) Swedish
- 1768 births
- 1810 deaths
- House of Augustenburg
- Swedish princes
- Swedish adoptees
- Norwegian princes
- 18th-century Danish nobility
- 19th-century Danish nobility
- Danish military personnel of the Napoleonic Wars
- Conspiracy theories in Europe
- Members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
- Danish generals
- Danish nobility
- Governors-general of Norway
- Princes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
- People from Augustenborg, Denmark
- Grand Commanders of the Order of the Dannebrog
- Generals of the Holy Roman Empire
- Heirs apparent who never acceded
- Burials at Riddarholmen Church