Karl XIII, King of Sweden and Norway

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Karl XIII, King of Sweden and Norway Gender: M
born on 7 October 1748 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Stockholm, Sweden, 59n20, 18e03
Timezone LMT m18e03 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 14°28' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°01 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 26°59'

King of Sweden and Norway Karl XIII


Swedish royalty, the first king of the union of Sweden and Norway. The second son of King Adolf Fredrik of Sweden and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia (sister of Friedrich II of Prussia), he was the younger brother of King Gustav III and assumed the throne upon the death of his brother in 1809.

Though known as King Karl XIII in Sweden, he was actually the seventh Swedish king by that name, as Karl IX (reigned 1604–1611) had adopted his numeral after studying a fictitious history of Sweden.

Karl XIII married his cousin Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp (1759–1818) on 7 July 1774 in Stockholm. Both of their children died in infancy. With Augusta von Fersen, he had an extramarital son: Carl Löwenhielm (1772–1861). His adopted sons were Karl August, Crown Prince of Sweden and Karl XIV Johan of Sweden.

King Karl XIII died without a natural heir on 5 February 1818, succeeded by Karl XIV Johan.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 7 July 1774 (Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp)
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Source Notes

Originally this entry had no birth time, with LMR quoting Britannica for date; time unknown.

On 3 April 2017 Sy Scholfield added the time of 11 AM, having forwarded news report from "Amsterdamse courant," 22 October 1748, p. 1: "Stokholm den 8 October. ... Gifteren voormiddag ten 11 uuren is de Kroonprinces van een Prins bevallen." (Stockholm, 8 October. Yesterday morning at 11 o'clock the Crown Princess gave birth to a prince).


  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Second son)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Assumed throne upon brother's death)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Two adopted sons)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Holstein-Gottorp, Sweden)