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About Johan Cronman
'Johan Cronman (1662-1737)' was made a Baron in 1727, and both the Governor of Malmö and Commandant of Skane in 1727 (b. February 2, 1662; Ingermanland, Russia - d. July 26, 1737; Malmö, Skåne, Sweden)
Parents: He was the son of Joakim Cronman (1638-1703) and Lunetta Makeléer (1639-1693).
Career: He was a Lieutenant with the Narva Garrison, and Second Captain with the Narke-Varmland regiment in 1687. He was promoted to Captain with Zurlauben's regiment in 1699, and made Lieutenant-Colonel in 1701. He was promoted to Colonel of the Kronoberg regiment 1706, but was captured at Perovolochna and held prisoner until 1722. He was a Lieutenant-General of of the infantry in 1722. He was made a Baron in 1727, and named the County Governor of Malmö and Commandant of Skåne Province in 1727. He fought in 13 battles, and was never wounded. He spoke 8 languages: Swedish, Latin, German, Estonian, Polish, Russian, French and Dutch.
Burial: He was buried in Malmö, Skåne, Sweden. His epitaph at Saint Peter Church reads: "Thro Konigl:r Maij:ts Zu Schweden Wolbestalter Generallientenant der Infanterie Landes Hauptman und OberCommendannt der Festungen Zu Schonen Hochwolgebohren Baron H:r Johan Cronman Freijherr Von Alatskivi Kadaster und Kakara Herr Von Vosuauer SattKula Gebohren Auf Alatskivi 1662 den 2 Novemb. Gelich Gestorben In Malmö den 26 Julii 1737." It translates into English as: "His Royal Majesty of Sweden ..., Lieutenant General of the Infantry, Landes-Hauptman and High Commandant at the Fortress of Skåne, Honourable Baron Mr. Johan Cronman, Baron to Alatskivi, Kodafer and Kohora, Master of Wasuva and Sottkylä. Born at Alatskivi November 2, 1662. Died in Malmö on July 26, 1737."