Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte, Kung av Sverige (XIV) och Norge(III) (1763 - 1844) MP

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Birthplace: Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France
Death: Died in Stockholm, Sverige
Occupation: Prince de Ponte Corvo, Svensk-Norsk kung 1818-1844 - I Norge kallad Karl III Johan, General.adopted by King of Sweden, King of Sweden, King of Norway and Sweden, Roi de Suède
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About Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte, Kung av Sverige (XIV) och Norge(III)

Carl XIV & III Johan (26 January 1763 – 8 March 1844) was King of Sweden (as Carl XIV Johan) and King of Norway (as Karl III Johan) from 1818 until his death. Before he became king, he was also the Sovereign Prince of Pontecorvo, in Southern Italy, between 1806 and 1810. (Wikipedia (English))


"Carl XIV Johan's only baptismal name was, as Fredrik Ulrik Wrangel found out in 1889, "Jean Bernadotte". But that was also the baptismal name of his elder brother. Thus the eldest brother was called Jean-Évangeliste, the younger Jean-Baptiste. This was apparently not uncommon in Navarre at the time. He always signed "J. Bernadotte". But as a revolutionary general he added a Roman name ("Jules"), which was again not uncommon at the time.

"In the Act of Succession of 1810 he is called "Johan Baptist Julius", which is the Swedish version of Jean Baptiste Jules. This was thus his official name during his first months as Crown Prince, and he might have reigned as Johan IV.

"However, when he was adopted by Carl XIII on 2 November 1810 (an act of goodwill which had no constitutional implications) he chose to honour his adoptive father by taking his name, and thus became Carl Johan, dropping Baptist Julius."

- Trond Norén Isaksen, Feb. 24, 2012

Other summaries

Name/title: Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte

Crown Prince of Sweden in 1810.

King Carl XIV of Sweden in 1818.

King Carl XIV of Norway in 1818.

First king of Sweden in the Bernadotte branch


Predecessor: Charles XIII Successor: Oscar I

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Karl XIV Johan, Kung av Sverige och av Norge's Timeline

January 26, 1763
Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France
January 27, 1763
Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France
Age 25
August 17, 1798
Age 35
Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
July 4, 1799
Age 36
Paris, France
Age 37
Age 46
Sweden - adopted by Charles XIII
July 22, 1812
Age 49
April 6, 1833
Age 70
Stockholm, Sweden
March 8, 1844
Age 81
Stockholm, Sverige