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Maj. Gen. Carl Gustaf Roos (Roos af Hjelmsäter)

Death: May 1722 (66)
Turku, Finland
Immediate Family:

Son of Cnt. Gustaf Eriksson Roos af Hjelmsäter and Christina Carlsdotter Svinhufvud i Västergötland
Husband of Christina Maria Sparre af Rossvik and Magdalena Christina van der Noot
Father of Lt. Gen. Axel Erik Roos; Christina Charlotta Roos; Emerentia Beata Roos; Eva Eleonora Roos af Hjelmsäter; Filip Georg Roos and 1 other

Occupation: Generalmajor, friherre
Managed by: Katarina Heimann Mühlenbock
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About Maj. Gen. Carl Gustaf Roos

Major General of the Carolean Swedish Army

Carl Gustaf Roos (before 1705, Carl Gustaf Roos af Hjelmsäter; 1655–1722) was a friherre and Major General of the Carolean Swedish Army.

After his military education in a foreign army – according to the custom of that time – Carl Gustaf Roos participated in Charles XI of Sweden's war against Denmark. After Charles XII's accession to the Swedish throne he served the new king in battle. Roos distinguished himself at the battle of Narva in 1700 and was promoted to colonel, as well as head of the Närke-Värmlands regemente in 1707.

Roos was elevated to friherre in 1705. He had until then had the cognomen Roos af Hjelmsäter, but after his elevation became known simply as "Roos".

In 1706 Roos was promoted to Major General and participated as such in the battle of Poltava on June 28, 1709. During the course of this battle he was captured, and was later taken to Moscow as a prisoner. Roos died in 1722 on his way home from his release from captivity after the 1721 treaty of Nystad .

Roos was the father of friherre Axel Erik Roos (1684-1765), who also participated in the Great Northern War.

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Maj. Gen. Carl Gustaf Roos's Timeline

December 25, 1655
August 12, 1684
Age 28
Västra Götaland, Sweden
Age 29
Hällekis, Västergötland, Sweden
February 1691
Age 35
February 16, 1695
Age 39
Västergötland, Sweden
May 1722
Age 66
Turku, Finland
Götene, Skaraborgs län, Sverige