Sir Georg Fleetwood

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Sir Georg Fleetwood

Swedish: Georg Fleetwood
Birthplace: Bedfordshire, England
Death: June 11, 1667 (61)
Flen NV, Södermanlands län, Sweden
Place of Burial: Nyköping, Södermanland County, Sweden
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Miles Fleetwood, Kt., of Aldwincle, MP and Ann Fleetwood
Husband of Brita Gyllenstierna
Father of Colonel Adolf Jakob Fleetwood; Anna Christina Fleetwood; Friherre Gustaf Miles Fleetwood; Georg Vilhelm Fleetwood; Gustaf Miles Fleetwood and 2 others
Brother of Dorothy Cooke; Sir William Fleetwood, MP; Miles Fleetwood; Ann Fleetwood; Martha Fleetwood and 3 others
Half brother of Sir William Fleetwood; Sir Gerrard Fleetwood; Charles Fleetwood and George Fleetwood

Occupation: Krigsråd friherre, generallöjtnanten
Managed by: Eva Linderoth
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About Sir Georg Fleetwood

From Wikipedia:

Life[edit source | editbeta]He was second son of Sir Miles Fleetwood of Cranford and Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, receiver of the court of wards, and brother of Charles Fleetwood, the parliamentary general. George was baptised at Cople, Bedfordshire, 30 June 1605. In 1629 he raised a troop of horse with which he went to Germany and joined the Swedish army fighting in the Thirty Years War under Gustavus Adolphus, who gave him the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He returned to England, and having collected a regiment of foot conducted it to the scene of war in 1630. He became a Swedish knight 3 June 1632, was present at the battle of Lützen, and in 1636 was sent on a mission to England. He was commandant of Greifswald and Colberg in 1641, and having returned to Sweden in 1653 was raised to the rank of baron by Queen Christina, 1 June 1654.[1]

In 1655 he was sent by Charles X as envoy extraordinary to Oliver Cromwell, in response to Bulstrode Whitelocke's embassy. He was accompanied by his eldest son, Gustavus Miles Fleetwood, who was enrolled among the life-guard of Charles II, and pursued his education in England. Fleetwood became a Swedish lieutenant-general in 1656, and, having left England in 1660, member of the council of war in 1665.[1]

Family[edit source | editbeta]In 1640 he married Brita Gyllenstjerna; they had four sons and two daughters. He died 11 June 1667, and was buried at Nyköping

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Sir Georg Fleetwood's Timeline

June 30, 1605
Bedfordshire, England
June 30, 1605
Bedfordshire, UK
June 24, 1641
Age 35
Greifswald, Germany
August 8, 1642
Age 37
Age 38
Kolberg, Preussen, Tyskland
Age 40
Kolberg, Preussen, Tyskland
January 22, 1647
Age 41
Västerhaninge (B)
Age 43
Kolberg, Preussen, Tyskland
June 11, 1667
Age 61
Södermanlands län, Sweden