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Swedish nobles / Svensk adel

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  • Melcher Wernstedt, till Utål (1602 - 1655)
    Melcher Wernstedt, till Utål , Vernberg (förut Kudberga), som han köpte från kronan 1642 och bebyggde till säteri, och Sund (Norrsund) alla i Roslagsbro socken, Stockholms län, Sund (Sundsör) i Turinge...
  • Lage Meijendorff von Yxkull, till Ogesta (1633 - 1699)
    Lage Yxkull , friherre Meijendorff von Yxkull, till Ogesta i Ösmo socken, Stockholms län, som han erhöll i donation, Skattmansö i Vittinge socken, Västmanlands län och Yxkullssund, förut Tiaboda i Berg...
  • Field Marshal Carl Gustaf Rehnskiöld (1651 - 1722)
    Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld (6 August 1651 - 29 January 1722) was a Swedish Field Marshal under the command of King Charles XII of Sweden. Despite being choleric and irritable, Rehnskiöld's military skills ...
  • Per Andersson Pikehielm (deceased)
    Per Andersson Pik , majoren vid Östgöta infanteriregemente, adlad Pikehielm , men ej introd.
  • Peter Tersér (1658 - 1709)
    Peter Terserus född 1658-05-16 i Uppsala, † ogift 1709 på Vårdsberg och begravd s.å. 11/11 hos föräldrarna i Linköpings domkyrka. Student i Uppsala 1669. Sekreterare hos riksrådet greve Gustaf Adolf...

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The Swedish nobility is organized into three classes according to a system introduced in 1626:

  • Lords (Swedish: Herreklassen), comprising counts (greve) and barons (friherre, baron), two titles introduced in 1561 by Erik XIV
  • Knights (Swedish: Riddarklassen), untitled descendants of Swedish Privy Councillors and since 1778 the 300 oldest families in the Class of Esquire as well as the "commander families", who are of the descendants of commanders of Swedish royal orders
  • Esquires (Swedish: Svenneklassen), other untitled nobles

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Families

A 13 Natt och Dag

A 145 Svinhufvud af Qvalstad

A 147 Bagge af Söderby

A 147 Forbes af Lund

A 298 Bergenfelt

A 339 Morgonstierna

A 404 Rosenbröijer

A 542 Forbes

A 595 Rosencröel

A 713 Cremer

A 731 Tigerstierna

A 854 Stierncrantz

A 1843 von Buddenbrook

A 1967 Rosencrantz

F 209 von Buddenbrook (Introd.)

G 2 Lewenhaupt

G 5 von Thurn

G 12 Stenbock