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Swedish nobles / Svensk adel

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  • Gustaf Ludvig Ludwig Kantzow (1849 - 1923)
    Sverige, kyrkböcker, 1451-1943 Östergötland  Söderköping  Födde (Births)  1801 - 1860 (C:3)
  • Johan Albert Kantzow (1839 - 1922)
  • Virginia Ridderstolpe (1818 - 1894)
    Virginia Ridderstolpe , född 1818-08-28 på Tidö, död 1894-07-26 i Södertälje. Gift 1838-08-28 i Västerås domkyrka med majoren, friherre Johan Albert Kantzow, nr 376, född 1811, död 1881.
  • Johan Albert von Kantzow (1788 - 1868)
    Johan Albert Kantzow, född 2 januari 1788 i Lissabon, död 19 juli 1868 i Sättersta församling, Södermanland, var en svensk friherre, grosshandlare och riksdagsman. Tillsammans med Christian Fre...
  • Baron Jacob Duwall (c.1589 - 1634)
    "Jacob Duwall/MacDougall was born around 1589 in Altmark (one source notes this as Brentzlau, which is Prenzlau), one of 9 sons to Albrekt MacDougall of Mackerston. His mother was Elsa von Bredau. Th...

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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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