Arvid HORN

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French Ancien Régime, Scandinavian politician

SwedishBorn Arvid Bernhard Gustafsson HORN AF EKEBYHOLM

Swedish soldier, diplomat and politician

Born on April 6, 1664 in Halikko, Finland , Finland

Died on April 17, 1742 in Rimbo, Norrtälje, Sverige

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He was born Arvid Bernhard Horn in Vuorentaka (now part of Salo, Finland Proper), Sweden, the son of Gustaf Horn af Kanckas and his wife Anna Helena von Gertten. After completing his studies at Turku, he entered the Swedish Army and served for several years in the Netherlands, in Hungary under Prince Eugene, and in Flanders under Waldeck (1690–1695). He stood high in the favour of the young Charles XII of Sweden and was one of his foremost generals in the earlier part of the Great Northern War.

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