Carl Gustaf Emil MANNERHEIM

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French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century, Scandinavian politician

FinnishBorn Carl Gustaf Emil MANNERHEIM

Finnish military leader and statesman, 6th President of Finland

Born on June 4, 1867 in Askainen, grand-duché de Finlande , Finland

Died on January 27, 1951 in Lausanne , Switzerland

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The Mannerheims, originally from Germany, became Swedish noblemen in 1693. In the latter part of the 18th century they moved to Finland, which was then an integral part of Sweden.? After Sweden lost Finland to the Russian Empire in 1809, Mannerheim's great-grandfather, Count Carl Erik Mannerheim (1759–1837), became the first head of the executive of the newly-autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland, an office that preceded that of the contemporary Prime Minister. His grandfather, Count Carl Gustaf Mannerheim (1797–1854), was an entomologist and jurist. His father, Carl Robert, Count Mannerheim (1835–1914), was both a playwright and industrialist, with modest success in both endeavors. Mannerheim's mother, Hedvig Charlotta Helena von Julin (1842–1881), was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist. After Mannerheim's father left the family for his mistress in 1880,? his mother and her seven children went to live with her aunt Louise, but she died the following year.? Mannerheim's maternal uncle, Albert von Julin, then became his legal guardian. The third child of the family, Mannerheim inherited the title of Baron.



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