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Today is the 299th anniversary of the death of King Charles XII of Sweden also know as Carolus Rex. His death directly led to the Swedish defeat in the Great Northern War Fall of the Swedish Empire and the establishment of Russia as a new European power.

Today is the 299th anniversary of the death of King Charles XII of Sweden also know as Carolus Rex. His death directly led to the Swedish defeat in the Great Northern War Fall of the Swedish Empire and the establishment of Russia as a new European power.

Portrait of King Charles XII of Sweden, Great Northern War, 1893 by Julius Kronberg (Swedish 1850-1921)

Portrait of King Charles XII of Sweden, Great Northern War, 1893 by Julius Kronberg (Swedish

Swedish soldiers retreating across mountain passes back to Sweden, Great Northern War

Swedish soldiers retreating across mountain passes back to Sweden, Great Northern War

Uniform of Charles XII of Sweden. Early 1700's. (Looks like this is a super-realistic computer illustration rather than a photograph)

Uniform of Charles XII of Sweden. Early (Looks like this is a super-realistic computer illustration rather than a photograph)

The Battle of Stresow, 1715 from the Great Northern War. A battle that took place during the dark hours between the Swedish army of Carolus Rex and the coalition forces of Saxony, Prussia and Denma...

The Battle of Stresow, 1715 from the Great Northern War. A battle that took place during the dark hours between the Swedish army of Carolus Rex and the coalition forces of Saxony, Prussia and Denma.

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