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Soli Deo Gloria 01-03-2010 05:40 AM

King Karl XII (1682-1718)
Riksmarskalksämbetet (and Riksantikvarieämbeter, Statens Fastighetsverk and Länsstyrelsen in Stockholms län) said Yes to open Karl XII tomb again. Scientists want to find out who killed him, once for all - Norwegian bullet or Swedish? Last time the tomb was open was in 1917
He looked like this, 199 years after his death:

This is his death mask:

And this is the cloths he was wearing when he died at Fredrikshald nov 30 1718. Its possible to watch it at Livrustkammaren at the royal palace, Sthlm (notice the mud...):

And when he was alive he was painted like this by Axel Sparre:

Lumutqueen 01-03-2010 05:59 AM

How interesting. Do they scientists have to get permission from the monarchy to open up the sarcophagus again? :smile:

Soli Deo Gloria 01-03-2010 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by lumutqueen (Post 1036603)
How interesting. Do they scientists have to get permission from the monarchy to open up the sarcophagus again? :smile:

Riksmarskalksämbetet is a part of the royal court:

Riksmarskalksämbetet - Kungahuset [NS4 version]

and according to Dagens Nyheter they agree with the opening but want "the last word" as I understand it...Karl XII:s grav får öppnas igen -

Lumutqueen 01-03-2010 10:11 AM

Ahh thank you for the translation.
Why open it after so long?
Why not early?

Soli Deo Gloria 01-07-2010 03:11 PM

This is the last resting place for Karl XIIs dog Pompe...

Israel Holmström wrote a poem about Pompe:

Pompe Kungens trogne dräng
sov var natt i herrens säng.
Sist av år och resor trötter
led han av vid kungens fötter.
Mången stolt och fager mö
önskar sig som Pompe leva.
Tusen hjältar eftersträva
att få som Pompe dö

(use Google translation to translate :-)

Soli Deo Gloria 01-08-2010 02:55 PM

Charles XII of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

CyrilVladisla 11-29-2014 05:15 PM

In Emperors, Kings & Queens, Sonya Newland wrote:

With a reputation for cold-heartedness and a love of being in the midst of battle, on paper Charles XII was the perfect candidate to succeed a kingdom with a long history of military and political strength.

LadyFinn 11-26-2016 01:42 PM

At Bukowskis December auction:
King Karl XII
Oval. Canvas 84 x 66 cm. Carved originalframe by Burchardt Precht with the decoration of a crest, the Hercules lion skin, trumpets, palm leaves and laurel leaves.
With text verso: "Carolus XII I 26 ahre Giort i Altranstat I Saxen A-o 1707".
Estimated price
1 400 000 - 1 600 000 SEK/142 566 - 162 932 EUR
JOHAN DAVID SWARTZ, King Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718). - Bukowskis

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