Personalities


Gustav III of Sweden (1746–1792)


His Majesty -Gustav III ,King of Sweden from 1771 until his death. He was the eldest son of King Adolph Frederick and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia who was a sister of Frederick the Great of Prussia.
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Nicholas I of Russia (1796–1855)


Russian emperor , often considered the personification of classic autocracy; for his reactionary policies, he has been called the emperor who froze Russia for 30 years.
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Pehr Evind Svinhufvud (1861–1944)


First chief of state of independent Finland, as prime minister and then as president. He headed the Finnish government during his country’s civil war (1918) and in the early 1930s.
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Augustin Ehrensvärd (1710-1772)


Field Marshal, fortress builder.Augustin Ehrensvärd's name is linked with the building of the Viapori (Suomenlinna) and Degerby (Loviisa) fortresses.
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Carl Olof Cronstedt (1756-1820)


Carl Olof Cronstedt, whose name has had such a bad ring to it in history, was born outside Helsinki. Cronstedt began a promising career in the military as a volonteer at Prince Fredrik Adolf's Regiment in 1765. And already by 1788 he had attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel at the Swedish Coastal Navy.
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Jacob Magnus Sprengtporten (1721–1786)


Jacob Magnus Sprengtporten took part in the supervision of the fortification works of Sveaborg in the 1750s. Promoted to lieutenant-general, Sprengtporten became Augustin Ehrensvärd’s successor in the beginning of the 1770s.
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Jan Peter van Suchtelen (1751–1836)


Dutch-born member of the war collegium of the Russian army, and a main strategic planner for the army. Led the siege of Sveaborg in the Finnish War in 1808.
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