See also:king of Sweden and Norway, eldest son of Oscar I., king of Sweden and Norway, and Josephine Beauharnais of Leuchtenberg, was
See also:born on the 3rd of May 1826 . On the 19th of
See also:June 1850 he married Louisa, daughter of
See also:Frederick of the
See also:Netherlands . He became
See also:regent on the 25th of
See also:September 1857, and king on the
See also:death of his
See also:father (8th of
See also:July 1859) . As
See also:Charles's brusque and downright
See also:manners had led many to regard his future accession with some apprehension, yet he proved to be one of the most popular of Scandinavian
See also:kings and a constitutional ruler in the best sense of the word . His reign was remarkable for its manifold and far-reaching reforms . Sweden's existing communal
See also:law (1862), ecclesiastical law (1863) and criminal law (1864) were enacted appropriately enough under the direction of a king whose
See also:motto was: "Build up the
See also:land upon the
See also:laws!" Charles XV. also materially assisted De Geer (q.v.) to carry through his memorable reform of the constitution in 1863 . Charles was a warm
See also:advocate of " Scandinavianism " and the
See also:political solidarity of the three
See also:northern kingdoms, and his warm friendship for Frederick VII., it is said, led him to give
See also:half promises of help to Denmark on the
See also:eve of the war of 1864, which, in the circumstances, were perhaps misleading and unjustifiable . In view, however, of the unpreparedness of the
See also:Swedish army and the difficulties of the situation, Charles was forced to observe a strict
See also:neutrality . He died at
See also:Malmo on the 18th of September 1872 . Charles XV. was highly gifted in many directions . He attained to some
See also:eminence as a painter, and his Digte show him to have been a true poet .
See also:left but one
See also:child, a daughter, Louisa Josephina Eugenia, who in 1869 married the crown-prince Frederick of Denmark . See
See also:Cecilia Bath-Holmberg, Carl X V., som enskild man, konung och konstndr (
See also:Stockholm, 1891); Yngvar Nielsen, Det norske og svenske Kongehus fra 1828 (
See also:Christiania, 1883) . (R . N .
CHARLES [KARL ALEXANDER] (1712-1780)
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