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King Oscar I of Sweden dies in Stockholm

Europe, 1857, zoomable map
06/08/1859
King Oscar I of Norway and Sweden died in Stockholm four days after his sixtieth birthday after a long illness. The Paris born king was the son of Marshal of France Bernadotte who had been elected to the Swedish throne after the previous royal family had died out. Oscar had ruled since succeeding his father in March 1844 and was followed by his son Charles XV, who been serving as Regent since 1857 after his father had become incapacitated.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Frederick Martin, The Statesman's Yearbook, 1868  (London: Macmillan and Co., 1868), 455.

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