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Stockholm in Stockholm County, Södermanland Province, Sweden — Northern Europe (Scandinavia)
 

Kung Karl XII / King Karl XII

 
 
Kung Karl XII / King Karl XII Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 10, 2017
1. Kung Karl XII / King Karl XII Marker
Inscription. Statyn föreställer Karl XII (1682-1718, kung från 1697) och är skulpterad av Johan Peter Molin (1814-73). Den avtäcktes den 30 november 1868, på 150-årsdagen av Karl XII:s död vid Fredrikshald i Norge. Statyn göts på Kungliga Myntet på Kungsholmen av den tyske bronsgjutaren Herlodt och bronsvikten är 2,5 ton. Monumentet tillkom på initiativ av bland andra publicisten August Sohlman och den liberale politikern och författaren August Blanche och bekostades genom en insamling bland allmänheten.

De fyra mörsarna (kortpipiga artilleripjäser) som omger statyn är gjutna i Dresden 1678 och erövrades av Karl XII när svenskarna återtog fästningen Neumilnde vid Riga från Sacherna den 11 december 1701. Relieferna på pjäserna föreställer Proserpinas bortrövande.

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This statue depicts King Karl XII (1682-1718, king from 1697), and was sculpted by Johan Peter Molin (1814-73). It was unveiled on 30 November 1868, the 150th anniversary of King Karl XII's death in Norway. The monument was created at the initiative of prominent figures including publicist August Sohlman and liberal politician and author August Blanche, and was paid for through donations from the public.

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Kung Karl XII / King Karl XII and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 10, 2017
2. Kung Karl XII / King Karl XII and Marker
The Monument to Charles XII in Stockholm, with Charles pointing towards Russia. Stockholmers call this statue "the lion between four pots" ("Lejonet mellan fyra krukor") referring to the mortars placed at the corners of the monument. This contrasts with a nearby statue of Charles XIII which has lions similarly arranged; that statue is known as "the pot between four lions" ("Krukan mellan fyra lejon"), referring to a Swedish slang expression for a coward. - Wikipedia
four mortars (short-barrelled artillery pieces) surrounding the statue were cast in Dresden in 1678, and were brought to Sweden as war trophies in 1701.

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Erected by Statens Festighetsverk.
 
Location. 59° 19.8′ N, 18° 4.336′ E. Marker is in Stockholm, Södermanland Province, in Stockholm County. Marker is at the intersection of Karl XII:s torg and Stromgatan on Karl XII:s torg. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stockholm, Södermanland Province 111 47, Sweden.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kungliga Operan / Royal Opera House (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Norrbro (about 210 meters away); Gustav II Adolf / King Gustaf II Adolf (about 210 meters away); Riksbron (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Stallbron (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Oxenstiernska Palatset / Oxenstierna Palace (approx. half a kilometer away); Storkyrkans Hus / Cathedral House (approx. half a kilometer away); Stuténska Huset / The Stuten Building (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
 
Also see . . .  Charles XII of Sweden (Wikipedia). Charles XII, also Carl (Swedish: Karl
Mortar "Pluto", dated MDCLXVIII image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 10, 2017
3. Mortar "Pluto", dated MDCLXVIII
XII; 17 June 1682 – 30 November 1718 O.S.), Latinized to
Carolus Rex, was the King of Sweden from 1697 to 1718. He belonged to the House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken, a branch line of the House of Wittelsbach. Charles was the only surviving son of Charles XI and Ulrika Eleonora the Elder. He assumed power, after a seven-month caretaker government, at the age of fifteen. (Submitted on July 18, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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