Charles XIV John

King of Sweden and Norway between 1818–1844. Prince of Ponte Corvo 1806–1810 and French field marshal
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Charles XIV & III John, also Carl John, Swedish and Norwegian: Carl Johan (26 January 1763 – 8 March 1844) was a Swedish monarch. He was the King of Sweden (as Charles XIV John) and King of Norway (as Charles III John) from 1818 until his 1844 death.[1] Before he became Swedish royalty, he had also been the Sovereign Prince of Pontecorvo from 1806 until 1810, but then stopped using that title.

Charles XIV John
as King of Sweden
Charles III John
as King of Norway
Charles XIV John (king of Sweden and Norway.) Painting by François Gérard
King of Sweden and Norway
Reign5 February 1818 – 8 March 1844
Coronation11 May 1818 (Sweden)
7 September 1818 (Norway)
PredecessorCharles XIII/II
SuccessorOscar I
Born(1763-01-26)26 January 1763
Pau, France
Died8 March 1844(1844-03-08) (aged 81)
Stockholm, Sweden
SpouseDésirée Clary (1798-1844, his death)
IssueOscar I
HouseHouse of Bernadotte
FatherHenri Bernadotte
MotherJeanne de St. Vincent
prev Roman Catholic
SignatureCharles XIV John as King of Sweden Charles III John as King of Norway's signature


  1. "Sweden" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
Charles XIV/III John
Born: 26 January 1763 Died: 8 March 1844
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Charles XIII/II
King of Sweden and Norway
5 February 1818 – 8 March 1844
Succeeded by
Oscar I
New title Prince of Pontecorvo
5 June 1806 – 21 August 1810
Title next held by
Lucien Murat
Political offices
Preceded by
Louis de Mureau
Minister of War of France
2 July 1799 – 14 September 1799
Succeeded by
Edmond Dubois-Crancé