Charles XIV John


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Charles XIV John

also Karl XIV Johan Originally Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte. 1763-1844.
King of Sweden and Norway (1818-1844). He served under Napoleon Bonaparte in the Italian campaign (1796-1797) and was elected crown prince in 1810, founding the present Swedish royal dynasty.
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Yet whereas Murat stuck by Napoleon (and was ultimately executed for treason), Bernadotte, in his position as King Charles XIV John of Sweden, eventually helped to bring about Napoleon's defeat.