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Ox·en·stier·naalso Ox·en·stjer·na (o͝ok′sən-shĕr′nə, ŏk′-), Count Axel Gustafsson 1583-1654.
Swedish politician who virtually ruled Sweden as leader of the council of regency during the minority of Christina (1632-1644).
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Oxenstierna(Swedish ˈuksənʃæːrna) or
(Biography) Count Axel (ˈaksəl). 1583–1654, Swedish statesman. He was chancellor (1612–54) and successfully directed Swedish foreign policy for most of the Thirty Years' War
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