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also 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).


(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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Stenfors CU, Magnusson Hanson L, Oxenstierna G, Theorell T, Nilsson LG.
Other important writers, who are included in the present volume, are Carl Michael Bellman (1740-1795), Bengt Lidner (1757-1793) and Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna (1750-1818).
Sellin begins Chapter 4 by detecting in Le Bon's Latin letter to Axel Oxenstierna a misreading.
One of these continuing projects is devoted to Axel Oxenstierna (1583-1654), who played a pivotal role in European politics and should undoubtedly be counted among the most influential people in Swedish history.
Repeated petitions for money from Gabriel Kristiernsson Oxenstierna (Tallinn Governor from November 1568 to October 1570) as well as Kursell were virtually dismissed.
Christina ruled as a minor until 1644, her education supervised by the Chancellor, Axel Oxenstierna.
16) Carl Bonde to Axel Oxenstierna, quoted after Awebro, K.
Gustav Adolf determined Christina to be his successor to the throne, and when he fell in battle in 1632 she became queen-elect before the age of six, while five regents headed by the chancellor Axel Oxenstierna governed the country.
Do we accept the comment of Count Oxenstierna (Swedish statesman, 1583-1654), "Dost thou not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?
Axel Oxenstierna was chancellor of Sweden under Gustavus Adolphus, during the Thirty Years' War (1618--48) (Wedgewood 1961).
37) Count Oxenstierna may not have had the whole explanation, but knavery has no monopoly either.