Monday, May 5, 2014

Fact of the Day: Jean Sweden

In the early 19th century, Sweden's king was old and dying. Without an royal heir, a French solider named Jean Bernadotte was surprisingly chosen as his successor. Most figure it was his popularity in Sweden as many knew of the kindness he showed Swedish people in a war with Denmark. He started the House of Bernadotte, which is still the royal house of Sweden today. 

18 comments:

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

Interesting, Adam! Have a good day. Greetings, Joke

Kay said...

So the Swedish royal family is actually descended from a Frenchman? Wow!

Mary Kirkland said...

Interesting tidbit of info.

Margaret D said...

That is very interesting.

Dascha said...

Wow. Did not know that! Very interesting.

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Good for Jean Bernadotte!

Emmylou said...

That was unorthodox, but the king made a good choice, eh?

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Cool that they chose someone outside of the royal family!

DEZMOND said...

that is interesting. Swedish royal family is very naughty, especially the king....

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that, surprising it lasted too

A Beer for the Shower said...

Wow, with every monarchy seeming to focus so much on keeping the bloodline royal, I'm surprised they did this. Very cool.

DeniseinVA said...

A great piece of trivia!

Pilar Domínguez said...

I had no idea about this fact! So...Swedish Royal family has a French origin like Spanish Royal family.Kisses:)

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know that!!!
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Anonymous said...

Fascinating. I do enjoy your random facts.

Kati said...

Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
Really interesting fact today!

Have a fantastic day,
-Kati

Sharon said...

Princess Victoria is my favourite :)

stephen Hayes said...

So the Royal House of Sweden isn't Swedish? Interesting.