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:

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

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

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  3. Wow. Did not know that! Very interesting.

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

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  5. Cool that they chose someone outside of the royal family!

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

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  7. Never knew that, surprising it lasted too

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

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

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  10. Fascinating. I do enjoy your random facts.

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

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  12. Princess Victoria is my favourite :)

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

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