Gustav Karl Fredrik Löwenhelm ( Lowenhelm , Löwenhilm ) ( Swede Gustaf Karl Fredrik Löwenhjelm ; October 6, 1771 , Stockholm - July 29, 1856 , Stockholm ) - Count, Swedish military leader and diplomat, participant in the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna .
|Gustav Karl Fredrik Lowenhelm|
|Swede. Gustaf Karl Fredrik Löwenhjelm|
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World War 1812 ,
Sixth Coalition War
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He was the illegitimate son of the Swedish king Charles XIII from Christina Augusta von Fersen .
He took part in the Russian-Swedish war of 1808-1809 , in the battle of Pihajoki was captured.
After his release, he served in the cavalry, since 1810 he commanded the guards cavalry squadrons.
Since the beginning of the Patriotic War of 1812 and in the campaigns of 1813-1814, he repeatedly sent with special missions to Emperor Alexander I , whose purpose was to coordinate the actions of the Russian and Swedish armies.
In the rank of Major General of the Swedish Service during the Sixth Coalition War, he served as adjutant general for foreign affairs under the heir to the Swedish throne and regent of Sweden Karl Johan and was also deputy chief of staff of the Northern Army.
For differences in the wars with Napoleon , October 8, 1813 was awarded the Order of St. George 4th degree (No. 2712 on the list of Grigorovich - Stepanov ).
After the defeat of Napoleon, he participated in the Vienna Congress . Since 1815, he was the personal representative of Karl Johan to the Emperor Alexander I.
His younger brother, Karl Axel Löwengelm , was the ambassador of Sweden to Russia in 1811-1818; sometimes he is mistakenly attributed with the award of the Order of St. George 4th degree.
- Russia and Sweden. Documents and materials. 1809-1818 M., 1985
- Stepanov V.S., Grigorovich P.I. In memory of the centennial of the imperial Military Order of the Holy Great Martyr and Victorious George. (1769-1869). SPb., 1869