Axel Julius De la Gardie

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Axel Julius de la Gardie (1637–1710) was a Swedish Field Marshal and was appointed Governor-General over Estonia.

Axel Julius was the son of military commander Jacob De la Gardie and Ebba Brahe. He became colonel of an infantry regiment and a cavalry regiment and in 1684 he attained the rank of major general in the cavalry, and was a colonel in the Royal Guard (Livgardet). In 1668 he became lieutenant general and finally, later, Field Marshal.

Upon the threat of war with Russia, he received orders to command the troops in Finland and Ingria and take necessary defensive actions. At the landtag he held in 1676 in Åbo, the government granted the request of new war efforts.

He married Sofia Juliana Arvidsdotter Forbus in 1664

Preceded by
Anders Torstensson
Governor General of Swedish Estonia
1687 - 1704
Succeeded by
Wolmar Anton von Schlippenbach