Gustav Evertsson Horn

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Baron Gustav Evertsson Horn
Governor General of Ingria
In office
1654–1657
Preceded by Erik Stenbock
Succeeded by Krister Klasson Horn
Governor General of Finland
In office
1657–1658
Preceded by Per Brahe the Younger
Succeeded by Herman Fleming
Governor General of Bremen-Verden
In office
1663–1666
Preceded by Hans Christoff Königsmarck
Succeeded by Henrik Horn
Personal details
Born May 28, 1614
Lemu, Finland
Died February 27, 1666(1666-02-27) (aged 51)
Stade, Germany
Spouse(s) Maria Mörner,
Barbro Kurch,
Maria Silfverhielm

Baron Gustav Evertsson Horn of Marienburg (May 28, 1614 – February 27, 1666) was a Finnish-Swedish military and politician. He was a member of the Privy Council of Sweden and Governor General.

Horn, the son of Field Marshal Evert Horn, was born in 1614 in Finland Proper, at the time a part Sweden. He became captain in 1635, and a colonel in 1640. In 1651, he was, along with cousin Henrik Horn, raised to a baron. Gustav Horn became a member of the Swedish Privy Council in 1653, and in the following year, he was assigned the role of Governor General of Ingria and Kexholm, an office he left for the assignment of Governor General of Finland in 1657. In 1656 he was appointed general, in 1658 rikstygmästare and in 1663 field marshal. The latter year he also became Governor General of Bremen-Verden. Gustav Evertsson Horn died in Stade, Germany, in 1666.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nordisk Familjebok - Gustaf Evertsson Horn". Nordisk Familjebok at runeberg.org (in Swedish). 1909. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Gustaf Evertsson Horn". Retrieved 2009-06-20.