Johan Oxenstierna

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The High Well Born

Count Johan Oxenstierna
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Marshal of the Realm
In office
1654–1657
President of the Wismar Tribunal
In office
1655–1657
Personal details
Born June 24, 1611
Stockholm
Died December 5, 1657
Nationality Swedish
Relations Axel Oxenstierna (father)
Anna Bååt (mother)
Kristina Oxenstierna (sister)
Erik Oxenstierna (brother)
Margareta Brahe (spouse)
Occupation Statesman
Religion Evangelical Lutheran

Johan Axelsson Oxenstierna af Södermöre (June 24, 1611 – December 5, 1657) was a Count and a Swedish statesman.

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The son of Axel Oxenstierna, he was born in Stockholm. He completed his studies at Uppsala in 1631, and was sent by his father on a grand tour through France, the Netherlands and Great Britain. He served under his brother-in-law Count Gustav Horn af Björneborg in the Thirty Years' War from 1632, and was subsequently employed by his father in various diplomatic missions, though his instructions were always so precise and minute that he was little more than the executor of the Chancellor's wishes. He was one of the commissioners who signed the truce of 1635 with Poland (Armistice of Stuhmsdorf or Treaty of Sztumska Wieś), and in 1639, much against his father's will, was made a Privy Councillor.

Along with Salvius he represented Sweden at the great peace congress of Osnabrück, but as he received his instructions direct from his father, whereas Salvius was in the queen's confidence, the two "legates" were constantly at variance. From 1650 to 1652 he was Governor General of Swedish Pomerania. King Charles X Gustav made him Marshal of the Realm.

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Court offices
Preceded by
Adolph John of Pfalz-Zweibrücken
Marshal of the Realm
1654–1657
Succeeded by
Gabriel Gabrielsson Oxenstierna
Legal offices
Preceded by
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President of the Wismar Tribunal
1655–1657
Succeeded by
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Titles of nobility
Preceded by
Axel Oxenstierna
Count of Södermöre
Baron of Kimito

1st creation
1654–1657
Succeeded by
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