Carl August Ehrensvärd

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Carl August Ehrensvärd
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Born(1745-05-05)5 May 1745
Stockholm, Sweden
Died21 May 1800(1800-05-21) (aged 55)
Örebro, Sweden
Service/branchSwedish Navy
Years of service1753–1794
RankGeneral admiral
Commands heldArchipelago fleet (1784–88)
Battles/warsPomeranian War
Russo-Swedish War
RelationsSof of Augustin Ehrensvärd
Grandfather of Albert Ehrensvärd

Count Carl August Ehrensvärd (5 May 1745 – 21 May 1800) was a Swedish naval officer, painter, author, and neo-classical architect.

Ehrensvärd was born in Stockholm, and died in Örebro. Though active as a naval officer during his entire life, he is mostly remembered for the burlesque caricatures of often famous people from his era with which he decorated his letters.[1] Some of his writings were published by Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet.[2]

In 1790, he was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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  1. ^ "Ehrensvärd - Historiska personer". Historiesajten. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Svenska författare utgivna av Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet" (in Swedish). Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet. Archived from the original on 2007-05-24. Retrieved 2007-06-04.

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