25 April 1868|
|Died||14 April 1943
|Buried at||Norra begravningsplatsen|
|Service/branch||Swedish Army (1887–1918, 1920–1939)
Finnish Army (1918–1920)
|Years of service||1889–1927, 1939–1940|
General of Cavalry
|Commands held||Inspector of Cavalry
Swedish Volunteer Corps
Lapland Area of operations
Ernst Linder (25 April 1868 – 14 September 1943) was a Swedish general of Finnish descent who served in the Swedish army from 1887 to 1918, after which be participated in the Finnish Civil War as the commander of the Satakunta and Savo army groups, whose responsibility stretched from Finland's western coast adjoining the Gulf of Bothnia to Näsijärvi. Linder was friends with the White Commander, Marshal Gustaf Mannerheim. Following the war, he served as Inspector of Cavalry until retired in 1920.
In addition to his military career, Linder was an accomplished horse rider who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics, where he and his horse Piccolomino won the gold medal in the individual dressage.
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