Otto von Rosen

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Otto von Rosen
Personal information
Born (1884-05-11)11 May 1884
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 26 May 1963(1963-05-26) (aged 79)
Halmstad, Sweden
Sport Sports shooting

Otto von Rosen (11 May 1884 – 26 May 1963) was a Swedish military officer and sport shooter.

He was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He participated at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. His best Olympic result was in the moving target small-bore rifle, where he placed 8th.[1]

During World War I he was suspected of espionage and sabotage in favour of Germany, after being arrested in Karasjok, Norway, in 1917.[2] In his confiscated luggage were found explosives, bottles with the toxin curare, and anthrax bacteria hidden in sugar.[3]


  1. ^ "Profile: Otto von Rosen". Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Broad, William R. (25 June 1998). "Norway's 1918 Lump of Sugar Yields Clues on Anthrax in War". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Søhr, Joh. (1938). "Baron von Rosens mystiske ekspedisjon". Spioner og bomber. Fra opdagelsespolitiets arbeide under verdenskrigen (in Norwegian). Oslo: Johan Grundt Tanum. pp. 35–46.