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Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt

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Great Turkish War
Nine Years' War
Great Northern War

  • Battle of Saladen
  • Battle of Jēkabpils
  • Battle of Gemauerthof
  • Battle of Lesnaya
  • Battle of Poltava

Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt 15 April 1659, Copenhagen – 12 February 1719 Moscow was a Swedish general


He was born on 15 April 1659 in Copenhagen He attended Lund University, Rostock, Wittenberg and Uppsala, he originally pursued a career in the diplomatic arena, but found this occupation quite undesirable He then became a soldier, served in the Austrian army against the Turks, and under William III in Holland He returned to Sweden in 1697 When the Great Northern War broke out, he was placed in command of a newly created regiment of infantry He was one of the few successful commanders against the Russians in the Baltic region while King Charles XII was on campaign in Poland and Saxony In 1705 Lewenhaupt won the Battle of Gemauerthof and was appointed Governor of Riga In 1708, he was ordered to march east with a supply column, to support Charles's primary invasion force in Russia This led to the Battle of Lesnaya 1708, in which he was defeated and forced to abandon his supplies In 1709, after having connected with the King's army, Lewenhaupt was given command of the infantry at the disastrous Battle of Poltava 1709 and the Surrender at Perevolochna He was kept a prisoner in Russia, and he lived in Moscow until his death on 12 February 1719


His memoirs, edited by his son-in-law, were published at Stockholm in 1757


  1. ^  Gilman, D C; Peck, H T; Colby, F M, eds 1905 "Lewenhaupt, Adam Ludvig" New International Encyclopedia 1st ed New York: Dodd, Mead 
  2. ^ "Battle of Poltava" Retrieved 2011-01-18 Count Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt Leijonhufvud in Swedish 1659–1719 was a Swedish General of the Infantry, a well-educated and religious aristocrat who was born in a Swedish fortified camp near Copenhagen He was the son of Count Ludwig Wierich Lewenhaupt, a major-general, and Countess Charlotta Susanna Maria of Hohenlohe and Gleichen Until the beginning of his military career he attended Lund University 1671, Uppsala University 1675 and Rostock University 1680  

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