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Charles XIII & II
Charles XIII of Sweden wearing the Order of Charles XIII in red
King of Sweden
Reign 6 June 1809 – 5 February 1818
Predecessor Gustav IV Adolf
Successor Charles XIV John
King of Norway
Reign 4 November 1814 – 5 February 1818
Predecessor Christian Frederick
Successor Charles III John
Spouse Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp
Issue
Carl Löwenhielm (extramarital)
House House of Holstein-Gottorp i.e. House of Oldenburg
Father Adolf Frederick
Mother Louisa Ulrika of Prussia
Born (1748-10-07)7 October 1748
Died 5 February 1818(1818-02-05) (aged 69)
Religion Lutheran

Charles XIII & II also Carl, Swedish: Karl XIII (born 7 October 1748 in Stockholm, Sweden, dead 5 February 1818 in, was a Swedish monarch. He was the King of Sweden (as Charles XIII) from 1809 and King of Norway (as Charles II) from 1814 until his 1818 death. He was the second son of King Adolf Frederick of Sweden and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, sister of Frederick II of Prussia.

While known as King Charles XIII in Sweden, he was actually the seventh Swedish king by that name, as Charles IX (reigned 1604–1611) had adopted his numeral after studying a fictitious history of Sweden.

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