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Charles XIV John
as King of Sweden
Charles III John
as King of Norway
Charles XIV John as Crown Prince of Sweden - François Gérard.jpg
Charles XIV John (king of Sweden and Norway.) Painting by François Gérard
King of Sweden and Norway
Reign 5 February 1818 – 8 March 1844
Coronation 11 May 1818 (Sweden)
7 September 1818 (Norway)
Predecessor Charles XIII/II
Successor Oscar I
Born (1763-01-26)26 January 1763
Pau, France
Died 8 March 1844(1844-03-08) (aged 81)
Stockholm, Sweden
Burial Riddarholmskyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden
Spouse Désirée Clary (1798-1844, his death)
Issue Oscar I
House House of Bernadotte
Father Henri Bernadotte
Mother Jeanne de St. Vincent
Religion Lutheran
prev Roman Catholic
Signature Charles XIV Johnas King of SwedenCharles III Johnas King of Norway's signature

Charles XIV & III John, also Carl John, Swedish and Norwegian: Carl Johan (26 January 1763 – 8 March 1844) was a Swedish monarch. He was the King of Sweden (as Charles XIV John) and King of Norway (as Charles III John) from 1818 until his 1844 death. Before he became Swedish royalty, he had also been the Sovereign Prince of Pontecorvo from 1806 until 1810, but then stopped using that title.

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