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Finnish War
Part of Russo–Swedish Wars and Napoleonic Wars
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Map of notable locations in Finland during the war
Date 21 February 1808 – 17 September 1809
(1 year, 6 months, 3 weeks and 6 days)
Location
Result Russian victory, Treaty of Fredrikshamn
Territorial
changes
Separation of Finland from Sweden and Finland becoming an autonomous part of Russia
Belligerents
Russia Russian Empire

Supported by
France France
Spain Spain
Sweden Sweden

Supported by
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Portugal
Commanders and leaders
Fyodor Buxhoeveden
Bogdan von Knorring
Pyotr Bagration
Barclay de Tolly
Nikolay Ivanovich Demidov
Wilhelm Mauritz Klingspor
Carl Johan Adlercreutz
Georg Carl von Döbeln
Strength
August 1808: 95,000+ soldiers August 1808: 36,000+ soldiers

The Finnish War (Swedish: Finska kriget, Finnish: Suomen sota, Russian: Русско-шведская война 1808—1809) was a war fought in 1808-1809 between Russia and Sweden. King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden lost, and Sweden lost its Eastern third. The lost land became the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland.

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