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Jean Bernadotte

 

Yesterday's picture featured a man on a horse - this is the man: born Jean Bernadotte in Pau, France, he became King Charles XIV John, of Sweden and King Charles III John of Norway.  He reigned as king of both Sweden and Norway from 1818 to his death in 1844.  [Apologies for the lack of a pigeon!]

 

Jean Bernadotte

 

Yesterday's picture featured a man on a horse - this is the man: born Jean Bernadotte in Pau, France, he became King Charles XIV John, of Sweden and King Charles III John of Norway.  He reigned as king of both Sweden and Norway from 1818 to his death in 1844.  [Apologies for the lack of a pigeon!]

 

comments (13)

A proud French man Tom!
Tom Wilson: Indeed - born a commoner, becomes a king, twice over!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Jun 2015, 06:35
He looks every centimetre a monarch Tom!
Tom Wilson: Amazing what a good sculptor can do for you smile
I look up to him Tom.
Tom Wilson: You'd have to be pretty high up to look down on him - one of the rooms in the upper floor of the palace would probably do smile
A strong face... I especially like it against that deep blue sky.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Jacquelyn.
He'd be proud of this, I'm sure, Tom.
Tom Wilson: I'm sure he would, Ginnie - of course, there are statues of him in Sweden, too and it is still the Bernadotte royal family.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Jun 2015, 09:16
He is wearing very well, Tom
Tom Wilson: Indeed - probably well looked after!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Jun 2015, 10:00
No apology required, Tom...there is clear evidence that a pigeon was resting there recently.
Tom Wilson: He bears the scars of battle still! He was an army officer in the Napoleonic wars before being picked out to be king.
Busy bloke then?
Tom Wilson: Very! Check him out on Wikipedia.
he stands proud
Tom Wilson: He does indeed!
he already has some embellishments, Tom!
Tom Wilson: Yes, he's obviously not been able to fight off the birds!
Good shot of a noble looking King, at least you've got the Pigeon's autograph smile
Tom Wilson: He, he!
A proud looking man, Tom
Tom Wilson: Given his career from commoner to army officer to king, he probably felt some pride smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Jun 2015, 14:06
The pigeon left a mark on Verdi Gris' sash smile

Those were the days. If you were born French, you could become king of Scandinavia.
Tom Wilson: Amazing, wasn't it? And his family is still the royal family of Sweden.

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