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Charles XII was a 17th and 18th century Swedish monarch who ruled the country during the Great Northern War.
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Born on June 17, 1682, in Stockholm, Sweden, Charles XII ascended to the throne during his adolescence. After Denmark, Russia and Poland-Saxony became allies, he contended with the Great Northern War for the remainder of his rule. He scored big early successes but eventually was exiled to Turkey, with Sweden later losing its imperial power. Charles was shot mysteriously on November 30, 1718.
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