Charles xii sometimes carl swedish karl xii or latinized to carolus rex 17 june 1682 30 november 1718 os was the king of sweden from 1697 to 1718 he belonged to the house of palatinate zweibrucken a branch line of the house of wittelsbach . Charles xii charles xii king of sweden 1697 1718 an absolute monarch who defended his country for 18 years during the great northern war and promoted significant domestic reforms he launched a disastrous invasion of russia 1707 09 resulting in the complete collapse of the swedish armies and the loss of. Charles xii also carl of sweden swedish language karl xii latinized to carolus rex charles the king 17 june 1682 30 november 1718 was the king of sweden from 1697 to 1718 charles was the only surviving son of king charles xi of sweden and ulrika eleonora the elder . Charles xii of sweden charles xii was the king of sweden from 1697 to 1718 and by all accounts was pretty hardcore he never registered physical or emotional pain lived to drive his enemies before him and was essentially an emotionless automaton who in the span of twenty one years took the european country with the smallest population and briefly made it into one of the most formidable . The history of charles xii king of sweden by francois marie arouet de voltaire 1976 08 02 40 out of 5 stars 1 hardcover 11700 voltaires history of charles xii king of sweden classic reprint voltaire voltaire 40 out of 5 stars 1 paperback 1512
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