Field Marshals of Finland: Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156270073

Published: May 31st 2010

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44 pages


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Field Marshals of Finland: Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim  by  Books LLC

Field Marshals of Finland: Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim by Books LLC
May 31st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 44 pages | ISBN: 9781156270073 | 7.60 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (Swedish pronunciation: ) (4MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Excerpt: Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (Swedish pronunciation: ) (4 June 1867 27 January 1951) was the Commander-in-Chief of Finlands Defence Forces, Marshal of Finland and a politician. He was Regent of Finland (19181919) and the sixth President of Finland (19441946). Mannerheim was born in the Grand Duchy of Finland, a territory of Imperial Russia, into a family of Finland Swedish nobles settled in Finland since the late 18th century.

His paternal German ancestor Marhein had emigrated to Sweden during the 17th century.. His maternal ancestry has its roots in Sdermanland, Sweden.. He made a career in the Russian army, rising to general. After the Bolshevik revolution, Finland declared its independence but was soon embroiled in a civil war along class lines. The workers overwhelmingly held a socialist (Red) creed and bourgeois, farmers, and small businessmen held a capitalist (White) creed. Mannerheim became the military chief of the Whites. Twenty years later, when Finland was at war with the Soviet Union from 19391944, Mannerheim was appointed commander of the countrys armed forces.

The Mannerheim family descends from a German businessman and mill owner from Hamburg, Hinrich Marhein (16181667), who emigrated to Gvle in Sweden and changed his name to Henrik. His son Augustin Marhein changed his surname to Mannerheim, and was raised to the nobility in 1693. His son, an artillery colonel and a mill supervisor, Johan Augustin Mannerheim, was raised to the status of Baron at the same time as his brother in 1768. The Mannerheim family came to Finland, then an integral part of Sweden, in the latter part of 18th century.

(It was long believed that Hinrich Marhein had emigrated to Sweden from the Netherlands, but recent studies have shown this be... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=164614



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