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Biography of Count Axel Oxenstierna


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Oxenstierna, Axel, Count. Born in 1583. Swedish statesman, was made chancellor by Gustavus Adolphus in 1611. Succeeded him as leader of the Protestant Party in Germany (1632-35). Acted as regent throughout the minority of Christina, and became her chief minister when she assumed the government (1644). Died 1654.