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Charles Xof Sweden

Charles X.,of Sweden (1622-1660), succeeded to the throne in 1654. He was very warlike, and in the second year of his reign he made war upon and subdued Poland. He then made himself Lord of Prussia, and again attacked and subdued Poland. His next attack was upon Denmark, in the course of which he crossed the Great and Little Belt upon the ice. As the result of the war he obtained the freedom of Swedish ships from paying toll on passing through the Sound (1658). He proposed to England and Holland to join in an attack upon Denmark and to share it with him. The States General and Cromwell both refused. He then invaded it alone in 1659, but was defeated, and the next year he died.