Gustav David Hamilton

Gustav David Hamilton

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Gustav David Hamilton (1699–1788) was a Swedish count and soldier. He was born in 1699 in Barsebäck, Malmöhus County, Sweden. He left Sweden in 1718-1720 to educate himself in warfare in France. In 1720 he became a captain and in 1740 he became a lieutenant colonel, both during French service. In 1741 he returned to Sweden and made a series of career progressions. In 1741 he became a colonel, in 1747 a major general and in 1755 lieutenant general. He was also named a count in 1751, and in 1765 he gained the right to the title field marshal. In 1778 he was made a Lord of the Realm. He was also politically active in the Hats.

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1 January 1788
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