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Re: King Carl XV of Sweden and Norway illegitimate children
That is quite possible. However, Carl XV didn't acknowledge any children born out of wedlock.
Wikipedia (english version) claims Charles sired an illegitimate son, Carl Johan Bolander, (4 February 1854 - 28 July 1903), the father of Bishop Nils Bolander and a daughter, Ellen Svensson Hammar (28 October 1865 - 1931) and admits he might have had several other children.
The german version gives him another Carl, Carl Rudolf Bernadotte Nordenstam (1863–1942), who was a norwegian famous magician who even performed for the Kaiser.
His sons followed their father's career.
I know what you mean... And his father, Oscar I, suffered from that decease as well.
Thanks Robert. From what I’ve read about him it wouldn’t surprise me if the second cause of death you mentioned was the true cause of his death.
I’ve read that King Carl XV of Sweden and Norway died at the age of 46 but I cannot find any information on how he died. Can anyone tell me? Thanks!
Officially, he died of intestinal tuberculosis , but it is possible that the real cause of death was intestinal syphilis.