This man, once a private in the French Army, rose to become King of Sweden and Norway.
Louis Nicolas Davout
Jozef Antoni Poniatowski
Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte joined the French Army as a private in 1780. By 1794 he was a general; Napoleon made him a marshal in 1804. Elected crown prince of Sweden in 1810 because of his kindness to Swedish prisoners of war, he became King Charles XIV in 1818.
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