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Otto Fredrik Påhlman (1785 – 1822)

The Earnest Egalitarian Otto Fredrik Påhlman’s determination to stand up for what was right and question the existing order earned him more than a few adversaries among the Swedish elite. Otto Fredrik Påhlman was a decorated military officer and political…

Margareta Silfversparre ( -1716)

Woman of Fire Her many impassioned letters to both the church and the state indicate that Margareta Silfversparre refused to put up with unjust 17th century Swedish norms. Margareta Silfversparre was the daughter of major Per Silfversparre (No. 99) and Magdalena von…

Gustaf Påhlman ( -1695)

The Steady Lieutenant He served under Count Douglas, was knighted by Queen Kristina, and captured in Denmark – Gustaf Påhlman’s ascent to first lieutenant was consistent yet eventful. Gustaf Polman (knighted Påhlman) was born in 17th century Sweden to Captain Jöran Polman and his wife…

Anna Christina Påhlman ( -1670)

The Respected Noblewoman The social status of Anna Christina Påhlman was personally elevated by Sweden’s Queen Kristina to ensure equality with her brothers. Anna Christina Polman, ennobled Påhlman and sometimes known by the names Kristina and Kerstin, was the sister of…