(1854 - 1905)
Albert Edelfelt was active/lived in Finland. Albert Edelfelt is known for painting.
Biography Albert Edelfelt
Albert Edelfelt’s large historical painting “Duke Karl insulting the corpse of Klaus Fleming” has been reproduced in numerous history books covering the late 16th century in Finland. The scene is set in the chapel of Turku Castle in 1599. The duke (1550-1611), future King Charles IX of Sweden, had just seized Turku Castle from Ebba Stenbock, whose dead husband had been laid in a coffin in the chapel. Fleming (ca. 1535-1597) had been Lord High Admiral and Governor of Finland under King Sigismund (1566-1632). As Lord Lieutenant, Duke Charles waged a war against Sigismund, his own nephew, in 1598-1600 in order to depose him. The war resulted in the abolition of the Catholic church in Sweden, and Sigismund a
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