Reinauguration of monument
to king Charles XII of Sweden


Designers : Kalju Müür,
Aleksander Malõshko
Date : November 18, 2000
Location : Narva
Eesti Post : Reinauguration of monument to king Charles XII of Sweden

The Northern War (1700-21) between Russia and Sweden played a crucial role in the history of the Baltic peoples, assigning Estonia and northern Latvia, earlier under Swedish rule, to Russia.
In 1936, a monument to King Charles XII, commander of the Swedish forces in the initial phases of the war, was erected in 1936 during Estonia's pre-war independence period at Narva, where two major Northern War battles were fought, in 1700 and 1704.
The original monument was destroyed in World War II and the new monument is a slightly altered replica of the old one.

More Information:

  • Narva 2000 Sverige

  • eelmine Special Cancellations 2000 järgmine