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Count Magnus Stenbock

Stenbock, Count Magnus (mängˈnəs stānˈbôk) [key], 1665–1717, Swedish field marshal. One of the ablest lieutenants of Charles XII in the Northern War, he helped defeat (1700) Peter I of Russia at Narva and crushed (1710) a Danish expedition at Helsingborg. Invading Holstein in 1713, he was outnumbered and was forced to surrender in the same year. He died in Danish captivity.

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