Quotation by Jean Baptiste Bernadotte

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A Republican by principle and devotion, I will, until my death, oppose all Royalists ... and all enemies of my Government and the Republic.
Jean Baptiste Bernadotte (1763–1844), French general, later King of Sweden. letter, Sept. 1797, to the French Directory.

Thirteen years later he was invited to lead the Swedish government, later becoming Charles XIV (1818-1844) of Sweden and Norway, enemy of Napoleon (in whose defeat at Leipzig he took part in 1813), and founder of the present Swedish royal house.
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