; born in Stockholm, Sweden
, in 1755; came to America
on the staff of Rochambeau
, fought under Lafayette
, and received from Washington
the Order of the Society of the Cincinnati.
Returning to France
, he became a favorite at court, and was the disguised coachman in the flight of the royal family from Versailles
during the Revolution.
He returned to Sweden
, and was invested with dignities and honors,
and in 1801 was made grand marshal of Sweden
On suspicion of complicity in the death of Prince Christian of Sweden
, he was seized by a mob, while marshalling the funeral procession, and tortured to death, June 20, 1810.