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 Johan Cronman

Johan Cronman

Death 26 Jul 1737 (aged 75)
Malmö, Malmö kommun, Skåne län, Sweden
Burial Malmö, Malmö kommun, Skåne län, Sweden
Memorial ID 24624264 · View Source
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Baron Johan Cronman (1662-1737) was made a Baron in 1727, and both the Governor of Malmö and Commandant of Skane in 1727. (b. February 2, 1662; Estonia - d. July 26, 1737; Malmö, Skåne, Sweden)

Name and titles:
Governor Johan Cronman (1727), Baron Johan Cronman (1727), Commandant Johan Cronman, Lieutenant-General Johan Cronman, and Colonel Johan Cronman of the Kronoberg regiment (1706), Lieutenant Johan Cronman of the Narva Garrison, Second Captain Johan Cronman of the Narke-Varmland regiment (1687).

He was the son of Joakim Cronman (1638-1703) and Lunetta Makeléer (1639-1693).

He was born on February 2, 1662 in the Swedish Empire in what is now Estonia.

Peter Englund in The Battle That Shook Europe: Poltava and the Birth of the Russian Empire gives the following information: "He was a Lieutenant with the Narva Garrison, and Second Captain with the Narke-Varmland regiment in 1687. He was promoted to Captain with Zurlauben's regiment in 1699, and made Lieutenant-Colonel in 1701. He was promoted to Colonel of the Kronoberg regiment 1706, but was captured at Perovolochna and held prisoner until 1722. He was a Lieutenant-General of of the infantry in 1722. He was made a Baron in 1727, and named the County Governor of Malmö and Commandant of Skåne Province in 1727. He fought in 13 battles, and was never wounded. He spoke 8 languages: Swedish, Latin, German, Estonian, Polish, Russian, French and Dutch."

July 26, 1737 in Malmö, Skåne, Sweden.

He is buried at Caroli Church in Malmö, Skåne, Sweden.

Johan Cronman (1662-1737) was the eighth great-granduncle of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on February 14, 2008.


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  • Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
  • Added: 14 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24624264
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johan Cronman (2 Feb 1662–26 Jul 1737), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24624264, citing Caroli kyrke, Malmö, Malmö kommun, Skåne län, Sweden ; Maintained by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (contributor 46580804) .