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The New International Encyclopædia/Armfelt, Charles Gustavus

ARM'FELT, Charles Gustavus (1666-1736). A Swedish general, born in Ingermannland. After serving with distinction in the French armies he returned, in 1700, to his native country, and as commander of the Swedish troops in Finland fought valiantly against the Russians, whose superior strength, however, forced Armfelt to abandon the province in 1714. In 1718 he led a Swedish expedition into Norway, met with ill success, and on the retreat lost almost his entire army through starvation and disease. Subsequently he received his old post of Governor of Finland.