Erik (Jönsson) Dahlbergh

Erik (Jönsson) Dahlbergh (1625 - 1703)

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Erik Dahlbergh formerly Jönsson
Born in Gråmunkegränd, Stockholm (AB), Swedenmap
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Husband of — married in Stjärnholm, Södermanland, Swedenmap
Died in Stockholm, Swedenmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Feb 2016
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Preceded by
Robert Lichton
Landshövding Jönköpings län
Succeeded by
Nils Gyllenstierna
Preceded by
Henrik Horn
Generalguvernör Bremen-Verden
Succeeded by
Jürgen Mellin
Preceded by
Johan Hastfer
Generalguvernör Livland
Succeeded by
Karl Gustaf Hansson von Frolich


Erik Jönsson Dahlbergh was born as a commoner, albeit in an educated family. His father, Jöns Eriksson (sometimes using the name Dalberg) was a chief accountant for the county of Västmanland and Dalarna. His mother, Dordi Mattsdotter, was from an old clerical family.

Erik Dahlbergh served under three kings of Sweden, Karl X Gustav, Karl XI and Karl XII. He was primarily an engineer officer, specialized in fortification and logistics. He also participated in many battles.

Due to his competence, diligence and reliability he was ennobled and introduced in the House of Nobility in 1660 He was promoted in rank in 1687 and in 1693 he was promoted again, to the rank of Count.

Erik Dahlberg was married to Maria Eleonora Drakenhielm in 1666 and had eight children in his marriage. One son was stillborn, one son and one daughter died in childhood. Two sons and a daughter died young and unmarried. The two eldest daughters married well and had many children. They both survived their father.

The last years of his long and faithful service, Erik Dahlberg was Governor-general in Livonia. He was seventy-six years old and not in the best of health when he was finally granted leave in April 1702. He died in his home in Stockholm less than a year later.


  • Greve Erik Dahlbergh : kungligt råd, fältmarskalk och generalguvernör Inga von Corswant-Naumburg. - 2008. - ISBN: 91-86091-00-X
  • Erik J Dahlbergh, Svenskt biografiskt lexikon (art av Ernst Ericsson.), hämtad 2018-04-06.

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