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A self-made investor of the 17th century – Gabriel Gyllenståhl

A self-made investor of the 17th century – Gabriel Gyllenståhl

This is the third chapter of the chronicle From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family Erik Alfort’s father-in-law Gabriel Gyllenståhl is one of the most interesting personalities of his time, and perhaps also a somewhat misunderstood person, as his childhood has recently been shown to have been very different from what had previously …
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A fish out of water – Captain Erik Alfort

A fish out of water – Captain Erik Alfort

This is the second chapter of the chronicle From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family Captain Erik Alfort is the earliest named member of the Swedish Alfort family and ancestor of every Alfort in Sweden. He had an interesting career in the navy where he contributed – directly or indirectly – to several historical moments such …
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The arrival of the Alfort family in Sweden

The arrival of the Alfort family in Sweden

This is the first chapter of the chronicle From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family The Alfort family came to Sweden in the middle of the 17th century when a master shipbuilder emigrated from England, but according to family tradition his ancestors were originally huguenot refugees fleeing religious persecution in France. Church registers and other archives of historical documents can …
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