Herkunft und Bedeutung. Karl leitet sich vom althochdeutschen karal („Mann, Ehemann, Geliebter“) her wie auch das Wort Kerl.Dies geht seinerseits zurück auf urgermanisches *karlaz oder *karilaz („freier Mann; kleiner, junger Mann; alter Mann“, eigentlich eine Diminutivbildung zu *karaz „Mann“).
Gustav II also introduced a new regimental system, in which every province would be able to maintain one regiment of 3,264 men, divided in twelve companies of 272 men each. Four such regiments were to be active in mainland Sweden at all times (numbering 13,056 men), and another two regiments would be stationed in the eastern parts of the empire , giving Sweden a standing army of 19,584 men.
Life. Grand Duke Alexei Mikhailovich of Russia was born in Tiflis on 28 December 1875, the sixth son and last child of the seven children of Grand Duke Michael Nicolaievich of Russia and his wife Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna, born Princess Cecile of Baden.