Carl Erik Mannerheim

Carl Erik Mannerheim (14 December 1759 – 15 January 1837) was a Swedish–Finnish soldier, statesman and member of the Senate of Finland as its first Vice Chairman of the Economic Division, an office corresponding to that of the modern Prime Minister.[1][2]

Carl Erik Mannerheim
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Born(1759-12-14)14 December 1759
Died15 January 1837(1837-01-15) (aged 77)
TitleVice Chairman of the Economic Division of the Senate of Finland
SuccessorSamuel Fredrik von Born (acting)
SpouseVendla Sofia von Willebrand
ChildrenCount Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
Parent(s)Johan Augustin Mannerheim
Helene Maria Söderhjälm
RelativesBaron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim


Carl Erik Mannerheim was born in Säter the third and youngest son of the Artillery Colonel and the Gothenburg Commandant, Johan Augustin Mannerheim (1706–1778)[3][4] and his second spouse, Helene Maria Söderhjälm (1722–1793).[3] His eldest brother was the prominent Swedish administrator Lars Augustin Mannerheim (1749–1835)[3] and the middle brother Gustaf Johan Mannerheim (1754–1826)[3] was the most significant ancestor of the Swedish branch of the Mannerheim family.

Mannerheim studied at Uppsala University, which he left to pursue his military career. He joined the Anjala conspiracy against the King of Sweden, Gustav III. As a result, he was sentenced to death, however, he was pardoned. He left the army in 1795.[1][2] In 1796 he married Vendla Sofia von Willebrand [fi], daughter of Ernst Gustaf von Willebrand [fi], a wealthy general and governor of Turku and Pori Province 1790–1806.[2]

In 1809 Mannerheim became a member of the Diet of Porvoo and took part in the creation of Grand Duchy's institutions.[5] He was the main figure in the Finnish delegation sent to the Russian Emperor that discussed Finland's future within the tsar's realm.[2]

He became the first Vice Chairman of the Economic Division of the Senate of Finland in 1822 and served until 1826.[1][2]

He was a great grandfather of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.



  1. ^ a b c "Suku ja perhe". Mannerheim. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e Tyynilä, Markku (12 October 2006). "Mannerheim, Carl Erik (1759 - 1837)". Kansallisbiografia. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d Johan Augustin Mannerheim Archived 2020-06-29 at the Wayback Machine (in Swedish)
  4. ^ Muotokuva; Johan Augustin Mannerheim; (1706-1778) (in Finnish)
  5. ^ "Arkistolaitos - 1809". Retrieved 2019-11-05.