Herman Wrangel was born in Livonia. He came to Sweden around 1608. In 1612, he participated in the Kalmar War against Denmark. In 1619, Wrangel was commander of Älvsborg fortress. He was appointed Field Marshal in 1621, Privy Councillor in 1630, and Governor General of Swedish Livonia in 1643.
Wrangel was married three times. In 1636, he married Amalia Magdalena, daughter of Johann VII, Count of Nassau-Siegen. He was the father of statesman and military commander Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613–1676).
- Wrangel, 1. Herman, "Nordisk familjebok" (2nd edition, 1921)
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