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Ernst Linder

Medal record
Men’s Equestrian
Competitor for 22x20px Sweden
Olympic Games
Gold 1924 Paris Individual dressage

Ernst Linder (April 25, 1868 Pohja – April 14, 1943) was a Swedish general of Finnish descent who served in the Swedish army from 1887 to 1918, after which be participated in the Finnish Civil War as the commander of the Satakunta army group, whose responsibility stretched from Finland's western coast adjoining the Gulf of Bothnia to Näsijärvi.[1] Linder was a friend and a brother-in-law of the White Commander, Marshal C.G.E. Mannerheim.

Linder was promoted into the rank of Major General on April 13, 1918, Lieutenant General in 1938, and General of Cavalry in 1940.

In the Winter War, the 71-year-old Linder led the Swedish Volunteer Corps from January 6 to February 27, 1940, after which he functioned as a commander of the Salla area.

In addition to his military career, Linder was an accomplished horse rider who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics, where he and his horse Piccolomino won the gold medal in the individual dressage.

Linder is buried at Norra begravningsplatsen in Stockholm.


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