He studied at the universities of Kiel, Edinburg, and Uppsala.
He served twice as the Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1838 to 1842, and from 1848 to 1856. During the German Campaign of 1813 and the French Campaign of 1814 he served in Crown Prince Charles" (Bernadotte) chancellery and attended the conferences at Trachenberg (now Zmigrod, Poland), and Frankfurt. He also attended the peace congress at Kiel, which resulted in the Treaty of Kiel, where Denmark would cede Norway to Sweden.
Starting in 1814 he served as the chargé d"affaires at The Hague and from 1818 to 1828 he was the Swedish envoy to London.
This article contains content from the Owl Edition of Nordisk familjebok, a Swedish encyclopedia published between 1904 and 1926, now in the public domain.