Lennart Torstensson
Historical Figure
Nationality: Sweden
Date of Birth: 1603
Date of Death: 1651
Cause of Death: Natural
Occupation: Soldier, Field Marshal
Spouse: Beata De la Gardie
Children: Anders Torstensson (b. 1641)
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): 1632 - ?
Type of Appearance: Direct
Occupation: General of the United States of Europe Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Lennart Torstensson, Count of Ortala, Baron of Virestad (17 August 1603 – 7 April 1651), was a Swedish Field Marshal and military engineer. Torstensson was a famed understudy of Gustavus Adolphus, who in his early career primarily managed the king's artillery brigades.

Literary NoteEdit

Both "Torstensson" and "Torstenson" appear to be acceptable spellings. This wiki uses the first spelling as it is the spelling Eric Flint uses.

Lennart Torstensson in 1632Edit

Lennart Torstensson was Gustavus Adolphus's artillery commander. He played a critical role in securing victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld.

In April, 1632, on the eve of the Battle of Rain, Torstensson took possession of cannons provided by a delegation from the New United States. Torstensson was astonished by the quality of the guns, and was pleased at how they handled on the battlefield the next day.

Torstensson would later become commanding general of the USE Army. During 1634, Torstensson led his army in the decisive defeat of the French Army at the Battle of Ahrensbök.

In 1635, Torstensson led the First and Second Divisions of the USE Army into Brandenburg, and then into Poland. As of May 1636, he was still there, outside the city of Poznań.

He is the highest ranking military officer in the USE. He has a reputation of being one of the best Generals in Europe by many notable people including Marshall Turenne of France, Gustav II Adolf, and Prince Vladimir Gorchakov of the USSR.