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Pompes Grav (Pompe the Dog’s Grave)

Although dogs are beloved animals all over the world and across all social standings, it’s rather unusual is to bury your four-legged friend in a marked grave next to your royal palace. Yet this is exactly what happened with Pompe, the Swedish king’s favorite dog.

King Charles XII, who ruled Sweden from 1697 to 1718, loved dogs and is known for having many of them. But his favorite was a pup named Pompe, named in reference to the lost Roman city of Pompeii. Oddly enough, there were actually three Pompes in total, as the king would get a new dog and name it the same after the previous one died. But the first Pompe was the most beloved.


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