Ernst Linder

Ernst Linder (* April 25, 1868 Pohja, Finland, † September 14, 1943 in Stockholm) was a Swedish general and dressage riders.


Ernst Linder's father was the politician and journalist Christoffer Alexander Ernst Linder, but already died a few weeks after his birth. Linder earned his matriculation examination in 1887 and studied from 1888 to 1889 at the Swedish Military Academy Karlberg and in 1900-1902 at the Swedish Military Academy. From 1887 to 1918 he served as an officer in the Swedish army, and from 1918 to 1920 in the Finnish Army, where he befriended, among others, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim. During the Finnish Civil War he was in command with which he won the Battle of Tampere side of Mannerheim on 6 April 1918 on the Satakunta unit. Thereafter, he was appointed Major-General, and subsequently served in the cavalry, but resigned in 1919 from active military service in the Finnish army.

Lindner won at the Olympic Games in 1924 at the age of 56 years on Piccolomini the gold medal in dressage.

1927 became a member of the Royal Swedish Military Academy. Furthermore, there was some time head of the Swedish Jockeyklubben and the board of the Swedish company AB Aero Transport operates. In 1938 he was promoted to lieutenant general in 1940 and appointed as General of Cavalry. In the Soviet-Finnish Winter War, the then 71 -year-old Linder led to 6 January 1940 as commander of the Swedish volunteer corps whose units.