Wrangel married Anna Margareta von Haugwitz+ (died 20 March 1673),Asmus (2003), p.196 who bore him eleven children, six of whom died very young.Asmus (2003), p.197 The five children who reached adulthood were
*Carl Philipp Wrangel (died 13 April 1668 in London+)
*Margareta Juliana Wrangel (born 4 November 1642 during the siege of Leipzig+, married to Nils Brahe the Younger, nephew of Per Brahe the Younger+, on 21 December 1660)
*Polidora Christiana Wrangel (born 6 November 1655 in Spyker, married to Leonard Johan Wittenberg, son of Arvid Wittenberg+, in the summer of 1673)
*Eleonora Sophia Wrangel (born 31 August 1651 in Wolgast+, married to Ernst Ludwig Freiherr von Putbus on 7 April 1678)Asmus (2003), p.201
*Augusta Aurora Wrangel (born 15 January 1658 in just conquered Frederiksodde+, died unmarried and without issue on 27 January 1699)Asmus (2003), p.221
At the age of twenty, Carl Gustaf Wrangel distinguished himself as a cavalry captain in the Thirty Years' War+. Three years later he was colonel, and in 1638 major-general, still serving in Germany. In 1644, during the Torstenson War+, he commanded a fleet at sea, which defeated the Danes+ at Fehmarn+ on 23 October.
Already before Christina's abdication, Wrangel became a close friend and trusted advisor of her successor, Charles X Gustav of Sweden+. Wrangel and Charles X Gustav had first met two weeks before the Battle of Leipzig (1642)+, and when Wrangel's oldest daughter was born during the siege, Charles X Gustav became her godparent. Charles X Gustav created Wrangel freiherr+ of Ludenhof, and Lord High Admiral+ on 11 December 1657 - a special favour for Charles X Gustav left most of Sweden's highest offices vacant.
When Charles X Gustav died at the end of the war, Wrangel participated in organizing the obsequies and composed the melody to a lament+.Asmus&Tenhaef (2006), pp.83-84 Also in 1660, Wrangel became chancellor of the University of Greifswald+, after he had been made supreme judge in the Uppland+ province two years earlier.
The hardships and injuries Wrangel suffered during his multiple campaigns, combined with unhealthy eating habits, led to Wrangel suffering from several acute and chronic illnesses for most of his life, most notably gout+ and gallstone+. He was treated at several health resorts, including Spa+ in August 1651, Langenschwalbach+ in July 1662 and Pyrmont+ in the summer of 1668, yet without ever completely recovering. In 1674, he broke down "like dead" from two strikes of hypervolemia+, and his chronic diseases made it nearly impossible for him to fulfill the tasks of commanding the Swedish forces in the Scanian War+.
Shortly afterwards, on 25 June (OS)+ or 5 July (NS)+ 1676, Wrangel died in his Spyker Castle+ on Rügen+, Swedish Pomerania+ (also spelled Spycker, now part of the Glowe+ municipality). His body was transferred to Stralsund+ and remained there throughout the siege of 1678+. After the battle, Stralsund fell in Danish and Brandenburgian hands, but the Danish king and the Brandenburgian elector upon requests of Wrangel's heirs permitted the body to be transferred to Stockholm+, which happened in July 1680. On 1 December 1680, he was buried in the Wrangel family+'s crypt in Skokloster+.Asmus (2003), p.202 His preserved written legacy is archived in the Gamla Riksarkivet+ (Great Imperial Archive), Stockholm+.Wartenberg (2008), p.213
Wrangel built the Gripenberg+ palace in Säby, and palaces in Bremervörde, Skokloster+, Spyker, Stralsund+, Wrangelsburg.Asmus (2003), p.198 Wrangelsburg bears his name, it was renamed by him from "''Vorwerk''" on 19 September 1653. His favourite, and grandest, castle was Skokloster Castle+ in Uppland which he created substantial collections of art and expensive weapons and exotic items.
Carl Gustaf Wrangel+ Carl Gustaf Wrangel (also Carl Gustav Wrangel; 23 December 1613 – 5 July 1676) was a high-ranking Swedish noble, statesman and military commander in the Thirty Years', Torstenson, Bremen, Second Northern and Scanian Wars.