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Cockburn's tomb in Turku cathedral.

Major general (generalfältvaktmästare) Samuel Cockburn (which he usually spelled Cobron) was a Scottish mercenary leader in the service of Sweden. He was born around 1574 in Scotland and died in December 1621 during a military campaign in Latvia. He was buried in 1622 in Turku cathedral.

Cockburn participated in Karl IX's and Gustav II Adolf's war in Russia and in the Baltic states, advancing to the rank of colonel. He was best known for his leadership of Finnish troops, notably in the capture of Novgorod on July 16, 1611. During one of these campaigns he built the fort Cobrun's mound outside Riga, which is bordered on the southern side by the river Düna. The fort saw much use during the period of the Swedish Golden Age. Some sources mention a certain Daniel Cobron as the founder, but this likely the result of a spelling error.) For his service the king awarded Cockburn 301 farms in western Finland.

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