Hjalmar Branting

Prime Minister of Sweden (1860-1925)

Karl Hjalmar Branting (23 November 1860 – 24 February 1925) was a Swedish politician. He was the leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party (1907–1925), and Prime Minister during three separate periods (1920, 1921–1923, and 1924–1925). When Branting came to power in 1920, he was the first Social Democratic Prime Minister of Sweden. When he took office for a second term after the general election of 1921, he became the first socialist politician in Europe to do so following elections with universal suffrage. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1921 with Christian Lous Lange.

Hjalmar Branting
16th Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
10 March 1920 – 27 October 1920
(231 days)
MonarchGustaf V
Preceded byNils Edén
Succeeded byGerhard Louis De Geer
In office
13 October 1921 – 19 April 1923
(1 year, 188 days)
MonarchGustaf V
Preceded byOscar von Sydow
Succeeded byErnst Trygger
In office
18 October 1924 – 24 January 1925
(98 days)
MonarchGustaf V
Preceded byErnst Trygger
Succeeded byRickard Sandler
Personal details
Born(1860-11-23)23 November 1860
Died24 February 1925(1925-02-24) (aged 64)
Political partySocial Democrats
Spouse(s)Anna Branting (née Jäderin)

He was also minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs.

Branting was born on November 23, 1860 in Stockholm, Sweden.[1] He studied at the University of Uppsala. He was married to Anna Branting. Branting died on February 24, 1925 in Stockholm, Sweden from unknown causes, aged 64.

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  1. Robertson, J. M. (2003). History of Freethought in the Nineteenth Century, Part 2. Kessinger Publishing. p. 487. ISBN 0-7661-3955-7.

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