Louis Gerard De Geer

Swedish 19th century prime minister (1818-1896)

Baron Louis Gerard De Geer of Finspång, born 18 July 1818, dead 24 September 1896, was a Swedish statesman and writer. Between 1876 and 1880, he was the first Prime Minister of Sweden[1]

Louis Gerard De Geer
1st Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
20 March 1876 – 19 April 1880
(4 years, 30 days)
MonarchOscar II
Preceded byPost established
Succeeded byArvid Posse
Personal details
Born(1818-07-18)18 July 1818
Finspång, Östergötland, Sweden
Died24 September 1896(1896-09-24) (aged 78)
Hanaskog, Skåne, Sweden
Political partyIndependent liberal


  1. "Sweden" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Office established
Prime Minister of Sweden
20 March 1876–19 April 1880
Succeeded by
Arvid Posse
Preceded by
Anders Magnus Strinnholm
Swedish Academy,
Seat No.17

Succeeded by
Pehr Jacob von Ehrenheim