Axel Oxenstierna

1583 - 1654

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Axel Gustafsson Oxenstierna (Swedish: [ˈǎksɛl ˈʊ̂ksɛnˌɧæːɳa] ; 1583–1654) was a Swedish statesman and Count of Södermöre. He became a member of the Swedish Privy Council in 1609 and served as Lord High Chancellor of Sweden from 1612 until his death. He was a confidant of King Gustavus Adolphus and then Queen Christina, for whom he was at first regent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Axel Oxenstierna has received more than 356,309 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Axel Oxenstierna is the 2,004th most popular politician (down from 1,623rd in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 68th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Swedish Politician.

Axel Oxenstierna was a Swedish statesman who served as Chancellor of Sweden from 1612 to 1654. He is most famous for his role in the Thirty Years' War, when he led Sweden's delegation at the Peace of Westphalia.

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Among politicians, Axel Oxenstierna ranks 2,004 out of 19,576Before him are Francis II of the Two Sicilies, William II of Sicily, Khaba, Stamford Raffles, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, and Najm ad-Din Ayyub. After him are Al-Hakam II, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Nikolai Podgorny, Andrew I of Hungary, Agesilaus II, and Jayavarman VII.

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Among people born in 1583, Axel Oxenstierna ranks 5Before him are Hugo Grotius, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Sasaki Kojirō, and Girolamo Frescobaldi. After him are Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Pieter Lastman, Jacob De la Gardie, Christian II, Elector of Saxony, Hayashi Razan, Orlando Gibbons, and Jan Porcellis. Among people deceased in 1654, Axel Oxenstierna ranks 2Before him is Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans. After him are Alessandro Algardi, Carel Fabritius, Emperor Go-Kōmyō, Paulus Potter, Johannes Valentinus Andreae, Peter Claver, İslâm III Giray, Samuel Scheidt, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, and Jacques Lemercier.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Axel Oxenstierna ranks 83 out of 1,879Before him are Eric IX of Sweden (1120), Olof Skötkonung (980), Eric the Victorious (945), Marie Taglioni (1804), Harry Martinson (1904), and Hugo Theorell (1903). After him are Kai Siegbahn (1918), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Kurt Hamrin (1934), Birger Jarl (1210), Stieg Larsson (1954), and Jenny Lind (1820).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Axel Oxenstierna ranks 24Before him are Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), Eric XIV of Sweden (1533), Gustav III of Sweden (1746), Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), Olof Skötkonung (980), and Eric the Victorious (945). After him are Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Birger Jarl (1210), Ermanaric (400), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler (1934), and Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943).