Axel Oxenstierna

1583 - 1654

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Axel Gustafsson Oxenstierna af Södermöre (Swedish: [ˈǎksɛl ˈʊ̂ksɛnˌɧæːɳa] (listen); 1583–1654), Count of Södermöre, was a Swedish statesman. 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, of whom he was at first regent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Axel Oxenstierna has received more than 257,650 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Axel Oxenstierna is the 1,674th most popular politician (down from 1,607th in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from Sweden (up from 75th in 2019) and the 21st 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 1,674 out of 15,710Before him are Dzhokhar Dudayev, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Egon Krenz, Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator, Carlos I of Portugal, and Abu Ayyub al-Ansari. After him are Pleistarchus, Tarja Halonen, Kenan Evren, Mohammed V of Morocco, Emperor Suizei, and Mátyás Rákosi.

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Among people born in 1583, Axel Oxenstierna ranks 5Before him are Hugo Grotius, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Girolamo Frescobaldi, and Sasaki Kojirō. After him are Jacob De la Gardie, Pieter Lastman, Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Christian II, Elector of Saxony, Orlando Gibbons, Hayashi Razan, and Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury. Among people deceased in 1654, Axel Oxenstierna ranks 2Before him is Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans. After him are Carel Fabritius, Alessandro Algardi, Paulus Potter, Emperor Go-Kōmyō, Johannes Valentinus Andreae, Samuel Scheidt, Peter Claver, İslâm III Giray, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, and Jacques Lemercier.

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Among people born in Sweden, Axel Oxenstierna ranks 72 out of 1,296Before him are Hilma af Klint (1862), Louise of Sweden (1851), Olof Skötkonung (980), Sven Hedin (1865), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), and Bibi Andersson (1935). After him are Theodor Svedberg (1884), Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), Gustaf Dalén (1869), Eyvind Johnson (1900), and Marie Taglioni (1804).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Axel Oxenstierna ranks 21Before him are John III of Sweden (1537), Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688), Charles XV of Sweden (1826), Charles XI of Sweden (1655), Eric XIV of Sweden (1533), and Olof Skötkonung (980). After him are Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Eric the Victorious (945), Ermanaric (400), Anund Jacob (1008), and Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937).