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Axel Oxenstierna

1583 - 1654

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Axel Gustafsson Oxenstierna of 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 307,034 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Axel Oxenstierna is the 1,646th most popular politician (up from 1,672nd in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 72nd 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 1,646 out of 15,577Before him are Celâl Bayar, Libius Severus, Crazy Horse, Pharamond, Ptolemy IX Lathyros, and Empress Lü. After him are Josef Kramer, Šuppiluliuma I, Shinzō Abe, Soong Mei-ling, Mago Barca, and Uzun Hasan.

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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, Jacob De la Gardie, Pieter Lastman, Christian II, Elector of Saxony, Orlando Gibbons, Jan Porcellis, and Hayashi Razan. Among people deceased in 1654, Axel Oxenstierna ranks 1After him are Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, Carel Fabritius, Emperor Go-Kōmyō, Alessandro Algardi, Paulus Potter, Johannes Valentinus Andreae, Peter Claver, Samuel Scheidt, İslâm III Giray, Jacques Lemercier, and Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler.

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Among people born in Sweden, Axel Oxenstierna ranks 69 out of 1,612Before him are Gunnar Myrdal (1898), Folke Bernadotte (1895), Anders Jonas Ångström (1814), Carl Larsson (1853), Keke Rosberg (1948), and Eric IX of Sweden (1120). After him are Ronnie Peterson (1944), Marie Fredriksson (1958), Sven Hedin (1865), Arne Tiselius (1902), Olof Skötkonung (980), and Louise of Sweden (1851).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Axel Oxenstierna ranks 21Before him are Gustav III of Sweden (1746), Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688), Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), Eric XIV of Sweden (1533), and Charles XV of Sweden (1826). After him are Olof Skötkonung (980), Eric the Victorious (945), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), and Ermanaric (400).