Gustaf V of Sweden

1858 - 1950

Photo of Gustaf V of Sweden

Icon of person Gustaf V of Sweden

Gustaf V (Oscar Gustaf Adolf; 16 June 1858 – 29 October 1950) was King of Sweden from 8 December 1907 until his death in 1950. He was the eldest son of King Oscar II of Sweden and Sophia of Nassau, a half-sister of Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Reigning from the death of his father Oscar II in 1907 to his own death nearly 43 years later, he holds the record of being the oldest monarch of Sweden with the third-longest reign after Magnus IV (1319–1364) and Carl XVI Gustaf (1973–present). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustaf V of Sweden has received more than 882,630 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Gustaf V of Sweden is the 361st most popular politician (up from 619th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 27th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Swedish Politician.

Gustaf V was King of Sweden from 1907 to 1950. He was born in 1858 and died in 1950. He was most famous for his reign as King of Sweden.

Memorability Metrics

  • 880k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 75.14

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 63

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.08

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Gustaf V of Swedens by language

Over the past year Gustaf V of Sweden has had the most page views in the with 146,523 views, followed by English (78,307), and German (43,121). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Marathi (87.75%), Ido (70.39%), and Egyptian Arabic (63.22%)


Among politicians, Gustaf V of Sweden ranks 361 out of 19,576Before him are Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, Galba, Julian, Charles IX of France, Alcibiades, and Sigismund III Vasa. After him are Henry V of England, Sergio Mattarella, Kangxi Emperor, Erich Honecker, Khafra, and Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1858, Gustaf V of Sweden ranks 7Before him are Max Planck, Émile Durkheim, Giacomo Puccini, Selma Lagerlöf, Theodore Roosevelt, and Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria. After him are Rudolf Diesel, Georg Simmel, Omar Mukhtar, Emmeline Pankhurst, Giuseppe Peano, and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. Among people deceased in 1950, Gustaf V of Sweden ranks 3Before him are George Orwell, and George Bernard Shaw. After him are Joseph Schumpeter, Johannes V. Jensen, Vaslav Nijinsky, Albert Lebrun, Heinrich Mann, Willis Carrier, Marcel Mauss, Norman Haworth, and Vallabhbhai Patel.

Others Born in 1858

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1950

Go to all Rankings

In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Gustaf V of Sweden ranks 16 out of 1,879Before him are August Strindberg (1849), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Ingvar Kamprad (1926), Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779), and Sigismund III Vasa (1566). After him are Svante Arrhenius (1859), Olof Palme (1927), Ingrid Bergman (1915), Greta Garbo (1905), Gustav I of Sweden (1496), and Bridget of Sweden (1303).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Gustaf V of Sweden ranks 6Before him are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), and Sigismund III Vasa (1566). After him are Olof Palme (1927), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), and John III of Sweden (1537).