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Gustaf V of Sweden

1858 - 1950

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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 and the third-longest rule, 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 789,242 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Gustaf V of Sweden is the 626th most popular politician (down from 478th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 24th in 2019) and the 10th 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.

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Among politicians, Gustaf V of Sweden ranks 626 out of 15,577Before him are Chandragupta Maurya, Catiline, Nurhaci, Elena Ceaușescu, George I of Greece, and Umar II. After him are Sennacherib, Sargon II, Sviatoslav I of Kiev, Grigory Potemkin, Licinius, and Hideki Tojo.

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Among people born in 1858, Gustaf V of Sweden ranks 9Before him are Giacomo Puccini, Selma Lagerlöf, Theodore Roosevelt, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Rudolf Diesel, and Georg Simmel. After him are Omar Mukhtar, Emmeline Pankhurst, Giuseppe Peano, Christiaan Eijkman, Charles de Foucauld, and Franz Boas. Among people deceased in 1950, Gustaf V of Sweden ranks 4Before him are George Orwell, George Bernard Shaw, and Joseph Schumpeter. After him are Vaslav Nijinsky, Johannes V. Jensen, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Albert Lebrun, Léon Blum, Marcel Mauss, Willis Carrier, and Vallabhbhai Patel.

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Among people born in Sweden, Gustaf V of Sweden ranks 27 out of 1,612Before him are Bridget of Sweden (1303), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Gustav I of Sweden (1496), Dag Hammarskjöld (1905), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), and Oscar II of Sweden (1829). After him are Emanuel Swedenborg (1688), Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1622), Dieterich Buxtehude (1637), John III of Sweden (1537), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), and Björn Ulvaeus (1945).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Gustaf V of Sweden ranks 10Before him are Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), and Oscar II of Sweden (1829). After him are John III of Sweden (1537), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), Charles XI of Sweden (1655), Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), Gustav III of Sweden (1746), and Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778).