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 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 42 years later, he holds the record of being the oldest monarch of Sweden and the third-longest rule, after Magnus IV and Carl XVI Gustaf. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustaf V of Sweden has received more than 715,580 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia. Gustaf V of Sweden is the 478th most popular politician (up from 532nd in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 26th in 2019) and the 9th 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 478 out of 15,710Before him are George I of Greece, Margaret I of Denmark, Yazid I, Constantine II of Greece, Igor of Kiev, and Emperor Gaozu of Han. After him are Louis VII of France, Şehzade Bayezid, Sergio Mattarella, Alexios I Komnenos, Stephen Báthory, and Louis VIII of France.

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Among people born in 1858, Gustaf V of Sweden ranks 9Before him are Giacomo Puccini, Selma Lagerlöf, Rudolf Diesel, Theodore Roosevelt, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, and Georg Simmel. After him are Emmeline Pankhurst, Franz Boas, Omar Mukhtar, Giuseppe Peano, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, and Christiaan Eijkman. 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, Heinrich Mann, Willis Carrier, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Johannes V. Jensen, Marcel Mauss, and Vallabhbhai Patel.

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Among people born in Sweden, Gustaf V of Sweden ranks 24 out of 1,296Before him are Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779), Max von Sydow (1929), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), and Svante Arrhenius (1859). After him are Dag Hammarskjöld (1905), Gustav I of Sweden (1496), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Dieterich Buxtehude (1637), Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1622), and Gustav III of Sweden (1746).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Gustaf V of Sweden ranks 9Before him are Olof Palme (1927), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), and Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946). After him are Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Gustav III of Sweden (1746), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), and John III of Sweden (1537).