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Olof Palme

1927 - 1986

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Sven Olof Joachim Palme (; Swedish: [ˈûːlɔf ˈpâlːmɛ] (listen); 30 January 1927 – 28 February 1986) was a Swedish politician and statesman who served as Prime Minister of Sweden from 1969 to 1976 and 1982 to 1986. Palme led the Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1969 until his assassination in 1986. A longtime protégé of Prime Minister Tage Erlander, he became Prime Minister of Sweden in 1969, heading a Privy Council Government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olof Palme has received more than 2,044,656 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Olof Palme is the 237th most popular politician (down from 236th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 10th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swedish Politician.

Olof Palme was a Swedish politician who served as Prime Minister of Sweden from 1969 to 1976 and again from 1982 until his assassination in 1986.

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Among politicians, Olof Palme ranks 237 out of 15,577Before him are Edward VI of England, Odoacer, Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Bormann, Konrad Adenauer, and Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Ashurbanipal, Puyi, Mars, Enver Hoxha, Emperor Meiji, and Georgy Zhukov.

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Among people born in 1927, Olof Palme ranks 4Before him are Pope Benedict XVI, Gabriel García Márquez, and Ferenc Puskás. After him are Roger Moore, Gina Lollobrigida, Günter Grass, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Sidney Poitier, Samuel P. Huntington, Peter Falk, and Vladimir Komarov. Among people deceased in 1986, Olof Palme ranks 4Before him are Simone de Beauvoir, Wallis Simpson, and Jorge Luis Borges. After him are Vyacheslav Molotov, Andrei Tarkovsky, Cary Grant, Frank Herbert, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Mircea Eliade, Tenzing Norgay, and Joseph Beuys.

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Among people born in Sweden, Olof Palme ranks 9 out of 1,612Before him are Tycho Brahe (1546), Anders Celsius (1701), Ingmar Bergman (1918), Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Astrid Lindgren (1907), and Selma Lagerlöf (1858). After him are Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Ingvar Kamprad (1926), Svante Arrhenius (1859), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), and Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Olof Palme ranks 2Before him are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594). After him are Charles XII of Sweden (1682), 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), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), John III of Sweden (1537), and Charles IX of Sweden (1550).