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Oscar II of Sweden

1829 - 1907

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Oscar II (Oscar Fredrik; 21 January 1829 – 8 December 1907) was King of Sweden from 1872 until his death in 1907 and King of Norway from 1872 to 1905. Oscar was the son of King Oscar I and Queen Josephine. He inherited the Swedish and Norwegian thrones when his brother died in 1872. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar II of Sweden has received more than 1,073,425 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Oscar II of Sweden is the 588th most popular politician (down from 560th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 27th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Swedish Politician.

Oscar II of Sweden is most famous for being the king of Sweden from 1872-1907. He was the son of Oscar I and Josephine of Leuchtenberg.

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Among politicians, Oscar II of Sweden ranks 588 out of 15,577Before him are Mobutu Sese Seko, Umberto II of Italy, Jadwiga of Poland, Anne, Queen of Great Britain, Manuel I Komnenos, and Herbert Hoover. After him are Frederick William IV of Prussia, Epaminondas, Shah Jahan, Khosrow I, Valens, and Darius II.

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Among people born in 1829, Oscar II of Sweden ranks 1After him are Geronimo, Levi Strauss, August Kekulé, Anton Rubinstein, Chester A. Arthur, John Everett Millais, Asaph Hall, Auguste Beernaert, Philip Sclater, Theodor Billroth, and Alfred Brehm. Among people deceased in 1907, Oscar II of Sweden ranks 5Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev, Edvard Grieg, Sully Prudhomme, and Klara Hitler. After him are Henri Moissan, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Hector Malot, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Alfred Jarry, Robert I, Duke of Parma, and Asaph Hall.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Oscar II of Sweden ranks 26 out of 1,612Before him are Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Bridget of Sweden (1303), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Gustav I of Sweden (1496), Dag Hammarskjöld (1905), and Agnetha Fältskog (1950). After him are Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), Emanuel Swedenborg (1688), Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1622), Dieterich Buxtehude (1637), John III of Sweden (1537), and Charles IX of Sweden (1550).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Oscar II of Sweden ranks 9Before 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), and Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882). After him are Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), John III of Sweden (1537), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), Charles XI of Sweden (1655), Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), and Gustav III of Sweden (1746).