Per Brahe the Younger

1602 - 1680

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Count Per Brahe the Younger (18 February 1602 – 12 September 1680) was a Swedish soldier, statesman, and author. He served as Privy Councillor from 1630, Lord High Steward from 1640, as well as Governor-General of Finland in 1637–1640 and 1648–1654. Brahe fought in Prussia during the Polish War (1626–1629) and in Germany in 1630. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Per Brahe the Younger has received more than 97,186 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Per Brahe the Younger is the 6,259th most popular politician (down from 6,125th in 2019), the 253rd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 249th in 2019) and the 75th most popular Swedish Politician.

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Among politicians, Per Brahe the Younger ranks 6,259 out of 19,576Before him are Xiao Yi of Shang, William H. Seward, Chen Cheng, Rinchinbal Khan, Egon Bahr, and Charles the Child. After him are Aq Sunqur al-Hajib, Manuel I of Trebizond, Keizō Obuchi, Muhammad IV of Morocco, Chen Yi, and Otto Abetz.

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Among people born in 1602, Per Brahe the Younger ranks 9Before him are Athanasius Kircher, Elisabeth of France, Francesco Cavalli, Philippe de Champaigne, Gilles de Roberval, and Salomon van Ruysdael. After him are Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Zhu Yujian, William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, Countess Amalie Elisabeth of Hanau-Münzenberg, and Eleonore Dorothea of Anhalt-Dessau. Among people deceased in 1680, Per Brahe the Younger ranks 21Before him are Tokugawa Ietsuna, La Voisin, John George II, Elector of Saxony, Ivan Sirko, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, and Thomas Bartholin. After him are Li Yu, Peter Lely, Princess Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg, Joachim Neander, Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, and Kateri Tekakwitha.

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Among people born in Sweden, Per Brahe the Younger ranks 253 out of 1,879Before him are Johan Vilhelm Snellman (1806), Anna of Sweden (1545), Gunnar Björnstrand (1909), Jan Guillou (1944), Johannes Magnus (1488), and Yngwie Malmsteen (1963). After him are Gunnel Lindblom (1931), Ludvig Nobel (1831), Agne Simonsson (1935), Elizabeth Stride (1843), Göran Persson (1949), and Stig Anderson (1931).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Per Brahe the Younger ranks 75Before him are Carl Johan Bernadotte (1916), Canute II of Sweden (1200), Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken (1616), Lennart Bernadotte (1909), Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland (1889), and Anna of Sweden (1545). After him are Göran Persson (1949), Blot-Sweyn (1001), Johann Patkul (1660), Carl Adolph Agardh (1785), Börje Salming (1951), and Thorbjörn Fälldin (1926).