Carl Johan Thyselius
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|Carl Johan Thyselius|
|3rd Prime Minister of Sweden|
13 June 1883 – 16 May 1884
( 0 years, 338 days)
|Preceded by||Arvid Posse|
|Succeeded by||Robert Themptander|
8 June 1811|
|Died||11 January 1891
|Political party||Independent conservative|
|Alma mater||Uppsala University|
Carl Johan Thyselius (8 June 1811 – 11 January 1891) was a politician, state official (Swedish: ämbetsman), Justice Councillor (Swedish: justitieråd) 1856-60, "Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs" (comparable to Minister of Education, Swedish: ecklesiastikminister) 1860-63, Minister for Civil Affairs (responsible for trade, industry and ship transport; Swedish: civilminister) 1875-80, and served as Prime Minister from 1883 to 84.
Typical for his time, after an education in administration at Uppsala University, he combined a successful career in high level official positions with major political assignments. He was among other things, Justice Councillor to the Supreme Court (Supreme Court Justice) 1856-1860, Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs 1860-1863, president of the Kammarkollegium 1864-1875 and Minister for Civil Affairs 1875-1880. After Arvid Posse's resignation 1883 Thyselius reluctantly became Prime Minister on the request of Oscar II for one year. In that way, he was the first non-aristocrat to become Prime Minister of Sweden.
He died on 11 January 1891 in Stockholm.
Thyselius was Sweden's first prime minister not descended from the nobility. He was furthermore the oldest at that time, being 72 years old upon accession.
|Prime Minister of Sweden
13 June 1883–16 May 1884