List of living Prime Ministers of Sweden

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This is the list of all of the former or current Prime Ministers of Sweden alive during each Ministry, from the appointment of Louis De Geer as the first Prime Minister.


Start Date End Date Start Event End Event # alive Prime Ministers
March 20, 1876 April 19, 1880 Ascension of Louis De Geer, Sr. Ascension of Arvid Posse 1 Louis De Geer, Sr.
April 19, 1880 June 13, 1883 Ascension of Arvid Posse Ascension of Carl Johan Thyselius 2 Louis De Geer, Sr.
Arvid Posse
June 13, 1883 May 16, 1884 Ascension of Carl Johan Thyselius Ascension of Robert Themptander 3 Louis De Geer, Sr.
Arvid Posse
Carl Johan Thyselius
May 16, 1884 February 6, 1888 Ascension of Robert Themptander Ascension of Gillis Bildt 4 Louis De Geer, Sr.
Arvid Posse
Carl Johan Thyselius
Robert Themptander
February 6, 1888 October 12, 1889 Ascension of Gillis Bildt Ascension of Gustaf Åkerhielm 5 Louis De Geer, Sr.
Arvid Posse
Carl Johan Thyselius
Robert Themptander
Gillis Bildt
October 12, 1889 January 11, 1891 Ascension of Gustaf Åkerhielm Death of Carl Johan Thyselius 6 Louis De Geer, Sr.
Arvid Posse
Carl Johan Thyselius
Robert Themptander
Gillis Bildt
Gustaf Åkerhielm
January 11, 1891 July 10, 1891 Death of Carl Johan Thyselius Ascension of Erik Gustaf Boström 5 Louis De Geer, Sr.
Arvid Posse
Robert Themptander
Gillis Bildt
Gustaf Åkerhielm
July 10, 1891 October 22, 1894 Ascension of Erik Gustaf Boström Death of Gillis Bildt 6 Louis De Geer, Sr.
Arvid Posse
Robert Themptander
Gillis Bildt
Gustaf Åkerhielm
Erik Gustaf Boström
October 22, 1894 September 24, 1896 Death of Gillis Bildt Death of Louis De Geer, Sr. 5 Louis De Geer, Sr.
Arvid Posse
Robert Themptander
Gustaf Åkerhielm
Erik Gustaf Boström
September 24, 1896 January 30, 1897 Death of Louis De Geer, Sr. Death of Robert Themptander 4 Arvid Posse
Robert Themptander
Gustaf Åkerhielm
Erik Gustaf Boström
January 30, 1897 April 2, 1900 Death of Robert Themptander Death of Gustaf Åkerhielm 3 Arvid Posse
Gustaf Åkerhielm
Erik Gustaf Boström
April 2, 1900 September 12, 1900 Death of Gustaf Åkerhielm Ascension of Fredrik von Otter 2 Arvid Posse
Erik Gustaf Boström
September 12, 1900 April 24, 1901 Ascension of Fredrik von Otter Death of Arvid Posse 3 Arvid Posse
Erik Gustaf Boström
Fredrik von Otter
April 24, 1901 April 13, 1905 Death of Arvid Posse Ascension of Johan Ramstedt 2 Erik Gustaf Boström
Fredrik von Otter
April 13, 1905 August 2, 1905 Ascension of Johan Ramstedt Ascension of Christian Lundeberg 3 Erik Gustaf Boström
Fredrik von Otter
Johan Ramstedt
August 2, 1905 November 7, 1905 Ascension of Christian Lundeberg Ascension of Karl Staaff 4 Erik Gustaf Boström
Fredrik von Otter
Johan Ramstedt
Christian Lundeberg
November 7, 1905 May 29, 1906 Ascension of Karl Staaff Ascension of Arvid Lindman 5 Erik Gustaf Boström
Fredrik von Otter
Johan Ramstedt
Christian Lundeberg
Karl Staaff
May 29, 1906 February 21, 1907 Ascension of Arvid Lindman Death of Erik Gustaf Boström 6 Erik Gustaf Boström
Fredrik von Otter
Johan Ramstedt
Christian Lundeberg
Karl Staaff
Arvid Lindman
February 21, 1907 March 9, 1910 Death of Erik Gustaf Boström Death of Fredrik von Otter 5 Fredrik von Otter
Johan Ramstedt
Christian Lundeberg
Karl Staaff
Arvid Lindman
March 9, 1910 November 10, 1911 Death of Fredrik von Otter Death of Christian Lundeberg 4 Johan Ramstedt
Christian Lundeberg
Karl Staaff
Arvid Lindman
November 10, 1911 February 17, 1914 Death of Christian Lundeberg Ascension of Hjalmar Hammarskjöld 3 Johan Ramstedt
Karl Staaff
Arvid Lindman
February 17, 1914 October 14, 1915 Ascension of Hjalmar Hammarskjöld Death of Karl Staaff 4 Johan Ramstedt
Karl Staaff
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
October 14, 1915 March 30, 1917 Death of Karl Staaff Ascension of Carl Swartz 3 Johan Ramstedt
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
March 30, 1917 October 19, 1917 Ascension of Carl Swartz Ascension of Nils Edén 4 Johan Ramstedt
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Carl Swartz
October 19, 1917 March 10, 1920 Ascension of Nils Edén Ascension of Hjalmar Branting 5 Johan Ramstedt
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Carl Swartz
Nils Edén
March 10, 1920 October 27, 1920 Ascension of Hjalmar Branting Ascension of Louis De Geer, Jr. 6 Johan Ramstedt
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Carl Swartz
Nils Edén
Hjalmar Branting
October 27, 1920 February 23, 1921 Ascension of Louis De Geer, Jr. Ascension of Oscar von Sydow 7 Johan Ramstedt
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Carl Swartz
Nils Edén
Hjalmar Branting
Louis De Geer, Jr.
February 23, 1921 April 19, 1923 Ascension of Oscar von Sydow Ascension of Ernst Trygger 8 Johan Ramstedt
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Carl Swartz
Nils Edén
Hjalmar Branting
Louis De Geer, Jr.
Oscar von Sydow
April 19, 1923 January 24, 1925 Ascension of Ernst Trygger Ascension of Rickard Sandler 9 Johan Ramstedt
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Carl Swartz
Nils Edén
Hjalmar Branting
Louis De Geer, Jr.
Oscar von Sydow
Ernst Trygger
January 24, 1925 February 24, 1925 Ascension of Rickard Sandler Death of Hjalmar Branting 10 Johan Ramstedt
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Carl Swartz
Nils Edén
Hjalmar Branting
Louis De Geer, Jr.
Oscar von Sydow
Ernst Trygger
Rickard Sandler
February 24, 1925 June 7, 1926 Death of Hjalmar Branting Ascension of Carl Gustaf Ekman 9 Johan Ramstedt
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Carl Swartz
Nils Edén
Louis De Geer, Jr.
Oscar von Sydow
Ernst Trygger
Rickard Sandler
June 7, 1926 November 6, 1926 Ascension of Carl Gustaf Ekman Death of Carl Swartz 10 Johan Ramstedt
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Carl Swartz
Nils Edén
Louis De Geer, Jr.
Oscar von Sydow
Ernst Trygger
Rickard Sandler
Carl Gustaf Ekman
November 6, 1926 August 6, 1932 Death of Carl Swartz Ascension of Felix Hamrin 9 Johan Ramstedt
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Nils Edén
Louis De Geer, Jr.
Oscar von Sydow
Ernst Trygger
Rickard Sandler
Carl Gustaf Ekman
August 6, 1932 September 24, 1932 Ascension of Felix Hamrin Ascension of Per Albin Hansson 10 Johan Ramstedt
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Nils Edén
Louis De Geer, Jr.
Oscar von Sydow
Ernst Trygger
Rickard Sandler
Carl Gustaf Ekman
Felix Hamrin
September 24, 1932 February 25, 1935 Ascension of Per Albin Hansson Death of Louis De Geer, Jr. 11 Johan Ramstedt
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Nils Edén
Louis De Geer, Jr.
Oscar von Sydow
Ernst Trygger
Rickard Sandler
Carl Gustaf Ekman
Felix Hamrin
Per Albin Hansson
February 25, 1935 March 15, 1935 Death of Louis De Geer, Jr. Death of Johan Ramstedt 10 Johan Ramstedt
Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Nils Edén
Oscar von Sydow
Ernst Trygger
Rickard Sandler
Carl Gustaf Ekman
Felix Hamrin
Per Albin Hansson
March 15, 1935 June 19, 1936 Death of Johan Ramstedt Ascension of Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp 9 Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Nils Edén
Oscar von Sydow
Ernst Trygger
Rickard Sandler
Carl Gustaf Ekman
Felix Hamrin
Per Albin Hansson
June 19, 1936 August 19, 1936 Ascension of Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp Death of Oscar von Sydow 10 Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Nils Edén
Oscar von Sydow
Ernst Trygger
Rickard Sandler
Carl Gustaf Ekman
Felix Hamrin
Per Albin Hansson
Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
August 19, 1936 December 9, 1936 Death of Oscar von Sydow Death of Arvid Lindman 9 Arvid Lindman
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Nils Edén
Ernst Trygger
Rickard Sandler
Carl Gustaf Ekman
Felix Hamrin
Per Albin Hansson
Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
December 9, 1936 November 27, 1937 Death of Arvid Lindman Death of Felix Hamrin 8 Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Nils Edén
Ernst Trygger
Rickard Sandler
Carl Gustaf Ekman
Felix Hamrin
Per Albin Hansson
Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
November 27, 1937 September 23, 1943 Death of Felix Hamrin Death of Ernst Trygger 7 Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Nils Edén
Ernst Trygger
Rickard Sandler
Carl Gustaf Ekman
Per Albin Hansson
Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
September 23, 1943 June 15, 1945 Death of Ernst Trygger Death of Carl Gustaf Ekman 6 Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Nils Edén
Rickard Sandler
Carl Gustaf Ekman
Per Albin Hansson
Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
June 15, 1945 June 16, 1945 Death of Carl Gustaf Ekman Death of Nils Edén 5 Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Nils Edén
Rickard Sandler
Per Albin Hansson
Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
June 16, 1945 October 6, 1946 Death of Nils Edén Death of Per Albin Hansson 4 Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Rickard Sandler
Per Albin Hansson
Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
October 6, 1946 October 11, 1946 Death of Per Albin Hansson Ascension of Tage Erlander 3 Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Rickard Sandler
Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
October 11, 1946 October 12, 1953 Ascension of Tage Erlander Death of Hjalmar Hammarskjöld 4 Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Rickard Sandler
Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
Tage Erlander
October 12, 1953 February 19, 1954 Death of Hjalmar Hammarskjöld Death of Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp 3 Rickard Sandler
Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
Tage Erlander
February 19, 1954 November 12, 1964 Death of Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp Death of Rickard Sandler 2 Rickard Sandler
Tage Erlander
November 12, 1964 October 14, 1969 Death of Rickard Sandler Ascension of Olof Palme 1 Tage Erlander
October 14, 1969 October 8, 1976 Ascension of Olof Palme Ascension of Thorbjörn Fälldin 2 Tage Erlander
Olof Palme
October 8, 1976 October 18, 1978 Ascension of Thorbjörn Fälldin Ascension of Ola Ullsten 3 Tage Erlander
Olof Palme
Thorbjörn Fälldin
October 18, 1978 June 21, 1985 Ascension of Ola Ullsten Death of Tage Erlander 4 Tage Erlander
Olof Palme
Thorbjörn Fälldin
Ola Ullsten
June 21, 1985 February 28, 1986 Death of Tage Erlander Death of Olof Palme 3 Olof Palme
Thorbjörn Fälldin
Ola Ullsten
February 28, 1986 March 1, 1986 Death of Olof Palme Ascension of Ingvar Carlsson 2 Thorbjörn Fälldin
Ola Ullsten
March 1, 1986 October 4, 1991 Ascension of Ingvar Carlsson Ascension of Carl Bildt 3 Thorbjörn Fälldin
Ola Ullsten
Ingvar Carlsson
October 4, 1991 March 22, 1996 Ascension of Carl Bildt Ascension of Göran Persson 4 Thorbjörn Fälldin
Ola Ullsten
Ingvar Carlsson
Carl Bildt
March 22, 1996 October 6, 2006 Ascension of Göran Persson Ascension of Fredrik Reinfeldt 5 Thorbjörn Fälldin
Ola Ullsten
Ingvar Carlsson
Carl Bildt
Göran Persson
October 6, 2006 Ascension of Fredrik Reinfeldt 6 Thorbjörn Fälldin
Ola Ullsten
Ingvar Carlsson
Carl Bildt
Göran Persson
Fredrik Reinfeldt
Start Date End Date Start Event End Event # alive Prime Ministers

Trivia[edit]

  • The only two Prime Ministers to have been the only living ones were Tage Erlander, to this day the longest sitting Prime Minister, and Louis De Geer, Sr., the first Prime Minister, also the one in office for the second longest period.
  • The largest number of Prime Ministers to have been alive at once was 11, starting with the first ascension of Per Albin Hansson in 1932, and ending with the death of Louis De Geer, Jr. in 1935.

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