Marcus Wallenberg Sr.

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Marcus Wallenberg, Sr.
Born Marcus Laurentius Wallenberg
(1864-03-05)5 March 1864
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 22 July 1943(1943-07-22) (aged 79)
Lovö, Stockholm County, Sweden
Resting place Malmvik, Ekerö Municipality
Nationality Swedish
Alma mater Uppsala University
Occupation Bank Manager, Board member of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1939-1943)
Spouse(s) Amalia Wallenberg (1890–1943)
Children Jacob Wallenberg (1892–1980)
Marcus Wallenberg (1899–1982)
Ebba Wallenberg (1896–1960)
Parent(s) André Oscar Wallenberg
Anna Eleonora Charlotta von Sydow
Awards Knight of Royal Order of the Seraphim

Marcus Laurentius Wallenberg, Sr. RoKKMO (5 March 1864 in Stockholm – 22 July 1943 on Malmvik in Lovö) was a Swedish banker.

Education and career[edit]

Marcus Wallenberg left his position as NCO in the Swedish Navy at the age of 18 to pursue a Candidate of Law degree at Uppsala University; he received the title of Circuit Judge 1892.[1] In the same year, Marcus’s older brother, Knut Agaton Wallenberg, served as CEO of Stockholms Enskilda Bank and induced Marcus to come work for him as vice president of the bank; an offer Marcus accepted. His older brother retired as CEO in the year of 1911 and Marcus replaced him as CEO. He served as CEO until the year of 1920. Marcus laid the very foundation of the bank for decades with his emphatic defense of his own banking policy and constant emphasis on the importance of family traditions.[2]


Marcus’s father, André Oscar Wallenberg, was the founder of Stockholms Enskilda Bank. His mother was Anna Wallenberg. Marcus’s married Gertrud Amalia Hagdahl on 19 August 1890. The couple had two sons and one daughter; Jacob, Marcus and Ebba.[3] Marcus raised both his sons in a systematic way to prepare them for a career in the family bank. A successful upbringing considering both sons served as CEO of the bank.

Marcus Wallenberg died at the age of 79 and is today buried in Wallenberg-Mausoleum in Malmvik, Ekerö Municipality.[4]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Wallenberg's awards:[5]