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Below is the list and statistics of Prime Ministers of Sweden since the creation of the office in 1876.

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List of Prime Ministers of Sweden

Swedish Cabinet Holding Parties - Color key:

Prime Minister Took office Left office Party Cabinet(s)
De Geer, Louis 1Louis De Geer père Louis De Geer 1818-1896 from Hildebrand Sveriges historia.jpg 1876-03-2020 March 1876 1880-04-1919 April 1880 0Independent De Geer (1818-1896)
Posse, ArvidArvid Posse Arvid Posse.jpg 1880-04-1919 April 1880 1883-06-1613 June 1883 Lantmanna Party Posse
Thyselius, Carl JohanCarl Johan Thyselius Carl Johan Thyselius (Hildebrand Sveriges historia).jpg 1883-06-1313 June 1883 1884-05-1616 May 1884 0Independent Thyselius
Themptander, RobertRobert Themptander Oscar Robert Themptander (from Hildebrand, Sveriges historia).jpg 1884-05-1616 May 1884 1888-02-066 February 1888 0Independent Themptander
Bildt, GillisGillis Bildt Gillis Bildt.jpg 1888-02-066 February 1888 1889-10-1212 October 1889 0Independent G. Bildt
Åkerhielm, GustafGustaf Åkerhielm Gustaf Åkerhielm.jpg 1889-10-1212 October 1889 1891-07-1010 July 1891 Protectionist Majority Party Åkerhielm
Boström, Erik GustafErik Gustaf Boström E G Boström from Hildebrand Sveriges historia.jpg 1891-07-1010 July 1891 1900-09-1212 September 1900 Lantmanna Party Boström I
Otter, Fredrik vonFredrik von Otter Fredrik von Otter.jpg 1900-09-1212 September 1900 1902-07-055 July 1902 0Independent von Otter
Boström, Erik GustafErik Gustaf Boström (2nd term) E G Boström from Hildebrand Sveriges historia.jpg 1902-07-055 July 1902 1905-04-1313 April 1905 Lantmanna Party Boström II
Ramstedt, JohanJohan Ramstedt Johan Ramstedt.jpg 1905-04-1313 April 1905 1905-08-022 August 1905 0Independent Ramstedt
Lundeberg, ChristianChristian Lundeberg Christian Lundeberg.jpg 1905-08-022 August 1905 1905-11-077 November 1905 Protectionist Majority Party Lundeberg
Staaff, KarlKarl Staaff Karl Staaff.jpg 1905-11-077 November 1905 1906-05-2929 May 1906 Liberal Coalition Party Staaff I
Lindman, ArvidArvid Lindman Arvid Lindman.jpg 1906-05-2929 May 1906 1911-10-077 October 1911 Moderate Party Lindman I
Staaff, KarlKarl Staaff (2nd term) Karl Staaff.jpg 1911-10-077 October 1911 1914-02-1717 February 1914 Liberal Coalition Party Staaff II
Hammarskjöld, HjalmarHjalmar Hammarskjöld Hjalmar Hammarskjöld.jpg 1914-02-1717 February 1914 1917-03-3030 March 1917 0Independent Hammarskjöld
Swartz, CarlCarl Swartz Carl Swartz.jpg 1917-03-3030 March 1917 1917-10-1919 October 1917 National Party Swartz
Edén, NilsNils Edén Nils Eden.jpg 1917-10-1919 October 1917 1920-03-1010 March 1920 Liberal Coalition Party Edén
Branting, HjalmarHjalmar Branting Hjalmar Branting.png 1920-03-1010 March 1920 1920-10-2727 October 1920 Social Democratic Party Branting I
De Geer, Louis 2Louis De Geer fils Louis De Geer 1854-1935.jpg 1920-10-2727 October 1920 1921-02-2323 February 1921 0Independent De Geer (1854-1935)
Sydow, Oscar vonOscar von Sydow Oscar von Sydow.jpg 1921-02-2323 February 1921 1921-10-1313 October 1921 0Independent von Sydow
Branting, HjalmarHjalmar Branting (2nd term) Hjalmar Branting.png 1921-10-1313 October 1921 1923-04-1919 April 1923 Social Democratic Party Branting II
Trygger, ErnstErnst Trygger Ernst Trygger, prime minister of Sweden.jpg 1923-04-1919 April 1923 1924-10-1818 October 1924 National Party Trygger
Branting, HjalmarHjalmar Branting (3rd term) Hjalmar Branting.png 1924-10-1818 October 1924 1925-01-2424 January 1925 Social Democratic Party Branting III
Sandler, RickardRickard Sandler Rickard Sandler - Sveriges styresmän.jpg 1925-01-2424 January 1925 1926-06-077 June 1926 Social Democratic Party Sandler
Ekman, Carl GustafCarl Gustaf Ekman Carl Gustaf Ekman.jpg 1926-06-077 June 1926 1928-10-022 October 1928 Freeminded People's Party Ekman I
Lindman, ArvidArvid Lindman (2nd term) Arvid Lindman.jpg 1928-10-022 October 1928 1930-06-077 June 1930 Moderate Party Lindman II
Ekman, Carl GustafCarl Gustaf Ekman (2nd term) Carl Gustaf Ekman.jpg 1930-06-077 June 1930 1932-08-066 August 1932 Freeminded People's Party Ekman II
Hamrin, FelixFelix Hamrin Felix Hamrin - Sveriges styresmän.jpg 1932-08-066 August 1932 1932-09-2424 September 1932 Freeminded People's Party Hamrin
Hansson, Per AlbinPer Albin Hansson Per Albin Hansson - Sveriges styresmän.jpg 1932-09-2424 September 1932 1936-06-1919 June 1936 Social Democratic Party Hansson I
Pehrsson-Bramstorp, AxelAxel Pehrsson-Bramstorp Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp.jpg 1936-06-1919 June 1936 1936-09-2828 September 1936 Centre Party Pehrsson-Bramstorp
Hansson, Per AlbinPer Albin Hansson (2nd term) Per Albin Hansson - Sveriges styresmän.jpg 1936-09-2828 September 1936 1946-10-066 October 1946[1] Social Democratic Party Hansson II,
Hansson III,
Hansson IV
Undén, ÖstenÖsten Undén (acting) Östen Undén - Sveriges styresmän.jpg 1946-10-066 October 1946 1946-10-1111 October 1946 Social Democratic Party Undén
Erlander, TageTage Erlander Tage Erlander 1952.jpg 1946-10-1111 October 1946 1969-10-1414 October 1969 Social Democratic Party Erlander I,
Erlander II,
Erlander III
Palme, OlofOlof Palme Olof Palme statsminister, tidigt 70-tal.jpg 1969-10-1414 October 1969 1976-10-088 October 1976 Social Democratic Party Palme I
Fälldin, ThorbjörnThorbjörn Fälldin Thorbjörn Fälldin.JPG 1976-10-088 October 1976 1978-10-1818 October 1978 Centre Party Fälldin I
Ullsten, OlaOla Ullsten Ola Ullsten.JPG 1978-10-1818 October 1978 1979-10-1212 October 1979 Liberal People's Party Ullsten
Fälldin, ThorbjörnThorbjörn Fälldin (2nd term) Thorbjörn Fälldin.JPG 1979-10-1212 October 1979 1982-10-088 October 1982 Centre Party Fälldin II,
Fälldin III
Palme, OlofOlof Palme (2nd term) Olof Palme statsminister, tidigt 70-tal.jpg 1982-10-088 October 1982 1986-03-011 March 1986[2] Social Democratic Party Palme II
Carlsson, IngvarIngvar Carlsson Ingvar Carlsson.jpg 1986-03-011 March 1986[3] 1991-10-044 October 1991 Social Democratic Party Carlsson I,
Carlsson II
Bildt, CarlCarl Bildt Carl Bildt 2001-05-15.jpg 1991-10-044 October 1991 1994-10-077 October 1994 Moderate Party C. Bildt
Carlsson, IngvarIngvar Carlsson (2nd term) Ingvar Carlsson.jpg 1994-10-077 October 1994 1996-03-2222 March 1996 Social Democratic Party Carlsson III
Persson, GöranGöran Persson Goran persson swedish pm election rally 2006-sept-05 gothenburg closeup img1 edit.jpg 1996-03-2222 March 1996 2006-10-066 October 2006 Social Democratic Party Persson
Reinfeldt, FredrikFredrik Reinfeldt Fredrik Reinfeldt visits Bush at White House, May 15, 2007, cropped to Reinfeldt.jpg 2006-10-066 October 2006 Incumbent Moderate Party Reinfeldt

Statistics

# Prime Minister Date of birth Age at ascension
(first term)
Time in office
(total)
Age at retirement
(last term)
Date of death Longevity
1 De Geer, Louis 1Louis De Geer, Sr. 1818071818 July 1818(1818-07-18) 57 24657 years, 246 days 04 0304 years, 30 days 61 27661 years, 276 days 1896092424 September 1896 &0000000000028558.00000028,55878 years, 68 days
2 Posse, ArvidArvid Posse 1820021515 February 1820(1820-02-15) 60 06460 years, 64 days 03 0583 years, 58 days 63 12163 years, 121 days 1901042424 April 1901 &0000000000029653.00000029,65381 years, 68 days
3 Thyselius, Carl JohanCarl Johan Thyselius 181106088 June 1811(1811-06-08) 72 00572 years, 5 days 00 3370 years, 337 days 72 34272 years, 342 days 1891011111 January 1891 &0000000000029072.00000029,07279 years, 217 days
4 Themptander, RobertRobert Themptander 1844021414 February 1844(1844-02-14) 40 09240 years, 92 days 03 2663 years, 266 days 43 35743 years, 357 days 1897013030 January 1897 &0000000000019040.00000019,04052 years, 351 days
5 Bildt, GillisGillis Bildt 1820101616 October 1820(1820-10-16) 67 11367 years, 113 days 01 2481 year, 248 days 68 36168 years, 361 days 1894102222 October 1894 &0000000000027034.00000027,03474 years, 6 days
6 Åkerhielm, GustafGustaf Åkerhielm 1833072424 July 1833(1833-07-24) 56 08056 years, 80 days 01 2711 year, 271 days 57 35157 years, 351 days 190004022 April 1900 &0000000000024358.00000024,35866 years, 252 days
7 Boström, Erik GustafErik Gustaf Boström 1842021111 February 1842(1842-02-11) 49 14949 years, 149 days 11 34611 years, 346 days 63 06163 years, 61 days 1907022121 February 1907 &0000000000023750.00000023,75065 years, 10 days
8 Otter, Fredrik vonFredrik von Otter 1833041111 April 1833(1833-04-11) 67 15467 years, 154 days 01 2961 year, 296 days 69 08569 years, 85 days 191003099 March 1910 &0000000000028090.00000028,09076 years, 332 days
9 Ramstedt, JohanJohan Ramstedt 185211077 November 1852(1852-11-07) 52 15752 years, 157 days 00 1110 years, 111 days 52 26852 years, 268 days 1935031515 March 1935 &0000000000030077.00000030,07782 years, 128 days
10 Lundeberg, ChristianChristian Lundeberg 1842071414 July 1842(1842-07-14) 63 01963 years, 19 days 00 0970 years, 97 days 63 11663 years, 116 days 1911111010 November 1911 &0000000000025320.00000025,32069 years, 119 days
11 Staaff, KarlKarl Staaff 1860012121 January 1860(1860-01-21) 45 29045 years, 290 days 02 3362 years, 336 days 54 02754 years, 27 days 191510044 October 1915 &0000000000020344.00000020,34455 years, 256 days
12 Lindman, ArvidArvid Lindman 1862091919 September 1862(1862-09-19) 43 25243 years, 252 days 07 0147 years, 14 days 49 01849 years, 18 days 193612099 December 1936 &0000000000027109.00000027,10974 years, 81 days
13 Hammarskjöld, HjalmarHjalmar Hammarskjöld 186202044 February 1862(1862-02-04) 52 01352 years, 13 days 03 0413 years, 41 days 55 05455 years, 54 days 1953101212 October 1953 &0000000000033487.00000033,48791 years, 250 days
14 Swartz, CarlCarl Swartz 185806055 June 1858(1858-06-05) 58 29858 years, 298 days 00 2030 years, 203 days 59 13659 years, 136 days 192611066 November 1926 &0000000000024990.00000024,99068 years, 154 days
15 Edén, NilsNils Edén 1871082525 August 1871(1871-08-25) 46 05546 years, 55 days 02 1432 years, 143 days 48 19848 years, 198 days 1945061616 June 1945 &0000000000026958.00000026,95873 years, 295 days
16 Branting, HjalmarHjalmar Branting 1860112323 November 1860(1860-11-23) 59 10859 years, 108 days 02 1522 years, 152 days 64 06264 years, 62 days 1925022424 February 1925 &0000000000023468.00000023,46864 years, 93 days
17 De Geer, Louis 2Louis De Geer, Jr. 1854112727 November 1854(1854-11-27) 65 33565 years, 335 days 00 1190 years, 119 days 66 08866 years, 88 days 1935022525 February 1935 &0000000000029309.00000029,30980 years, 90 days
18 Sydow, Oscar vonOscar von Sydow 1873071212 July 1873(1873-07-12) 47 22647 years, 226 days 00 2320 years, 232 days 48 09348 years, 93 days 1936081919 August 1936 &0000000000023048.00000023,04863 years, 38 days
19 Trygger, ErnstErnst Trygger 1857102727 October 1857(1857-10-27) 65 17465 years, 174 days 01 1821 year, 182 days 66 35766 years, 357 days 1943092323 September 1943 &0000000000031376.00000031,37685 years, 331 days
20 Sandler, RickardRickard Sandler 1884012929 January 1884(1884-01-29) 40 36140 years, 361 days 01 1341 year, 134 days 42 12942 years, 129 days 1964111212 November 1964 &0000000000029507.00000029,50780 years, 288 days
21 Ekman, Carl GustafCarl Gustaf Ekman 187210066 October 1872(1872-10-06) 53 24453 years, 244 days 04 1774 years, 177 days 59 30559 years, 305 days 1945061515 June 1945 &0000000000026549.00000026,54972 years, 252 days
22 Hamrin, FelixFelix Hamrin 1875011414 January 1875(1875-01-14) 57 20557 years, 205 days 00 0490 years, 49 days 57 25457 years, 254 days 1937112727 November 1937 &0000000000022962.00000022,96262 years, 317 days
23 Hansson, Per AlbinPer Albin Hansson 1885102828 October 1885(1885-10-28) 46 33246 years, 332 days 12 27712 years, 277 days 60 34360 years, 343 days 194610066 October 1946 &0000000000022257.00000022,25760 years, 343 days
23.5 Undén, ÖstenÖsten Undén (acting) 1886082525 August 1886(1886-08-25) 60 04260 years, 42 days 00 0050 years, 5 days 60 04760 years, 47 days 1974011414 January 1974 &0000000000031918.00000031,91887 years, 142 days
24 Pehrsson-Bramstorp, AxelAxel Pehrsson-Bramstorp 1883081919 August 1883(1883-08-19) 52 30552 years, 305 days 00 1010 years, 101 days 53 04053 years, 40 days 1954021919 February 1954 &0000000000025751.00000025,75170 years, 184 days
25 Erlander, TageTage Erlander 1901061313 June 1901(1901-06-13) 45 12045 years, 120 days 23 00323 years, 3 days 68 12368 years, 123 days 1985062121 June 1985 &0000000000030689.00000030,68984 years, 8 days
26 Palme, OlofOlof Palme 1927013030 January 1927(1927-01-30) 42 25742 years, 257 days 10 13910 years, 139 days 59 03059 years, 30 days 198603011 March 1986 &0000000000021580.00000021,58059 years, 30 days
27 Fälldin, ThorbjörnThorbjörn Fälldin 1926042424 April 1926(1926-04-24) 50 16750 years, 167 days 05 0105 years, 10 days 56 16756 years, 167 days Living &0000000000030582.00000030,582&0000000000000083.00000083 years, &0000000000000266.000000266 days (Living)
28 Ullsten, OlaOla Ullsten 1931062323 June 1931(1931-06-23) 47 11747 years, 117 days 00 3590 years, 359 days 48 11148 years, 111 days Living &0000000000028696.00000028,696&0000000000000078.00000078 years, &0000000000000206.000000206 days (Living)
29 Carlsson, IngvarIngvar Carlsson 193411099 November 1934(1934-11-09) 51 11251 years, 112 days 07 0197 years, 19 days 61 13461 years, 134 days Living &0000000000027461.00000027,461&0000000000000075.00000075 years, &0000000000000067.00000067 days (Living)
30 Bildt, CarlCarl Bildt 194907055 July 1949(1949-07-05) 42 09142 years, 91 days 03 0033 years, 3 days 45 09445 years, 94 days Living &0000000000022109.00000022,109&0000000000000060.00000060 years, &0000000000000194.000000194 days (Living)
31 Persson, GöranGöran Persson 1949012020 January 1949(1949-01-20) 47 06247 years, 62 days 10 19810 years, 198 days 57 25957 years, 259 days Living &0000000000022275.00000022,275&0000000000000060.00000060 years, &0000000000000360.000000360 days (Living)
32 Reinfeldt, FredrikFredrik Reinfeldt 196508044 August 1965(1965-08-04) 41 06341 years, 63 days 02 101&0000000000000003.0000003 years, &0000000000000101.000000101 days (Ongoing) Incumbent Living &0000000000016235.00000016,235&0000000000000044.00000044 years, &0000000000000164.000000164 days (Living)
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Trivia

Birthdays

  • The earliest born prime minister was the third one to enter office, Carl Johan Thyselius, born on June 8, 1811. The latest born is the incumbent, Fredrik Reinfeldt, born on August 4, 1965.
  • Of the prime ministers born in the 19th century, the last one to enter office was Östen Undén (acting) (born on August 25, 1886). The last ordinary was Per Albin Hansson (born on October 28, 1885). Östen Undén was also the last of the ministers to be born in the 19th century and Per Albin Hansson was the second last.
  • Tage Erlander was the first one to be born in the 20th century (born on June 13, 1901) and he was also the first of the prime ministers born in the 20th century to enter office. The latest born in the 20th century is Fredrik Reinfeldt, who, being the incumbent, is also the latest one of the 20th century born to enter office.
  • The highest number of birthdays have been in January and July (5 each), whereas there has been none in March, May or December.
  • The shortest time span between two birthdays was the one between the birth of Fredrik von Otter (April 11, 1833) and Gustaf Åkerhielm (July 24, 1833) being 104 days. The longest span was between Tage Erlander (June 13, 1901) and Thorbjörn Fälldin (April 24, 1926) being 24 years, 315 days.
  • 25 prime ministers were born in the 19th century, 7 in the 20th and none in the 21st.

Deathdays

  • The first prime minister to die (who also happens to be the first one born) was the third one to enter office (Carl Johan Thyselius), who died on January 11, 1891. The latest one to die was Olof Palme, who died on March 1, 1986.
  • Of the prime ministers who died in the 19th century, the last one to enter office was Gustaf Åkerhielm (died on April 2, 1900; the 20th century began on January 1, 1901). Gustaf Åkerhielm was also the last of the ministers to die in the 19th century.
  • The first minister to die in the 20th century was Arvid Posse (died on April 24, 1901). The last one to die in the 20th century was Olof Palme (died on March 1, 1986).
  • The highest number of deathdays have been in February and November (4 each), whereas there has been none in May or July. That makes May the only month when no prime minister has been neither born nor died.
  • The shortest time span between two deathdays was the one between the death of Carl Gustaf Ekman (June 15, 1945) and Nils Edén (June 16, 1945) being 1 day. The longest span was between Östen Undén (January 14, 1974) and Tage Erlander (June 21, 1985) being 11 years, 158 days. However, since no prime minister has died since March 1, 1986 (&0000000000000023.00000023 years, &0000000000000320.000000320 days ago), this will be surpassed the next time someone dies.
  • The prime minister to die closest to his birthday was Gillis Bildt, who died 6 days after his 74th birthday.
  • 5 prime ministers died in the 19th century, 22 in the 20th and none in the 21st (6 still living).

Age and longevity

  • The oldest prime minister has been Hjalmar Hammarskjöld, who died at an age of 91 years, 250 days. Of those still living, Thorbjörn Fälldin is the oldest, at an age of &0000000000000083.00000083 years, &0000000000000266.000000266 days (as of 15 January 2010). He is the only still living prime minister who has made it into the "top 5 list" by surpassing Johan Ramstedt on August 31, 2008. He would have to live until January 2, 2018 to surpass Hjalmar Hammarskjöld and become the oldest Swedish prime minister ever (living until January 1, 2018, he would tie with Hammarskjöld).
  • The youngest prime minister at his death has been Robert Themptander, who died at an age of 52 years, 351 days. The incumbent Fredrik Reinfeldt is currently &0000000000000044.00000044 years, &0000000000000164.000000164 days, so if he would die no later than July 20, 2018, he would become the youngest prime minister at death ever (dying on July 21, 2018, he would tie with Themptander).
  • No prime minister has died before the age of 50 (Fredrik Reinfeldt would do so if he would die no later than August 3, 2015), 5 before the age of 60, another 8 before the age of 70, another 10 before the age of 80, another 8 before the age of 90, and another 1 before the age of 100. None has achieved an age of 100 years or above.

Time before, in, between and after office

  • The oldest prime minister to enter office was Carl Johan Thyselius, who entered office at an age of 72 years, 5 days. The youngest one was his closest successor Robert Themptander, who entered office at 40 years, 92 days.
  • The oldest prime minister to leave office was also Carl Johan Thyselius, at 72 years, 342 days. The youngest one to leave office was Rickard Sandler, at 42 years, 129 days.
  • The closest two prime ministers have come to entering office on the same day of living was 22 days, which happened to Arvid Posse and acting prime minister Östen Undén (Posse being 60 years, 64 days upon entering office and Undén being 60 years, 42 days). The farthest apart two ministers have been at this coincidence happened to Carl Johan Thyselius and Fredrik von Otter, whose age difference upon entering office was 4 years, 216 days. If this record is to be broken, somebody would have to enter office either at age 35 years, 240 days or younger, or 76 years, 222 days or older.
  • The closest two prime ministers have come to leaving office on the same day of living was 5 days, which happened both to Arvid Posse and Christian Lundeberg (Posse being 63 years, 121 days upon leaving office and Lundeberg being 63 years, 116 days) and to Felix Hamrin and Göran Persson (Hamrin being 57 years, 254 days upon leaving office, Persson being 57 years 259 days). The farthest apart two ministers have been at this coincidence happened to Carl Johan Thyselius and Fredrik von Otter, whose age difference upon leaving office was 3 years, 257 days. If this record is to be broken, somebody would have to leave office either at age 38 years, 237 days or younger, or 76 years, 235 days or older.
  • The prime ministers to enter office closest to his birthday were Rickard Sandler, who entered 5 days before his 41st birthday, and Carl Johan Thyselius, who entered 5 days after his 72nd birthday.
  • The prime minister to leave office closest to his birthday was Gillis Bildt, who resigned 4 days before his 69th birthday.
  • The record for longest period in office is held by Tage Erlander at 23 years, 3 days. The shortest period in office is held by Östen Undén (5 days), but as he was only acting, the shortest ordinary period was Felix Hamrin's, lasting for 49 days. The incumbent Fredrik Reinfeldt would have to remain prime minister until November 6, 2010 to surpass Louis De Geer, Sr. and make it into the "top 10 list", until February 23, 2017 to surpass Olof Palme and make it into the "top 5 list" and until October 10, 2029 to become the prime minister with the longest time in office ever (if his terms were to be consecutive).
  • 22 prime ministers have served 1 term (not counting Östen Undén, who was only acting), 9 have served 2 terms and 1 (Hjalmar Branting) has served 3 terms. 22 prime ministers have had one cabinet, 5 have had two cabinets, 4 have hade three cabinets and 1 (Per Albin Hansson) has had four cabinets.
  • The longest time span between two terms of the same minister was between Arvid Lindman's, at 16 years, 361 days between the end of his first term (October 7, 1911) and the beginning of his second term (October 2, 1928). The shortest time span between two terms of the same minister was 101 days, which was the time of Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp's term between the end of Per Albin Hansson's first (June 19, 1936) and the beginning of his second (September 28, 1936).
  • Two of the prime ministers (Per Albin Hansson and Olof Palme) have died in office and Palme is the only one who has been assassinated. Thus, those two have not had any life after office (not counting their interim periods between their respective terms). When it comes to those who have, Hjalmar Branting had the shortest time, dying only 31 days after his resignation (he resigned because of health issues and died from Myocarditis and Gallstone). The prime minister living the longest time after resignation was Rickard Sandler, who died 38 years, 159 days after his resignation. This record will be surpassed by Ola Ullsten if he is still alive on March 1, 2018 (Ullsten would then be almost 87 years old).
  • The smallest number of former and present prime ministers living at the same time is 1, which has happened twice. The first time was from March 20, 1876 to April 19, 1880 (4 years, 30 days), when Louis De Geer, Sr. was prime minister. During that time, he was the present and since he was the first one, there was no former prime minister. The second time was from November 12, 1964 (when Rickard Sandler died) to October 14, 1969 (when Olof Palme became prime minister) (4 years, 336 days). During that time, Tage Erlander was the present prime minister and all the former ones had died. Thus, the time span when there has been only one prime minister alive at the same time has been 9 years, 1 day.
  • The largest number of former and present prime minister living at the same time is 11, which has happened once. This period lasted from September 24, 1932 (the ascension of Per Albin Hansson) to February 25, 1935 (the death of Louis De Geer, Jr.) (2 years, 154 days). During that time, Per Albin Hansson was the present and former still living prime ministers were Johan Ramstedt, Arvid Lindman, Hjalmar Hammarskjöld, Nils Edén, Louis De Geer, Jr., Oscar von Sydow, Ernst Trygger, Rickard Sandler, Carl Gustaf Ekman, and Felix Hamrin. The current number of living present and former prime ministers (as of 15 January 2010) is 6 (Thorbjörn Fälldin, Ola Ullsten, Ingvar Carlsson, Carl Bildt, Göran Persson, and Fredrik Reinfeldt).

Family and relations

Notes

  1. ^ Died in office of natural causes.
  2. ^ Assassinated.
  3. ^ Acting Prime Minister from 1 March to 12 March 1986.

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