Hjalmar Hammarskjöld

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Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld.jpg
13th Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
17 February 1914 – 30 March 1917
(3 years, 41 days)
Monarch Gustaf V
Preceded by Karl Staaff
Succeeded by Carl Swartz
Personal details
Born Knut Hjalmar Leonard Hammarskjöld
(1862-02-04)February 4, 1862
Tuna, Sweden
Died October 12, 1953(1953-10-12) (aged 91)
Stockholm, Sweden
Spouse(s) Agnes Almquist
Religion Lutheran/Church of Sweden

Knut Hjalmar Leonard Hammarskjöld, born 4 February 1862, dead 12 October 1953, was a Swedish politician, scholar, cabinet minister and Member of Parliament from 1923 to 1938 (first chamber). He served as the Prime Minister of Sweden from 1914 to 1917.[1]

In 1890, he married Agnes Almquist (1866–1940). The couple had four sons: Bo, Åke, Sten and Dag.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sweden" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Karl Staaff
Prime Minister of Sweden
1914-1917
Succeeded by
Carl Swartz
Preceded by
Henrik Schück
Chairman of the Nobel Foundation
1929–1947
Succeeded by
Birger Ekeberg
Preceded by
Pehr Jacob von Ehrenheim
Swedish Academy,
Seat No.17

1918-1953
Succeeded by
Dag Hammarskjöld