Hjalmar Branting

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Birthday
23, 1860
Birthplace
Stockholm, Sweden
Death Date
Feb 24, 1925 (64)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1860
Birthplace
Stockholm, Sweden
Death Date
Feb 24, 1925 (64)

About

Notable as Sweden's sixteenth Prime Minister, this Social Democratic Party politician led his country briefly in 1920, and again from 1921 to 1923 and 1924 to 1925. After securing Sweden a place in the League of Nations, he became a 1921 co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Before Fame

Following his science studies at the University of Uppsala, he worked briefly at the Stockholm Observatory before becoming a journalist.

Trivia

He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Norwegian political scientist and historian Christian Lange.

Family Life

He grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, as a professor's son. He was married to journalist Anna Jaderin Branting.

Associated With

Just under a century apart, he and fellow Social Democratic Party leader Stefan Lofven both held office as Prime Minister of Sweden.