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Hjalmar Branting

Personal data
Date of birth23 November 1860
Place of birthStockholm
Date of death24 February 1925(age 64)
Political partySocial Democrats
SpouseAnna Branting (née Jäderin)
ReligionLutheran/Church of Sweden
16th Prime Minister of Sweden
In office10 March 1920 - 27 October 1920
Succeeded byLouis De Geer
Preceded byNils Edén
In office13 October 1921 - 19 April 1923
Succeeded byErnst Trygger
Preceded byOscar von Sydow
In office18 October 1924 - 24 January 1925
Succeeded byRickard Sandler
Preceded byErnst Trygger

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(23 November 1860 - 24 February 1925) was a Swedish politician. He was the leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party (1907 1925), and Prime Minister during three separate periods (1920, 1921 1923, and 1924 1925). When Branting came to power in 1920, he was the first Social Democratic Prime Minister of Sweden. When he took office for a second term after the general election of 1921, he became the first socialist politician in Europe to do so following elections with universal suffrage.


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