Gustaf V

Gustaf V – Sweden's last king with real power?

With Peter Danielsson

At 09:30, Marshal Birger Ekeberg announced that "His Majesty King Gustaf V, King of Sweden, Göte and Vende, has today, October 29, 1950, at 08.35 in the morning at the age of 92 and in his 43rd year of reign peacefully and quietly passed away at Drottningholm Palace. The royal grief sinks deep over the country, warm and heartfelt is the gratitude for the late father of the country's act of kingship marked by chivalry, wisdom and a living sense of responsibility." In today's lecture, let's follow these 92 years of life and 43 years of reign, which include Napoleon's fiancee, two world wars, parliamentarism and people's homes!