Oscar II of Sweden, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Oscar II of Sweden

King of Sweden and Norway

Date of Birth: 21-Jan-1829

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Death: 08-Dec-1907

Profession: monarch

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Oscar II of Sweden

  • Oscar II (Oscar Fredrik; 21 January 1829 – 8 December 1907) was the King of Sweden from 1872 until his death, and was also the final King of Norway from the House of Bernadotte. Oscar II was King during a time when both Sweden and Norway were undergoing a period of industrialization and rapid technological progress.
  • His reign also saw the gradual decline of the Union of Sweden and Norway, which culminated in its dissolution in 1905.
  • He was subsequently succeeded as King of Norway by his grandnephew Prince Carl of Denmark under the regnal name Haakon VII, and as King of Sweden by his eldest son, Gustaf V. Oscar II is the paternal great-great-grandfather of Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden since 1973.
  • Harald V, King of Norway since 1991, is a great-grandson of Oscar II, through his third son Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland.

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