Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Monarch

1946 –

55

Who is Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden?

Carl XVI Gustaf is the reigning King of Sweden. On 15 September 1973, he succeeded his grandfather Gustaf VI Adolf. He is the only son of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

The King's heir apparent, upon passage on 1 January 1980 of a new law establishing absolute primogeniture, is Crown Princess Victoria, the eldest child of the King and his wife, Queen Silvia.

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Born
Apr 30, 1946
Haga Palace
Also known as
  • Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus
  • Viņa Majestāte Zviedrijas karalis Kārlis XVI Gustavs
  • Kārlis Gustavs Folke Hubertus
  • Zviedrijas karalis Kārlis XVI Gustavs
  • 卡尔十六世·古斯塔夫
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Lutheranism
  • Church of Sweden
Ethnicity
  • Swedes
Nationality
  • Sweden
Education
  • Uppsala University
    History
    (1968 - )
  • Tax law
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Stockholm University
    Economics
  • Tax law
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Political Science

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on July 23, 2013

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