Albert Gustaf Dahlman
Executioner, Deceased Person
1848 – 1920
Who was Albert Gustaf Dahlman?
After a military career, Dahlman was selected for the position of executioner for the capital Stockholm from 200 applicants on 5 August 1885. From 1887 he was the sole executioner in the country, after Per Petter Christiansson Steineck had emigrated to the USA.
During the final 10 years of his tenure as executioner in Sweden he carried out no executions. In the year after his death, capital punishment was abolished in Sweden for crimes committed during peace. In 1973 it was abolished for crimes committed during war.
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