Albert Gustaf Dahlman

Executioner, Deceased Person

1848 – 1920


Who was Albert Gustaf Dahlman?

Albert Gustaf Dalman, was a Swedish executioner. He was the last executioner to carry out capital punishment in Sweden.

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.

Dahlman carried out the last six executions in Sweden, five with the axe and one with the guillotine.

7 August 1890 - execution of Anna Månsdotter in Kristianstad.

17 March 1893 - execution of Per Johan Pettersson in Gävle.

5 July 1900 - execution of Julius Sallrot in Karlskrona.

23 August 1900 - execution of Lars Nilsson in Malmö.

10 December 1900 - execution of John Filip Nordlund in Västerås.

23 November 1910 - execution of Johan Alfred Ander in Stockholm.

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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