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Carl Johan Thyselius

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Monarch  Oscar II
Role  Politician
Preceded by  Arvid Posse
Education  Uppsala University
Alma mater  Uppsala University
Succeeded by  Robert Themptander
Name  Carl Thyselius

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Born  8 June 1811 Osterhaninge, Sodermanland (1811-06-08)
Political party  Independent conservative
Died  January 11, 1891, Stockholm, Sweden
Spouse  Charlotta Melart (m. 1848)

Carl Johan Thyselius (8 June 1811 – 11 January 1891) was a politician, state official (Swedish: ämbetsman), Justice Councillor (Swedish: justitieråd) 1856-60, "Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs" (comparable to Minister of Education, Swedish: ecklesiastikminister) 1860-63, Minister for Civil Affairs (responsible for trade, industry and ship transport; Swedish: civilminister) 1875-80, and served as Prime Minister from 1883 to 1884.


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At the age of 72 years and 5 days, Thyselius is the oldest person to become Prime Minister in Swedish history. In 1848 he married Charlotta Melart with whom he had a daughter.


Carl Johan Thyselius was born in Österhaninge, Södermanlands län, as the son of the vicar and future bishop Pehr Thyselius and Christina Margareta Bergsten.

Typical for his time, after an education in administration at Uppsala University, he combined a successful career in high-level official positions with major political assignments. He was, among other things, Justice Councillor to the Supreme Court (Supreme Court Justice) 1856-1860, Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs 1860-1863, president of the Kammarkollegium 1864-1875 and Minister for Civil Affairs 1875-1880. After Arvid Posse's resignation 1883 Thyselius reluctantly became Prime Minister on the request of Oscar II for one year.

He died on 11 January 1891 in Stockholm.


Thyselius was Sweden's first prime minister not descended from the nobility. He was furthermore the oldest at that time, being 72 years old upon accession.


Carl Johan Thyselius Wikipedia

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