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Olof Palme
26th Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
14 October 1969 â€“ 8 October 1976
(6 years, 360 days)
Monarch Gustaf VI Adolf
Carl XVI Gustaf
Preceded by Tage Erlander
Succeeded by Thorbjörn Fälldin
In office
8 October 1982 â€“ 28 February 1986
(3 years, 143 days)
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Deputy Ingvar Carlsson
Preceded by Thorbjörn Fälldin
Succeeded by Ingvar Carlsson
Leader of the
Swedish Social Democratic Party
In office
14 October 1969 â€“ 28 February 1986
(16 years, 137 days)
Preceded by Tage Erlander
Succeeded by Ingvar Carlsson
President of the Nordic Council
In office
Preceded by Trygve Bratteli
Succeeded by Matthías Árni Mathiesen
Personal details
Born Sven Olof Joachim Palme
(1927-01-30)30 January 1927
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 28 February 1986(1986-02-28) (aged 59)
Stockholm, Sweden
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Jelena Rennerova (1948–1952)
Lisbet Palme (1956–1986)
Children Joakim
Alma mater Stockholm University,
Kenyon College
Website Olof Palme International Center
Military service
Allegiance Sweden
Service/branch Swedish Army
Years of service 1945–1947
Reservist : 1947–1977
Rank Kapten
Unit Svealand Artillery Regiment

For us democracy is a question of human dignity. And human dignity is political freedom.
Olof Palme
The rights of democracy are not reserved for a select group within society, they are the rights of all the people.
Olof Palme