Line of succession to the Swedish throne


Line of succession to the Swedish throne

In 1980 Sweden adopted equal primogeniture, meaning that the eldest child of the monarch, regardless of gender, takes precedence in the line of succession. Sweden had previously (since 1810) used agnatic primogeniture, meaning that only males could inherit the throne. "See also: Order of succession"

Current order of succession

#Crown Princess Victoria, Duchess of Västergötland
#Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
#Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland

Previous orders of succession

Since the succession of Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte as King Charles XIV John on 5 February 1818, the following persons have been in the succession, in this order:

* Prince Oscar, Duke of Södermanland, born 4 July 1799; Crown Prince from 5 February 1818; succeeded 8 March 1844 as Oscar I of Sweden
** Prince Charles, Duke of Skåne, born 3 May 1826; Crown Prince from 8 March 1844; succeeded 8 July 1859 as Charles XV of Sweden
*** Prince Carl Oscar, Duke of Södermanland, born 14 December 1852; died 13 March 1854
** Prince Gustaf, Duke of Uppland, born 18 June 1827; died 24 September 1852
** Prince Oscar, Duke of Östergötland, born 21 January 1829; succeeded 18 September 1872 as Oscar II of Sweden
*** Prince Gustaf, Duke of Värmland, born 16 June 1858; Crown Prince from 18 September 1872; succeeded 8 December 1907 as Gustaf V of Sweden
**** Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Skåne, born 11 November 1882; Crown Prince from 8 December 1907; succeeded 29 October 1950 as Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
***** Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, born 22 April 1906; died 26 January 1947
****** Prince Carl Gustaf, Duke of Jämtland, born 30 April 1946; Crown Prince from 29 October 1950; succeeded 15 September 1973 as Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
******* Crown Princess Victoria, Duchess of Västergötland, became eligible 1 January 1980
******* Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, born 13 May 1979 (Crown Prince until 1 January 1980)
******* Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, born 10 June 1982
***** Prince Sigvard, Duke of Uppland, born 7 June 1907; disqualified 8 March 1934
***** Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, born 28 February 1912; died 5 January 1997
***** Prince Carl Johan, Duke of Dalarna, born 31 October 1916; disqualified 22 January 1946
**** Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, born 17 June 1884; died 5 June 1965
***** Prince Lennart, Duke of Småland, born 8 May 1909; disqualified 11 March 1932
**** Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland, born 20 April 1889; died 20 September 1918
*** Prince Oscar, Duke of Gotland, born 15 November 1859; disqualified 15 March 1888
*** Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, born 27 February 1861; died 24 October 1951
**** Prince Carl, Duke of Östergötland, born 10 January 1911; disqualified 6 July 1937
*** Prince Eugén, Duke of Närke, born 1 August 1865; died 17 August 1947
** Prince August, Duke of Dalarna, born 24 August 1831; died 4 March 1873

ee also

*Monarch of Sweden
*List of Swedish monarchs
*List of Swedish queens
*Swedish Act of Succession


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