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The Governor of Stockholm (Swedish: Överståthållaren) was the head of the Office of the Governor of Stockholm[1][2] (Swedish: Överståthållarämbetet, ÖÄ), and as such he was the highest Swedish State official overseeing the affairs in the City of Stockholm between 1634 and 1967. The Governor was the equivalent in Stockholm of a county governor elsewhere in Sweden.

Office of the Governor of Stockholm
Överståthållarämbetet
Corresponding to a
county of Sweden
1634–1967 Coat of Arms

Coat of arms of Stockholm

Coat of arms
Capital Stockholm
Governor of Stockholm
 •  1634–1644 Clas Fleming
 •  1963–1967 Allan Nordenstam
History
 •  Established 1634
 •  Disestablished 1967

The Governor was appointed by and reported to the King in Council. The Office of the Governor of Stockholm was instituted by the Instrument of Government of 1634, written by Lord High Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna, which uniformly delineated the civil state administration of Sweden into Counties and the Office of the Governor of Stockholm.

While Stockholm County was established in 1714, the city itself was not included until 1968, when the Office of the Governor of Stockholm was abolished and the duties of it was handed over to the Governor of Stockholm County.

Contents

List of GovernorsEdit

 
The Tessin Palace at Slottsbacken is currently the residence of the Governor of Stockholm County. Prior to 1968, it was the residence of the Governor.
Name Took office Left office Time in office Ref
Fleming, ClasClas Fleming
(1592–1644)
16 October 163416449–10 years[3]
Göransson Posse, KnutKnut Göransson Posse
(1592–1664)
164516504–5 years-
Fleming, HermanHerman Fleming
(1619–1673)
24 December 165026 January 16521 year, 33 days[4]
Berndes, JohanJohan Berndes
(1603–1652)
29 January 165210 February 165212 days[5]
Rosenhane, ScheringSchering Rosenhane
(1609–1663)
24 March 1652166310–11 years[6]
Tott, ClaesClaes Tott
(1630–1674)
166416650–1 years-
Sparre, AxelAxel Sparre
(1620–1679)
166516737–8 years-
Rålamb, ClaesClaes Rålamb
(1622–1698)
167316784–5 years-
Gyllenstierna, JöranJöran Gyllenstierna
(1632–1686)
4 December 167816823–4 years[7]
Gyllenstierna, ChristopherChristopher Gyllenstierna
(1647–1705)
1682170522–23 years-
Göransson Posse, KnutKnut Göransson Posse
(1640s–1714)
1705[note 1]17148–9 years-
Burenskiöld, JacobJacob Burenskiöld
(1655–1738)
Acting
20 September 17101711[note 2]0–1 years[9]
Spens, JakobJakob Spens
(1647–1705)
Acting
171417140 years-
Taube, Gustaf AdamGustaf Adam Taube
(1673–1732)
1714173217–18 years-
Törnflycht, MichaelMichael Törnflycht
(1683–1738)
173217385–6 years-
Fuchs, RutgerRutger Fuchs
(1682–1753)
18 April 1739175313–14 years[10]
von Düring, Johan ChristofferJohan Christoffer von Düring
(1692–1759)
20 June 175317595–6 years[11]
von Lantingshausen, Jacob AlbrechtJacob Albrecht von Lantingshausen
(1699–1769)
2 April 1759[note 3]17699–10 years[12]
Wrede Sparre, AxelAxel Wrede Sparre
(1708–1772)
177017721–2 years-
Rudbeck, Thure GustafThure Gustaf Rudbeck
(1714–1786)
18 February 177219 August 1772183 days[13]
Pechlin, Carl FredrikCarl Fredrik Pechlin
(1720–1796)
Acting
177217720 years-
Sparre, CarlCarl Sparre
(1723–1791)
22 April 177320 June 179118 years, 59 days[14]
Munck, Adolf FredrikAdolf Fredrik Munck
(1749–1831)
Acting
11 February 17894 May 178982 days[15]
Armfelt, Gustaf MauritzGustaf Mauritz Armfelt
(1757–1814)
29 March 17927 September 1792159 days[16]
Modée, Carl VilhelmCarl Vilhelm Modée
(1735–1798)
29 September 179217952–3 years[17]
von Essen, Hans HenrikHans Henrik von Essen
(1755–1824)
23 December 17958 May 17971 year, 136 days[18]
Ugglas, Samuel afSamuel af Ugglas
(1750–1812)
179717970 years-
Vacant179718002–3 years-
Ugglas, Samuel afSamuel af Ugglas
(1750–1812)
180018000 years-
Vacant180018098–9 years-
Klingspor, Wilhelm MauritzWilhelm Mauritz Klingspor
(1744–1814)
13 March 180929 October 18101 year, 230 days[19]
Skjöldebrand, Anders FredrikAnders Fredrik Skjöldebrand
(1757–1834)
Acting
20 June 18107 August 18122 years, 48 days[20]
Carlsson Mörner, CarlCarl Carlsson Mörner
(1755–1821)
7 August 181217 November 18186 years, 102 days[21]
Sandels, Johan AugustJohan August Sandels
(1764–1831)
Acting
25 July 181518150 years[22]
Cederström, RudolfRudolf Cederström
(1764–1833)
Acting
30 July 181615 December 18182 years, 138 days[23]
Edelcreutz, DanielDaniel Edelcreutz
(1761–1828)
Acting
15 December 18186 October 18289 years, 296 days[24]
Nordin, Carl Johan afCarl Johan af Nordin
(1785–1850)
Acting
24 October 18287 October 18301 year, 348 days[25]
Sprengtporten, Jacob WilhelmJacob Wilhelm Sprengtporten
(1794–1875)
7 October 183030 June 18387 years, 266 days[26]
Möllerhjelm, Axel Johan AdamAxel Johan Adam Möllerhjelm
(1787–1846)
Acting
183829 October 18423–4 years[27]
Rålamb, Claes HansClaes Hans Rålamb
(1784–1867)
Acting
183918390 years-
Lewenhaupt, Mauritz AxelMauritz Axel Lewenhaupt
(1791–1868)
Acting
184218441–2 years-
Sprengtporten, Jacob WilhelmJacob Wilhelm Sprengtporten
(1794–1875)
28 December 184426 June 18483 years, 181 days[26]
Hamilton, Jakob EssenJacob Hamilton
(1797–1864)
15 December 18487 March 186213 years, 82 days[28]
Bildt, GillisGillis Bildt
(1820–1894)
13 maj 1862187411–12 years[29]
Ugglas, Gustaf afGustaf af Ugglas
(1820–1895)
1874188813–14 years-
Tamm, Klas Gustaf AdolfKlas Gustaf Adolf Tamm
(1838–1925)
1888190213–14 years-
Dickson, RobertRobert Dickson
(1843–1924)
14 February 190231 October 19119 years, 259 days[30]
Hederstierna, CarlCarl Hederstierna
(1861–1928)
Acting
31 October 19111 April 1912153 days[31]
Ramstedt, JohanJohan Ramstedt
(1852–1935)
29 March 1912[note 4]31 December 19208 years, 277 days[32]
Hederstierna, CarlCarl Hederstierna
(1861–1928)
3 December 192019287–8 years[31]
Sahlin, MauritzMauritz Sahlin
(1860–1927)
Acting
192319230 years-
Elmquist, HenningHenning Elmquist
(1871–1933)
27 November 192819334–5 years[33]
Nothin, TorstenTorsten Nothin
(1884–1972)
16 September 193330 September 194916 years, 14 days[34]
Hagander, JohanJohan Hagander
(1896–1991)
1949196313–14 years-
Nordenstam, AllanAllan Nordenstam
(1904–1982)
1 November 1963December 19673–4 years[35]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Took office 1707.[8]
  2. ^ He was appointed Governor of Stockholm by the Council on 20 September 1710, but resigned from this position according to the Council's letter of 14 March and 18 April 1711, after the announcement that King Charles XII in Bender, appointed him lieutenant general of the cavalry and Governor of Scania on 30 August 1710, and appointed him commander general over the army in Bohuslän (Västgöta Army) on 31 August of the same year.[9]
  3. ^ Took office in July 1761.[12]
  4. ^ Took office on 1 April.[32]

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