Tage Pousette

Sven Tage Pousette (16 August 1921 – 29 April 2012)[1] was a Swedish diplomat.


Tage Pousette was the son of envoy Harald Pousette and Cecilia, née Cedercrantz, and was born during a stay of his father in Yokohama, Japan. He graduated as a reserve officer in 1942 and became a law graduate in Stockholm in 1948. He became an attaché at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) in 1948, served in Berlin and Bonn between 1949 and 1952, in Bern between 1952 and 1954, at the MFA between 1954 and 1957, in Paris between 1957 and 1960 and was back at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1960 until 1964. Pousette was then an embassy adviser in Tehran from 1964 until 1969, in Lisbon from 1969 until 1975, and in The Hague from 1975 until 1977. He was then consul general in Minneapolis from 1978 to 1982.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1953 he married Gunilla Kugelberg (1931–2017), daughter of the director Bertil Kugelberg and Märta née Forsling.[2] They had the following children: Thérese (born 1957), Caroline (born 1959), Pauline (born 1962) and Martin (born 1967).[3] Tage Pousette is buried in Lidingö Cemetery.[4]

Since 1955, during the periods when he was not stationed abroad, Pousette resided in Villa Sofieberg in Hagaparken in Solna Municipality just north of Stockholm.[5]

Awards and decorationsEdit


  1. ^ Sveriges dödbok 1901–2013 [Swedish death index 1901-2013] (in Swedish) (Version 6.0 ed.). Solna: Sveriges släktforskarförbund. 2014. ISBN 9789187676642. SELIBR 17007456.
  2. ^ a b Uddling, Hans; Paabo, Katrin, eds. (1992). Vem är det: svensk biografisk handbok. 1993 [Who is it: Swedish biographical handbook. 1993] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Norstedt. p. 896. ISBN 91-1-914072-X. SELIBR 8261513.
  3. ^ a b c d e Davidsson, Åke, ed. (1968). Vem är vem?. 5, Norrland : supplement, register [Who's Who?. 5, Norrland : supplements, directory] (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). Stockholm: Vem är vem. pp. 871–872. SELIBR 53513.
  4. ^ "Sven Tage Pousette". www.gravar.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  5. ^ Lindgren, Martin (2010-07-22). "Mjölkinköp blir bökigt för prinsessparet". www.realtid.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  6. ^ "ORÐUHAFASKRÁ" (in Icelandic). President of Iceland. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Per Olof Forshell
Consul General of Sweden to Minneapolis
Succeeded by
Karl-Erik Andersson