Gustaf V
ReignDecember 8 1907-October 29 1950
CoronationNo coronation ceremony
Royal motto "Med folket för fosterlandet"
("With the people for the motherland")
QueenVictoria of Baden
Royal HouseBernadotte
PredecessorOscar II of Sweden
SuccessorGustav VI Adolf of Sweden
Date of BirthJune 16, 1858
Place of BirthDrottningholm Palace
Date of DeathOctober 29, 1950
Place of DeathDrottningholm Palace
Place of BurialRiddarholmskyrkan, Stockholm

King Gustav V of Sweden, or Gustaf V (1858 - 1950), Swedish monarch from 1907 to 1950. He married Princess Victoria of Baden on September 20, 1881. She was the granddaughter of Sofia of Sweden, and her marriage to Gustav V united the reigning Bernadotte dynasty with the former royal house of Vasa.

During a series of scandals in the 1950s known as the Haijby affair, which was in turn a continuation of the Kejne affair, it came to public knowledge that the king was, and had always been bisexual. This is said to have "made virtually no difference to his marriage."


  1. Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (1882-1973)
  2. Wilhelm, Duke of Söndermanland (1884-1965)
  3. Erik, Duke of Västmanland (1889-1918)

Preceded by:
Oscar II
List of Swedish monarchs Succeeded by:
Gustav VI Adolf