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Johan August Gripenstedt

Swedish statesman

Died when: 60 years 336 days (731 months)
Star Sign: Leo


Johan August Gripenstedt

Baron Johan August Gripenstedt (11 August 1813 – 13 July 1874) was a Swedish businessman and politician.During his political career, Gripenstedt was a member of the Swedish Estates Assembly (as a representative of the nobility) from 1840 to 1848, Minister without Portfolio from 1848 to 1856, Minister for Finance from 1856 to 1866, and Member of Parliament from 1867 to 1873.

He is best known for his ten years tenure as Minister for Finance, during which he introduced many liberal economic reforms and fought for issues such as free trade and state owned railways.

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