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Carl Bildt

Politician + Diplomat + Former Prime Minister
Born Jul 15, 1949

Nils Daniel Carl Bildt, KCMG is a Swedish politician and diplomat who was Prime Minister of Sweden from 1991 to 1994 and leader of the liberal conservative Moderate Party from 1986 to 1999. He has served as Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs since 6 October 2006.… Read More

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1949 Birth Bildt was born on 15 July 1949 in Halmstad, Halland, to an old Norwegian-Danish-Swedish noble family traditionally domiciled in Bohus county. … Read More
1952 2 Years Old Carl Bildt's brother, Nils, was born in 1952.


1968 18 Years Old Bildt attended Stockholm University but never graduated. In 1968, while studying at Stockholm University, Bildt opposed the occupation of the Student Union Building and co-founded the Borgerliga Studenter – Opposition '68 group. … Read More


1974 24 Years Old Bildt was married to Kerstin Zetterberg from 1974-75; to Mia Bohman (daughter of former Moderate party leader and Minister of Economy, Gösta Bohman) from 1984-97; and, since 1998, to Anna Maria Corazza. … Read More
1976 26 Years Old When the non-socialist formed government in 1976, Bildt served as the Moderate Party coordinator as close collaborator of the party leader and Minister of Economy Gösta Bohman.
1979 29 Years Old Bildt became a Member of Parliament in 1979, although he instead served as State Secretary for Policy Coordination in the reformed non-socialist government after that election. … Read More


1986 36 Years Old Bildt was elected leader of the Moderate Party in 1986, succeeding Ulf Adelsohn.


1991 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, the Social Democrats were defeated by a four-party coalition led by Bildt's Moderate Party.
1992 42 Years Old The period was marked by a severe economic crisis. In November 1992, the crisis reached its climax when Sweden left the European Exchange Rate Mechanism and let the Krona float, after having defended the fixed exchange rate at tremendous cost. In some people's opinion, single-minded defense of the Krona led to and continues to draw heavy criticism. Emergency cut-backs were negotiated with the Social Democrats during the crisis. The measures helped reduce the public deficit in 1994 and 1995, and allegedly revived growth in subsequent years. … Read More
Although Bildt's Moderate Party scored a slight gain in the 1994 election, the Social Democrats gained slightly more ground, enough to unseat him after only one term. … Read More
1995 45 Years Old After his term as prime minister, Bildt was active as a mediator in the Balkans conflict, serving as the European Union Special Envoy to Former Yugoslavia from June 1995, co-chairman of the Dayton Peace Conference in November 1995, and High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina from December 1995 to June 1997 immediately after the Bosnian War.
1999 49 Years Old 1 More Event
From 1999 to 2001, he served as the United Nations Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Balkans. … Read More


2002 - 2003 3 More Events
2005 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In the same year, he also started a weekly electronic newsletter which was active until 2005.
2006 57 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Bildt served as Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2006-14. … Read More
2007 58 Years Old 1 More Event
His current blog, started in January 2007, is one of the most widely read political blogs in Sweden.


He lost his post after the 2014 general election, and moved on to become a board member of the International Crisis Group. … Read More
2015 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2015, a study made at the Swedish Defence Research Agency stated that Bildt had been a target of information warfare and that he was "regularly smeared in Russian state-controlled media".
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