Oscar II


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Oscar II,

1829–1907, king of Sweden (1872–1907) and Norway (1872–1905), younger son of Oscar I. He succeeded his brother, Charles XV. He refused to concede to Norway its own consular representation, thus increasing the tension between Norway and the crown. In 1905, Norway completely severed its union with Sweden, and Oscar relinquished the Norwegian throne. During the later part of his reign, Swedish industry made great progress. Oscar was a man of culture and an able musician and writer. His best-known work is a life of Charles XII. His son Gustavus V succeeded him.

Oscar II

1829--1907, king of Sweden (1872--1907) and of Norway (1872--1905)
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Crown Prince Oscar (later Oscar II) was greatly interested in hymnody, and he wished to reintroduce rhythmic vitality into the melodies.
The name Oscar Hammerstein inevitably calls to mind South Pacific and Oklahoma - but that was Oscar II. Mr Stockdale is concerned with his grandfather, Oscar Hammerstein I (1846-1919), who was born in Stettin (now in Poland) but ran away at 15 to seek his fortune in New York.
Oscar II of Sweden (1829-1907), who had begun his reign in 1872, died and was succeeded by his son, who reigned as Gustav V (1858-1950).
The island became famous in 1892 when Sweden's King Oscar II started visiting for his holidays.