Branting, Hjalmar (yälˈmär bränˈtĭng) [key], 1860–1925, Swedish premier. A leader of the Social Democratic party, he was finance minister in 1917. As premier (1920, 1921–23, 1924–25) he was responsible for social reforms and for welfare legislation. Branting supported the League of Nations and shared the 1921 Nobel Peace Prize with Christian Louis Lange.
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