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The Most Reverend Karl Gustav Hilding Hammar
Archbishop Emeritus of Uppsala
Primate Emeritus of Sweden
Church Church of Sweden
Archdiocese Uppsala
Appointed 1997
In Office 1997-2006
Predecessor Gunnar Weman
Successor Anders Wejryd
Orders
Ordination 1965
Consecration 1992
Personal details
Born February 18, 1943 (1943-02-18) (age 77)
Hässleholm, Sweden
Nationality Swede
Previous post Bishop of Lund (1992-1997)

Karl Gustav Hilding Hammar, born 18 February 1943 in Hässleholm), Sweden, commonly referred to as K. G. Hammar, is a Swedish Lutheran clergyman. He was the Archbishop of Uppsala, head of the Church of Sweden, from 1997 to 2006. During his tenure as archbishop, the Church of Sweden and the government separated on 21 January 2000.

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