Top 30 most important and famous people from Sweden

My opinion about the most important or famous people from Sweden from the Middle Ages to our days
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Last updated: January 19, 2023
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Composer, musician and poet. A central figure in the Swedish song tradition, music and literature
Carl Michael Bellman
Writer, considered the father of modern Swedish literature, author of The Red Room
August Strindberg
Writer, author of Gösta Berling's Saga. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1909
Selma Lagerlöf
One of the greatest writers in Swedish literature, author of Historietter
Hjalmar Söderberg
Female writer author of children's books, Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren
One of the most important Scandinavian writers since the Second World War. Author of Baltics, winner of Nobel Prize in literature in 2011
Tomas Tranströmer
King, founder of modern Sweden, considered the father of the nation
Gustav I/Gustav Vasa
Statesman who played an important role during the Thirty Years' War and was appointed Governor-General of occupied Prussia
Axel Oxenstierna
King, patron and benefactor of arts and literature, founder of the Swedish Academy
Gustav III
Botanist and zoologist who formalised binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy
Carl Linnaeus
Engineer and chemist, inventor of dynamite
Alfred Nobel
Physicist, who ho made many contributions to plasma physics, including theories describing the effect of magnetic storms on the Earth's magnetic field, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1970
Hannes Alfvén
Physicist and chemist, one of the founders of the science of physical chemistry. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1903
Svante Arrhenius
Geneticist specialised in the field of evolutionary genetics. As one of the founders of paleogenetics, he has worked extensively on the Neanderthal genome, winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2022
Svante Pääbo
Economist, known for his study of race relations, which culminated in his book An American Dilemma, winner of Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1974
Gunnar Myrdal
The second Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 until his death in a plane crash in 1961
Dag Hammarskjöld
Director of The Seventh Seal and Persona
Ingmar Bergman
Actress, famous for her roles in Casablanca and For Whom the Bell Tolls, three times winner of Academy Award
Ingrid Bergman
Actress, one of the greatest of all time, famous for her roles in Inspiration, The Kiss and Romance
Greta Garbo
Actress known for her beauty and stunning figure. She became famous for her iconic role as Sylvia in the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita
Anita Ekberg
One of the most popular and successful pop band of all time, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen
Rock band, the Final Countdown
DJ died in 2018, Wake Me Up, The Nights, Levels
Female singer, Ain’t My Fault, Symphony
Zara Larsson
Pop rock duo, The Look, Listen to Your Heart, It Must Have Been Love
Footballer, one of the best strikers of his generation, legend of Psg, Inter Milan and AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimović
Footballer, striker of the Sweden National Team in 1950s and AC Milan legend
Gunnar Nordahl
Tennis player, 11 times winner of Grand Slam titles
Björn Borg
Table tennis player. Called the Mozart of table tennis, the only person to win an Olympic table tennis gold medal representing a non-Asian country
Jan-Ove Waldner
Environmental activist known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation
Greta Thunberg
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