Famous People Born In Stockholm

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Ingrid Bergman
(One of the Most Influential Screen Figures in Cinematic History)
Ingrid Bergman
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Birthdate: August 29, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 29, 1982

One of the greatest Swedish actresses ever, Ingrid Bergman is the only Triple Crown winner with three Academy Awards under her belt. Such is her impact that her character Ilsa Lund, which she portrayed in Casablanca, inspired the character of Ilsa Faust in the Mission Impossible franchise. An actress with a deep sense of freedom, Bergman voiced her views against racial segregation.

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Greta Garbo
(One of the Greatest Female Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Greta Garbo
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Birthdate: September 18, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 15, 1990

Iconic Swedish-American movie star Greta Garbo is remembered for her melancholic characters. She soared to fame with silent movies such as A Woman of Affairs and talkies such as Mata Hari and Anna Karenina. The three-time Academy Award nominee quit films at 35 and lived a private life.

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Alfred Nobel
(Swedish Chemist, Engineer, and Inventor Who Invented Dynamite)
Alfred Nobel
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Birthdate: October 21, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 10, 1896

Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, and inventor. A prolific inventor, he held 355 different patents. Most popular as the inventor of dynamite, he was concerned with how he would be remembered after his death and bequeathed his fortune to the Nobel Prize institution. A wide traveler, he was proficient in several languages.

 4 
Björn Borg
(Swedish Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Björn Borg
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini

Regarded as one of the best tennis players from Sweden, Björn Borg won 11 Grand Slam singles titles during his playing career. He started off as a teenage sensation and helped popularize tennis during the 1970s. The 2017 film Borg vs McEnroe was inspired by his rivalry against John McEnroe.

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Avicii
(Swedish DJ & Remixer Known for His Single 'Levels')
Avicii
159
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 20, 2018

Avicii was a Swedish international DJ, remixer, musician and songwriter. He attained fame with his single, Levels, in 2011. His debut studio album, True, released in 2013 received positive reviews. His second studio album, Stories, was released in 2015. He suffered from mental health issues and died by suicide at age 28. His third album, Tim, was released posthumously in 2019.

 6 
Max Martin
(Music Producer and Songwriter Known for His Hit Singles ‘As Long as You Love Me,’ ‘Baby One More Time’)
Max Martin
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces

Record producer and songwriter Karl Martin Sandberg, better known as Max Martin, has created many 90s’ masterpieces such as Baby One More Time by Britney Spears and I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys. He is also an 11-time winner of the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award.

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Alexander Skarsgård
(Swedish Actor Known for His Role as 'Eric Northman' in the TV Series 'True Blood')
Alexander Skarsgård
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Birthdate: August 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo

Alexander Skarsgård is a Swedish actor best known for his portarayal of Perry Wright in the American drama television series Big Little Lies, which earned him a Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics' Choice Television Award. Alexander Skarsgård has also played important roles in popular films like Zoolander and Godzilla vs. Kong.

 8 
Rebecca Ferguson
(Swedish Actress)
Rebecca Ferguson
86
Birthdate: October 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

Rebecca Ferguson achieved international recognition after playing Elizabeth Woodville in the TV miniseries, The White Queen. Her performance in the miniseries was so impressive that Tom Cruise handpicked her to star in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation after watching her portray Elizabeth Woodville. Thanks to her impressive stunts, she was chosen to reprise her role in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

 9 
Bill Skarsgard
(Best Known for His Role as 'Pennywise the Dancing Clown' in the 'It' Films)
Bill Skarsgard
72
Birthdate: August 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo

Swedish actor Bill Skarsgård is best known for portraying Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the supernatural horror film It. Even though he has acted in a few comedy films, he prefers roles in horror films. The son of actor Stellan Skarsgård, he was introduced to acting at a young age and decided to follow in his father’s footsteps.

 10 
Elin Nordegren
(Swedish Model and Ex-Wife of Tiger Woods)
Elin Nordegren
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Elin Nordegren, former wife of golfer Tiger Woods, initially worked as a model, appearing on the cover of Cafe Sport. She met Tiger while working as a nanny for golfer Jesper Parnevik. In 2010, following a massive cheating scandal and her divorce from Tiger, Elin received $100 million as settlement.
 11 
Malin Akerman
(Actress & Model)
Malin Akerman
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus

Malin Akerman is a Swedish-American model, actress, singer, and producer. She is known for playing important roles in such films like The Heartbreak Kid and Watchmen in which her nude scenes garnered much attention. She also works closely with a nonprofit organization called Opportunity International.

 12 
Joel Kinnaman
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Birthdate: November 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Joel Kinnaman is an actor who holds Swedish and American citizenships. He has played important roles in popular films like RoboCop and Suicide Squad. He has also been a household name in the United States for many years with portrayals of prominent roles in TV series like House of Cards.

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Markus Persson
(Swedish Video Game Programmer and Designer Known for Creating the Sandbox Video Game ‘Minecraft’)
Markus Persson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Swedish game designer Markus Persson, also known by his pseudonym, Notch, created the sandbox video game Minecraft, which Microsoft later bought for $2.5 billion. He also founded the video game company Mojang. He was dragged into controversy for his “tweets” on feminism, race, and the LGBT community.
 14 
Jenny Lind
(One of the Most Highly Regarded Singers of the 19th Century)
Jenny Lind
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 2, 1887
Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind, also known as the "Swedish Nightingale,” was a prominent 19th-century soprano and performed all over Europe. She also donated generously to various charities, especially to the cause of free schools in Sweden. She also taught at the Royal College of Music in London. 
 15 
Benny Andersson
(Swedish Musician)
Benny Andersson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Born into a family of accordion players, Benny Andersson grew up to become a member of the iconic Swedish band ABBA, known for legendary chartbusting tracks such as Dancing Queen and Mamma Mia. Even after ABBA disbanded, he continued working on projects such as the musical Chess.

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Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden
(King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632)
Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden
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Birthdate: December 9, 1594
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 6, 1632

Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden reigned as the King of Sweden from 30 October 1611 until his death on 6 November 1632, at the age of 37. He is credited with transforming Sweden into a great European power. Considered one of the greatest modern military commanders, Gustavus Adolphus turned Sweden into one of Europe's primary military forces during the Thirty Years' War.

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Britt Ekland
(Swedish Actress, Model and Singer)
Britt Ekland
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Birthdate: October 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra

Britt Ekland is a Swedish actress, singer, and model. One of the leading actresses in Sweden during the 1960s and 1970s, Ekland also established herself as a sex symbol and achieved international prominence when she appeared as a Bond girl in The Man with the Golden Gun. Britt Ekland was also one of the most photographed actresses during the 1970s.

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Dejan Kulusevski
(Swedish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger or Midfielder)
Dejan Kulusevski
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Michael Nyqvist
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Kurt Hendricks’ in the Film ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’)
Michael Nyqvist
3
Birthdate: November 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 27, 2017
Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist is best remembered as Daniel Daréus from the Academy Award for Foreign Language Film-nominated movie As It Is in Heaven. He also played significant roles in the series Beck and Millennium, and the film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. He died of lung cancer at 56.
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Inger Stevens
(Swedish-American Actress Best Known for Her TV Series ‘The Farmer's Daughter’)
Inger Stevens
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Birthdate: October 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 30, 1970

Inger Stevens was a Swedish-American actress whose promising career was cut short when she committed suicide at age 35. Stevens is remembered for her performance in TV series like The Farmer's Daughter, for which she received the Golden Globe for Best TV Star – Female in 1963. Her performance in the series also earned her an Emmy nomination in 1964.

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Lena Olin
(Actress)
Lena Olin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Yung Lean
(Rapper, Songwriter, Fashion designer, Record Producer)
Yung Lean
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Swedish rapper Yung Lean is best known for his track Ginseng Strip 2002 and for albums such as Unknown Memory. His music is known as sad rap, emo rap, and soundcloud rap, and he also performs with the band Död Mark. He has struggled with bipolar disorder and drug issues.
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August Strindberg
(Father of Modern Swedish Literature)
August Strindberg
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1849
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 14, 1912

August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, painter, essayist, novelist, and poet. He wrote over 30 works of fiction and more than 60 plays in an illustrious career that spanned 40 years. Widely regarded as the father of modern Swedish literature, Strindberg is best remembered for his work The Red Room, which is considered the first modern Swedish novel.

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Hanna Alström
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Birthdate: July 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer

Hanna Alström is a Swedish actress who achieved international prominence after playing Crown Princess Tilde of Sweden in the 2014 action spy comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service. Hanna Alström went on to reprise her role in the film's 2017 sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

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Daniel Ek
(Co-Founder and CEO of Music Streaming Service 'Spotify')
Daniel Ek
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces

Daniel Ek is a Swedish technologist and entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Spotify. He is the current CEO of the popular music streaming service. In 2017, he was named by Billboard magazine as the most powerful person in the music industry. 

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Christina, Queen of Sweden
(Queen)
Christina, Queen of Sweden
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Birthdate: December 18, 1626
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 19, 1689
 27 
Yngwie Malmsteen
(World-Renowned Guitarist from Stockholm, Known for His Neoclassical Playing Style in Heavy Metal in the 1980s)
Yngwie Malmsteen
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 30, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer

A Swedish electric guitarist/ neo-classical metal artist, Yngwie Johann Malmsteen rose to popularity in the 1980s and has, since then, released over 22 studio albums in his four decades of career till now. His solo debut album Rising Force, which won a nomination at the 1986 Grammy Awards, is regarded a significant release in the shred and neoclassical metal genres.

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Loreen
(Singer)
Loreen
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

Swedish singer, songwriter, and record producer Loreen soared to fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Born Lorine Zeineb Nora Talhaoui, the Moroccan-origin singer created chartbusting tracks such as Crying Out Your Name and My Heart Is Refusing Me. Politically and socially conscious, she was also a Swedish Committee for Afghanistan ambassador.

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Charles XII of Sweden
(King of Sweden (1697 – 1718))
Charles XII of Sweden
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Birthdate: June 27, 1682
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 11, 1718
Charles XII ruled Sweden as an absolute monarch for 18 years during the Great Northern War. He took over the throne at 15. Although appreciated for his effective legal and tax reforms, he is known to have led Sweden to immense destruction by participating in the 1707-1709 campaign against Russia.
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Elsa hosk
(Swedish Model & Former Victoria's Secret Angel)
Elsa hosk
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Swedish model Elsa hosk stunned everyone with a maternity shoot on Instagram in late 2020, announcing that she had been expecting a girl. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel and Sweden's Next Top Model winner has also played in Sweden’s women’s basketball league. Fans believe she resembles Queen Elsa from Frozen.
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Olof Palme
(Prime Minister of Sweden from 1969 to 1976 and 1982 to 1986)
Olof Palme
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 27, 1986

Former prime minister of Sweden, Olof Palme led the Swedish Social Democratic Workers’ Party and rose to be one of Sweden’s most internationally renowned politicians. A prominent lawyer, he started his political career as PM Tage Erlander’s personal secretary. He had also held the ministries of education and communications.

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Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
(Son of Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf)
Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus

Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland is the only son of Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf. He is best known for his interest in various sports, such as football, sailing, swimming, and skiing. Prince Carl Philip is also a patron of various organizations like The Swedish Rural Economy and Agricultural Societies and The Swedish National Dyslexia Association.

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Folke Bernadotte
(Swedish Diplomat Who Negotiated the Release of 31000 Prisoners from German Concentration Camps in World War II)
Folke Bernadotte
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 2, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 17, 1948

Folke Bernadotte was a Swedish diplomat and nobleman. He is best remembered for negotiating the release of over 30,000 prisoners from German concentration camps during World War II. Folke Bernadotte was assassinated at the age of 53 by a Zionist paramilitary organization called Lehi.

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Swedenborg
(Swedish Christian Scientist, Philosopher and Theologian Best Known for His Book ‘Heaven and Hell’)
Swedenborg
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Birthdate: January 29, 1688
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 29, 1772

Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish pluralistic-Christian philosopher, mystic, theologian, and scientist. Swedenborg started hogging the limelight after writing a book on the afterlife titled Heaven and Hell, which released in 1758. A prolific scientist and inventor, Swedenborg experienced spiritual awakening after which he started working on reforming Christianity. He even claimed that he could converse with angels and demons.

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Neneh Cherry
(Swedish Hip-Hop and Dance Singer-Songwriter)
Neneh Cherry
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces

Neneh Cherry is a Swedish rapper, singer, songwriter, occasional DJ, and broadcaster. After starting her musical career in the early 1980s in London, Cherry went on to become one of the most decorated Swedish musicians of her generation. Over the years, Neneh Cherry has received many prestigious awards such as Brit Awards, MTV Europe Music Award, and NME Award.

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Robyn
(Swedish Singer-songwriter Known for Her Album 'Robyn' and Single 'With Every Heartbeat')
Robyn
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini

Robyn is a Swedish singer, record producer, songwriter, and DJ. Her debut album Robyn Is Here helped launch Karl Martin Sandberg's career in pop music. She has also been recognized as an influence by artistes like Taylor Swift, Lorde, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Christine and the Queens. Robyn has won many awards like AMFT Awards, GAFFA Awards, and Grammis Awards.

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Fredrik Eklund
(Real Estate Broker Known for His Stint in the Reality TV Series 'Million Dollar Listing: New York')
Fredrik Eklund
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Birthdate: April 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus

Fredrik Eklund is a Swedish real estate broker, TV personality, and former IT entrepreneur. He achieved international recognition when he became one of five brokers to be featured on the popular American reality television series, Million Dollar Listing New York. Fredrik Eklund is also credited with founding a real estate brokerage firm called Eklund Stockholm New York.

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Eagle-Eye Cherry
(Swedish Singer Best Known for His Hit Single 'Save Tonight')
Eagle-Eye Cherry
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus

Eagle-Eye Cherry is a Swedish stage performer and singer. He achieved international fame when his 1997 single Save Tonight became famous in the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, and New Zealand. Apart from creating his own music, Eagle-Eye Cherry also contributes to the success of other artistes by co-writing songs for their albums. 

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Eva Ekeblad
(Swedish Agronomist Known for Discovering a Method in 1746 to Make Alcohol and Flour From Potatoes)
Eva Ekeblad
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 10, 1724
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 15, 1786

Eva Ekeblad was a Swedish countess, agronomist, salon hostess, and scientist. In 1746, she discovered a method to make flour and alcohol from potatoes which earned her popularity. Her discovery made her the first female inductee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1748.

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Gustaf Skarsgard
(Film actor)
Gustaf Skarsgard
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Birthdate: November 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Gustaf Skarsgard is a Swedish actor best known for his association with the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm where he has performed in many of Shakespeare’s, Söderberg’s and Chekhov's works. The son of popular actor Stellan Skarsgård, Gustaf has also played important roles in popular films like Evil, The Way Back, and Kon-Tiki.

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Robert Helenius
(Finnish Professional Boxer)
Robert Helenius
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Popularly known as The Nordic Nightmare, Finnish boxer Robert Helenius was born in Sweden and moved to Finland with his parents at age 2. He was 5 when he began training in boxing and grew up to win a silver at the 2006 European Championships. He has played for both Sweden and Finland,

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Helena Mattsson
(Actress)
Helena Mattsson
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Birthdate: March 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Lasse Hallström
(Film director who first became known for directing almost all the music videos by the pop group ABBA)
Lasse Hallström
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Birthdate: June 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Carl Emil Pettersson
(Sailor)
Carl Emil Pettersson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 12, 1937

Swedish sailor Carl Emil Pettersson, who worked for Neuguinea-Compagnie, was shipwrecked while on a work trip in the Pacific. He was washed ashore and eventually became the ruler of Tabar Island in Papua New Guinea, after marrying the princess of the island. He also owned plantations and unearthed a gold deposit.

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Melinda Kinnaman
(Actress)
Melinda Kinnaman
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Birthdate: November 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Jan-Ove Waldner
(Swedish Former Table Tennis Player)
Jan-Ove Waldner
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Bibi Andersson
(Former Actress best known for her frequent collaborations with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman)
Bibi Andersson
5
Birthdate: November 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 14, 2019
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Oscar II of Sweden
(King of Sweden from 1872 to 1907)
Oscar II of Sweden
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Birthdate: January 21, 1829
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 8, 1907
Oscar II ruled as the king of both Sweden and Norway., His reign witnessed the dissolution of the union between the two countries in 1905. A lover of literature and the arts, he had penned several books and had also built the world’s first open-air museum, near Oslo.
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Astrid of Sweden
(Queen)
Astrid of Sweden
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Birthdate: November 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 29, 1935
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David Dencik
(Danish-Swedish Actor )
David Dencik
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Birthdate: October 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)