Sweden might be one of those countries with smallest number of denizens. But surprisingly, despite its miniscule population, it is one of the best countries in the planet and a world leader in so many things. That is so true! Sweden is not just the best place to grow old, third best country to be a mother and second best country for youths, but also the fifth happiest country, fourth best travel destination and the best English speaking country in the world. Not just that, it is also one of the first nations to put a ban on child smacking, give a 16-month long paternity leave and have an anti-discrimination legislation against the gay. And did we say it also boasts of the best healthcare in the world. With so many best things tipping the scales in its favor, Sweden stands as one of the most coveted countries in the world, all thanks to its compassionate, progressive nationals. Sweden owes its greatness to its talented pool of men and women who have worked hard to make the country what it is today. Learn all about the timeline, trivia, and facts about famous Swedish people in the biographies below.
Greta ThunbergGreta Thunberg
03 January 2003
Environmental Activist
AviciiAvicii
08 September 1989
Musician, DJ

Björn IronsideBjörn Ironside
 
Swedish King

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson
19 October 1983
Actress

Stellan SkarsgårdStellan Skarsgård
13 June 1951
Actor

Alicia VikanderAlicia Vikander
03 October 1988
Actress
PewDiePiePewDiePie
24 October 1989
YouTube Star

Dolph LundgrenDolph Lundgren
03 November 1957
Actor

Ann-MargretAnn-Margret
28 April 1941
Actress
Joel KinnamanJoel Kinnaman
25 November 1979
Actor

Ingrid BergmanIngrid Bergman
29 August 1915
Actresses
Elin NordegrenElin Nordegren
01 January 1980
Model, Ex-Wife of Tiger Woods

Noomi RapaceNoomi Rapace
28 December 1979
Actress

Malena ErnmanMalena Ernman
04 November 1970
Opera Singer

Björn BorgBjörn Borg
06 June 1956
Tennis Player

Zara LarssonZara Larsson
16 December 1997
Singer
Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus
23 May 1707
Botanist

Max von SydowMax von Sydow
10 April 1929
Actor

Peter StormarePeter Stormare
27 August 1953
Actor

Greta GarboGreta Garbo
18 September 1905
Film actress
Alfred NobelAlfred Nobel
21 October 1833
 

Ingmar BergmanIngmar Bergman
14 July 1918
 
Valter SkarsgårdValter Skarsgård
25 October 1995
Actor

Markus PerssonMarkus Persson
01 June 1979
Video Game Programmer & Designer

Tove LoTove Lo
29 October 1987
Singer-songwriter
Michael NyqvistMichael Nyqvist
08 November 1960
Actor

Carl XVI Gustaf of SwedenCarl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
30 April 1946
King of Sweden
Jenny LindJenny Lind
06 October 1820
Opera Singer

Svante ThunbergSvante Thunberg
10 June 1969
Actor

Raoul WallenbergRaoul Wallenberg
04 August 1912
Humanitarian
Dag HammarskjöldDag Hammarskjöld
29 July 1905
Second Secretary-General of the United Nations

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Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson
15 August 1954
Swedish Journalist & Writer
Jwan YosefJwan Yosef
06 September 1984
Painter, Artist

Ingvar KampradIngvar Kamprad
30 March 1926
Business magnate

May BrittMay Britt
22 March 1934
Actress

Hanna AlströmHanna Alström
07 July 1981
Actress
Izabella ScorupcoIzabella Scorupco
04 June 1970
Film actress
Mercedes MasonMercedes Mason
03 March 1983
Actress

Yung LeanYung Lean
18 July 1996
Rapper, Songwriter, Fashion designer, Record

Astrid LindgrenAstrid Lindgren
14 November 1907
Writer

August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
22 January 1849
Novelist
Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and GästriklandPrincess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
10 June 1982
Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland

Svante ArrheniusSvante Arrhenius
19 February 1859
Scientist

Mats WilanderMats Wilander
22 August 1964
Former No 1 Tennis Player

Stefan Bengt Edberg Stefan Edberg
19 January 1966
Former Swedish Tennis Star

Gunilla HuttonGunilla Hutton
15 May 1944
Actress
Gustaf VI Adolf of SwedenGustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
15 November 1882
Former King of Sweden

Oscar II of SwedenOscar II of Sweden
21 January 1829
King
Maher ZainMaher Zain
16 July 1981
Singer-songwriter

Erik KarlssonErik Karlsson
31 May 1990
Ice Hockey Player

Hilma af KlintHilma af Klint
26 October 1862
Painter
Gustav III of SwedenGustav III of Sweden
24 January 1746
King

Henrik StensonHenrik Stenson
05 April 1976
Golfer
Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius
27 November 1701
Astronomer, Physicist, Mathematician

Marcus SchenkenbergMarcus Schenkenberg
04 August 1968
Model

Gunnar MyrdalGunnar Myrdal
06 December 1898
Economist

Charles XI of SwedenCharles XI of Sweden
24 November 1655
King of Sweden

Helena SegerHelena Seger
25 August 1970
Partner of Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic
FaZe TeeqoFaZe Teeqo
24 October 1993
YouTuber

Anders ZornAnders Zorn
18 February 1860
Painter, Sculptor

Ulla JonesUlla Jones
18 June 1946
Former Model, Actress

Kristina WaybornKristina Wayborn
24 September 1950
Actress
Ida LjungqvistIda Ljungqvist
27 September 1981
Model

Birgit NilssonBirgit Nilsson
17 May 1918
Opera Singer
Anna EbersteinAnna Eberstein
15 February 1983
Girlfriend of Hugh Grant

Sven HedinSven Hedin
19 February 1865
Geographer, Explorer

Malin AkermanMalin Akerman
12 May 1978
Actress
Anna NystromAnna Nystrom
19 June 1992
Fitness Model

Sven Vilhem NykvistSven Nykvist
03 December 1922
Cinematographer
Tomas TranstromerTomas Tranströmer
15 April 1931
Poet

Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel
03 June 1924
Neurophysiologist

Alva MyrdalAlva Myrdal
31 January 1902
Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Gustaf Dalén Gustaf Dalén
30 November 1869
Inventor of Automatic Regulators, AGA Cookers,

Sanna NielsenSanna Nielsen
27 November 1984
Singer
Iza CryssanthanderIza Cryssanthander
26 January 2005
TikTok (Musical.ly) star

Manne SiegbahnManne Siegbahn
03 December 1886
Physicist

Ulf von EulerUlf von Euler
07 February 1905
Physiologist and Pharmacologist

Johannes RydbergJohannes Rydberg
08 November 1854
Physicist
Ragnar GranitRagnar Granit
30 October 1900
Physiologist
Elsa hoskElsa hosk
07 November 1988
Model

Eija SkarsgårdEija Skarsgård
27 February 1992
Model

Allvar GullstrandAllvar Gullstrand
05 June 1862
Ophthalmologist

Sune BergströmSune Bergström
16 January 1916
Biochemist
Kristina TholstrupKristina Tholstrup
1941 AD
Socialite, Wife of Late Roger Moore

Amanda EdmundssonAmanda Edmundsson
22 January 2002
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star

Ulla ThorsellUlla Thorsell
1944 AD
Charles Aznavour's Wife

Bengt I. SamuelssonBengt I. Samuelsson
21 May 1934
Biochemist
Nathalie DanielssonNathalie Danielsson
10 April 2001
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star, YouTuber

Joel BerghultJoel Berghult
08 April 1988
YouTuber
Sam SkarsgardSam Skarsgard
05 June 1982
Actor

Hugo TheorellHugo Theorell
06 July 1903
Swedish scientist
FrejamusicallyFrejamusically
30 October 2003
TikTok Personality
Zlatan IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović
03 October 1981
Football Player