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.
Max von SydowMax von Sydow
10 April 1929
Actor
Greta ThunbergGreta Thunberg
03 January 2003
Environmental Activist

Zlatan IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović
03 October 1981
Football Player

AviciiAvicii
08 September 1989
Musician, DJ

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson
19 October 1983
Actress

PewDiePiePewDiePie
24 October 1989
YouTube Star
Stellan SkarsgårdStellan Skarsgård
13 June 1951
Actor

Alicia VikanderAlicia Vikander
03 October 1988
Actress

Dolph LundgrenDolph Lundgren
03 November 1957
Actor
Björn IronsideBjörn Ironside
 
Swedish King

Joel KinnamanJoel Kinnaman
25 November 1979
Actor
Ingrid BergmanIngrid Bergman
29 August 1915
Actresses

Ann-MargretAnn-Margret
28 April 1941
Actress

Noomi RapaceNoomi Rapace
28 December 1979
Actress

Elin NordegrenElin Nordegren
01 January 1980
Model, Ex-Wife of Tiger Woods

Ingmar BergmanIngmar Bergman
14 July 1918
 
Peter StormarePeter Stormare
27 August 1953
Actor

Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus
23 May 1707
Botanist

Greta GarboGreta Garbo
18 September 1905
Film actress

Markus PerssonMarkus Persson
01 June 1979
Video Game Programmer & Designer
Jenny LindJenny Lind
06 October 1820
Opera Singer

Björn BorgBjörn Borg
06 June 1956
Tennis Player
Carl XVI Gustaf of SwedenCarl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
30 April 1946
King of Sweden

Alfred NobelAlfred Nobel
21 October 1833
 

Valter SkarsgårdValter Skarsgård
25 October 1995
Actor
Michael NyqvistMichael Nyqvist
08 November 1960
Actor

Tove LoTove Lo
29 October 1987
Singer-songwriter
Zara LarssonZara Larsson
16 December 1997
Singer

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

Izabella ScorupcoIzabella Scorupco
04 June 1970
Film actress
Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson
15 August 1954
Swedish Journalist & Writer

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Jwan YosefJwan Yosef
06 September 1984
Painter, Artist
Dag HammarskjöldDag Hammarskjöld
29 July 1905
Second Secretary-General of the United Nations

Mercedes MasonMercedes Mason
03 March 1983
Actress

Victoria, Crown Princess of SwedenVictoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
14 July 1977
Heir Apparent to the Swedish Throne

Hanna AlströmHanna Alström
07 July 1981
Actress
Charles XII of SwedenCharles XII of Sweden
17 June 1682
King of Sweden
Anita EkbergAnita Ekberg
29 September 1931
Actress

Malena ErnmanMalena Ernman
04 November 1970
Opera Singer

May BrittMay Britt
22 March 1934
Actress

Astrid LindgrenAstrid Lindgren
14 November 1907
Writer
Gustavus Adolphus of SwedenGustavus Adolphus of Sweden
09 December 1594
King

Ingvar KampradIngvar Kamprad
30 March 1926
Business magnate

Maher ZainMaher Zain
16 July 1981
Singer-songwriter

Raoul WallenbergRaoul Wallenberg
04 August 1912
Humanitarian

Oscar II of SwedenOscar II of Sweden
21 January 1829
King
Gustaf VI Adolf of SwedenGustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
15 November 1882
Former King of Sweden

Hilma af KlintHilma af Klint
26 October 1862
Painter
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

Gunilla HuttonGunilla Hutton
15 May 1944
Actress
Stefan Bengt Edberg Stefan Edberg
19 January 1966
Former Swedish Tennis Star

Gustav III of SwedenGustav III of Sweden
24 January 1746
King
Kristina WaybornKristina Wayborn
24 September 1950
Actress

Mats WilanderMats Wilander
22 August 1964
Former No 1 Tennis Player

Ulla JonesUlla Jones
18 June 1946
Former Model, Actress

Gustav I of SwedenGustav I of Sweden
12 May 1496
King

Svante ArrheniusSvante Arrhenius
19 February 1859
Scientist
Svante ThunbergSvante Thunberg
10 June 1969
Actor

Henrik StensonHenrik Stenson
05 April 1976
Golfer

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

Marcus SchenkenbergMarcus Schenkenberg
04 August 1968
Model
Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius
27 November 1701
Astronomer, Physicist, Mathematician

Erik KarlssonErik Karlsson
31 May 1990
Ice Hockey Player
Gunnar MyrdalGunnar Myrdal
06 December 1898
Economist

Joel BerghultJoel Berghult
08 April 1988
YouTuber

Anders ZornAnders Zorn
18 February 1860
Painter, Sculptor
Birgit NilssonBirgit Nilsson
17 May 1918
Opera Singer

Ida LjungqvistIda Ljungqvist
27 September 1981
Model
Sven Vilhem NykvistSven Nykvist
03 December 1922
Cinematographer

Sven HedinSven Hedin
19 February 1865
Geographer, Explorer

Tomas TranstromerTomas Tranströmer
15 April 1931
Poet
Alva MyrdalAlva Myrdal
31 January 1902
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel
03 June 1924
Neurophysiologist
FaZe TeeqoFaZe Teeqo
24 October 1993
YouTuber

Gustaf Dalén Gustaf Dalén
30 November 1869
Inventor of Automatic Regulators, AGA Cookers,

Sanna NielsenSanna Nielsen
27 November 1984
Singer

Eija SkarsgårdEija Skarsgård
27 February 1992
Model
Ulla ThorsellUlla Thorsell
1944 AD
Charles Aznavour's Wife
Malin AkermanMalin Akerman
12 May 1978
Actress

Johannes RydbergJohannes Rydberg
08 November 1854
Physicist

Sam SkarsgardSam Skarsgard
05 June 1982
Actor

Manne SiegbahnManne Siegbahn
03 December 1886
Physicist
Ragnar GranitRagnar Granit
30 October 1900
Physiologist

Ulf von EulerUlf von Euler
07 February 1905
Physiologist and Pharmacologist

Allvar GullstrandAllvar Gullstrand
05 June 1862
Ophthalmologist

Iza CryssanthanderIza Cryssanthander
26 January 2005
TikTok (Musical.ly) star

Sune BergströmSune Bergström
16 January 1916
Biochemist
Bill SkarsgardBill Skarsgard
09 August 1990
Actor

Kristina TholstrupKristina Tholstrup
1941 AD
Socialite, Wife of Late Roger Moore
Bengt I. SamuelssonBengt I. Samuelsson
21 May 1934
Biochemist

Ulf Christian KjellbergUlf Christian Kjellberg
08 January 1957
Father of PewDiePie
Nathalie DanielssonNathalie Danielsson
10 April 2001
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star, YouTuber