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.