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.
AviciiAvicii
08 September 1989
Musician, DJ
Stellan SkarsgårdStellan Skarsgård
13 June 1951
Actor

PewDiePiePewDiePie
24 October 1989
YouTube Star

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

Alicia VikanderAlicia Vikander
03 October 1988
Actress

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson
19 October 1983
Actress
Dolph LundgrenDolph Lundgren
03 November 1957
Actor

Joel KinnamanJoel Kinnaman
25 November 1979
Actor

Ann-MargretAnn-Margret
28 April 1941
Actress

Max von SydowMax von Sydow
10 April 1929
Actor
Noomi RapaceNoomi Rapace
28 December 1979
Actress

Greta GarboGreta Garbo
18 September 1905
Film actress
Markus PerssonMarkus Persson
01 June 1979
Video Game Programmer & Designer

Ingrid BergmanIngrid Bergman
29 August 1915
Actresses

Zara LarssonZara Larsson
16 December 1997
Singer
Valter SkarsgårdValter Skarsgård
25 October 1995
Actor

Michael NyqvistMichael Nyqvist
08 November 1960
Actor
Peter StormarePeter Stormare
27 August 1953
Actor

Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus
23 May 1707
Botanist

Björn BorgBjörn Borg
06 June 1956
Tennis Player
Björn IronsideBjörn Ironside
 
Swedish King

Jenny LindJenny Lind
06 October 1820
Opera Singer
Alfred NobelAlfred Nobel
21 October 1833
 

Ingmar BergmanIngmar Bergman
14 July 1918
 

Tove LoTove Lo
29 October 1987
Singer-songwriter

Carl XVI Gustaf of SwedenCarl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
30 April 1946
King of Sweden
Erik KarlssonErik Karlsson
31 May 1990
Ice Hockey Player
Jwan YosefJwan Yosef
06 September 1984
Painter, Artist

Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson
15 August 1954
Swedish Journalist & Writer

Izabella ScorupcoIzabella Scorupco
04 June 1970
Film actress

Hanna AlströmHanna Alström
07 July 1981
Actress
Dag HammarskjöldDag Hammarskjöld
29 July 1905
Second Secretary-General of the United Nations

Ingvar KampradIngvar Kamprad
30 March 1926
Business magnate

Maher ZainMaher Zain
16 July 1981
Singer-songwriter

May BrittMay Britt
22 March 1934
Actress

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Yung LeanYung Lean
18 July 1996
Rapper, Songwriter, Fashion designer, Record
Mats WilanderMats Wilander
22 August 1964
Former No 1 Tennis Player

Henrik StensonHenrik Stenson
05 April 1976
Golfer
Stefan Bengt Edberg Stefan Edberg
19 January 1966
Former Swedish Tennis Star

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
August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
22 January 1849
Novelist

Gunilla HuttonGunilla Hutton
15 May 1944
Actress
Ulla JonesUlla Jones
18 June 1946
Former Model, Actress

Kristina WaybornKristina Wayborn
24 September 1950
Actress

Marcus SchenkenbergMarcus Schenkenberg
04 August 1968
Model

Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius
27 November 1701
Astronomer, Physicist, Mathematician

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

Gunnar MyrdalGunnar Myrdal
06 December 1898
Economist

Anders ZornAnders Zorn
18 February 1860
Painter, Sculptor

Birgit NilssonBirgit Nilsson
17 May 1918
Opera Singer
Ida LjungqvistIda Ljungqvist
27 September 1981
Model

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
Tomas TranstromerTomas Tranströmer
15 April 1931
Poet

Sven Vilhem NykvistSven Nykvist
03 December 1922
Cinematographer
Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel
03 June 1924
Neurophysiologist

Sanna NielsenSanna Nielsen
27 November 1984
Singer

Alva MyrdalAlva Myrdal
31 January 1902
Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Kristina TholstrupKristina Tholstrup
1941 AD
Socialite, Wife of Late Roger Moore

Iza CryssanthanderIza Cryssanthander
26 January 2005
TikTok (Musical.ly) star
Eija SkarsgårdEija Skarsgård
27 February 1992
Model

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

Elsa hoskElsa hosk
07 November 1988
Model

Johannes RydbergJohannes Rydberg
08 November 1854
Physicist
Amanda EdmundssonAmanda Edmundsson
22 January 2002
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star
Bill SkarsgardBill Skarsgard
09 August 1990
Actor

Ragnar GranitRagnar Granit
30 October 1900
Physiologist

Theo HaraldssonTheo Haraldsson
17 July 2005
Theo 'Theoz' Haraldsson

Nathalie DanielssonNathalie Danielsson
10 April 2001
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star, YouTuber
Joel BerghultJoel Berghult
08 April 1988
YouTuber

Ulf von EulerUlf von Euler
07 February 1905
Physiologist and Pharmacologist

Manne SiegbahnManne Siegbahn
03 December 1886
Physicist

Agnetha FaltskogAgnetha Faltskog
05 April 1950
Swedish musician

Allvar GullstrandAllvar Gullstrand
05 June 1862
Ophthalmologist
Sune BergströmSune Bergström
16 January 1916
Biochemist

Bengt I. SamuelssonBengt I. Samuelsson
21 May 1934
Biochemist

Zlatan IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović
03 October 1981
Football Player

Hugo TheorellHugo Theorell
06 July 1903
Swedish scientist
SwedenborgSwedenborg
29 January 1688
Scientist, Philosopher, Christian Mystic and

Laila FreivaldsLaila Freivalds
22 June 1942
Swedish Politician
Therese LindgrenTherese Lindgren
15 February 1987
YouTuber

LPShannahLPShannah
05 November 1997
YouTuber

Bertil Gotthard OhlinBertil Gotthard Ohlin
23 April 1899
Economist

Olof KajbjerOlof Kajbjer
31 January 1992
Video Gamer
Anna LundbergAnna Lundberg
1993 AD
Actress, Girlfriend of Michael Sheen

Elle CryssanthanderElle Cryssanthander
26 January 2005
TikTok Star
FrejamusicallyFrejamusically
30 October 2003
TikTok Personality

Jessica OlssonJessica Olsson
1980 AD
Dirk Nowitzki's Wife

Sam SkarsgardSam Skarsgard
05 June 1982
Actor

Ulla ThorsellUlla Thorsell
1944 AD
Charles Aznavour's Wife
Alexander GustafssonAlexander Gustafsson
15 January 1987
Boxer