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.
PewDiePiePewDiePie
(YouTube Star)

24 October 1989

AviciiAvicii
(Musician, DJ)

08 September 1989

Elin NordegrenElin Nordegren
(Model, Ex-Wife of Tiger Woods)

01 January 1980

Alicia VikanderAlicia Vikander
(Actress)

03 October 1988

Dolph LundgrenDolph Lundgren
(Actor)

03 November 1957

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson
(Actress)

19 October 1983

Joel KinnamanJoel Kinnaman
(Actor)

25 November 1979

Stellan SkarsgårdStellan Skarsgård
(Actor)

13 June 1951

Noomi RapaceNoomi Rapace
(Actress)

28 December 1979

Ann-MargretAnn-Margret
(Actress)

28 April 1941

Björn IronsideBjörn Ironside
(Swedish King)
Ingrid BergmanIngrid Bergman
(Actresses)

29 August 1915

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Greta GarboGreta Garbo
(Film actress)

18 September 1905

Markus PerssonMarkus Persson
(Video Game Programmer & Designer)

01 June 1979

Max von SydowMax von Sydow
(Actor)

10 April 1929

Jenny LindJenny Lind
(Opera Singer)

06 October 1820

Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus
(Botanist)

23 May 1707

Peter StormarePeter Stormare
(Actor)

27 August 1953

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Zara LarssonZara Larsson
(Singer)

16 December 1997

Ingmar BergmanIngmar Bergman

14 July 1918

Alfred NobelAlfred Nobel

21 October 1833

Valter SkarsgårdValter Skarsgård
(Actor)

25 October 1995

Björn BorgBjörn Borg
(Tennis Player)

06 June 1956

Jwan YosefJwan Yosef
(Painter, Artist)

06 September 1984

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Carl XVI Gustaf of SwedenCarl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
(King of Sweden)

30 April 1946

Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson
(Swedish Journalist & Writer)

15 August 1954

Tove LoTove Lo
(Singer-songwriter)

29 October 1987

Izabella ScorupcoIzabella Scorupco
(Film actress)

04 June 1970

Dag HammarskjöldDag Hammarskjöld
(Second Secretary-General of the United Nations)

29 July 1905

Ingvar KampradIngvar Kamprad
(Business magnate)

30 March 1926

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Erik KarlssonErik Karlsson
(Ice Hockey Player)

31 May 1990

Hanna AlströmHanna Alström
(Actress)

07 July 1981

Yung LeanYung Lean
(Rapper, Songwriter, Fashion designer, Record Producer)

18 July 1996

Svante ArrheniusSvante Arrhenius
(Scientist)

19 February 1859

Gunilla HuttonGunilla Hutton
(Actress)

15 May 1944

Maher ZainMaher Zain
(Singer-songwriter)

16 July 1981

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August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
(Novelist)

22 January 1849

Henrik StensonHenrik Stenson
(Golfer)

05 April 1976

Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and GästriklandPrincess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
(Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland)

10 June 1982

Stefan Bengt Edberg Stefan Edberg
(Former Swedish Tennis Star)

19 January 1966

Birgit NilssonBirgit Nilsson
(Opera Singer)

17 May 1918

Mats WilanderMats Wilander
(Former No 1 Tennis Player)

22 August 1964

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Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius
(Astronomer, Physicist, Mathematician)

27 November 1701

Marcus SchenkenbergMarcus Schenkenberg
(Model)

04 August 1968

Kristina WaybornKristina Wayborn
(Actress)

24 September 1950

Helena SegerHelena Seger
(Partner of Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic)

25 August 1970

Anders ZornAnders Zorn
(Painter, Sculptor)

18 February 1860

FaZe TeeqoFaZe Teeqo
(YouTuber)

24 October 1993

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Gunnar MyrdalGunnar Myrdal
(Economist)

06 December 1898

Ulla JonesUlla Jones
(Former Model, Actress)

18 June 1946

Tomas TranstromerTomas Tranströmer
(Poet)

15 April 1931

Anna EbersteinAnna Eberstein
(Girlfriend of Hugh Grant)

15 February 1983

Ida LjungqvistIda Ljungqvist
(Model)

27 September 1981

Sven HedinSven Hedin
(Geographer, Explorer)

19 February 1865

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Anna NystromAnna Nystrom
(Fitness Model)

19 June 1992

Malin AkermanMalin Akerman
(Actress)

12 May 1978

Sven Vilhem NykvistSven Nykvist
(Cinematographer)

03 December 1922

Alva MyrdalAlva Myrdal
(Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

31 January 1902

Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel
(Neurophysiologist)

03 June 1924

Kristina TholstrupKristina Tholstrup
(Socialite, Wife of Late Roger Moore)

1941 AD

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Iza CryssanthanderIza Cryssanthander
(TikTok (Musical.ly) star)

26 January 2005

Gustaf Dalén Gustaf Dalén
(Inventor of Automatic Regulators, AGA Cookers, Dalen Light)

30 November 1869

Eija SkarsgårdEija Skarsgård
(Model)

27 February 1992

Elsa hoskElsa hosk
(Model)

07 November 1988

Johannes RydbergJohannes Rydberg
(Physicist)

08 November 1854

Ulf von EulerUlf von Euler
(Physiologist and Pharmacologist)

07 February 1905

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Ragnar GranitRagnar Granit
(Physiologist)

30 October 1900

Amanda EdmundssonAmanda Edmundsson
(TikTok (Musical.ly) Star)

22 January 2002

Theo HaraldssonTheo Haraldsson
(Theo 'Theoz' Haraldsson)

17 July 2005

Manne SiegbahnManne Siegbahn
(Physicist)

03 December 1886

Bill SkarsgardBill Skarsgard
(Actor)

09 August 1990

Nathalie DanielssonNathalie Danielsson
(TikTok (Musical.ly) Star, YouTuber)

10 April 2001

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Joel BerghultJoel Berghult
(YouTuber)

08 April 1988

Allvar GullstrandAllvar Gullstrand
(Ophthalmologist)

05 June 1862

Sune BergströmSune Bergström
(Biochemist)

16 January 1916