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.
Zlatan IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović
03 October 1981
Football Player
AviciiAvicii
08 September 1989
Musician, DJ

Alicia VikanderAlicia Vikander
03 October 1988
Actress

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson
19 October 1983
Actress

PewDiePiePewDiePie
24 October 1989
YouTube Star

Stellan SkarsgårdStellan Skarsgård
13 June 1951
Actor
Greta ThunbergGreta Thunberg
03 January 2003
Environmental Activist

Dolph LundgrenDolph Lundgren
03 November 1957
Actor

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

Ingrid BergmanIngrid Bergman
29 August 1915
Actresses
Björn IronsideBjörn Ironside
 
Swedish King

Björn BorgBjörn Borg
06 June 1956
Tennis Player

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

Noomi RapaceNoomi Rapace
28 December 1979
Actress

Peter StormarePeter Stormare
27 August 1953
Actor
Max von SydowMax von Sydow
10 April 1929
Actor

Markus PerssonMarkus Persson
01 June 1979
Video Game Programmer & Designer

Ingmar BergmanIngmar Bergman
14 July 1918
 

Valter SkarsgårdValter Skarsgård
25 October 1995
Actor
Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus
23 May 1707
Botanist

Greta GarboGreta Garbo
18 September 1905
Film actress
Jenny LindJenny Lind
06 October 1820
Opera Singer

Zara LarssonZara Larsson
16 December 1997
Singer

Alfred NobelAlfred Nobel
21 October 1833
 
Michael NyqvistMichael Nyqvist
08 November 1960
Actor

Tove LoTove Lo
29 October 1987
Singer-songwriter
Jwan YosefJwan Yosef
06 September 1984
Painter, Artist

Hanna AlströmHanna Alström
07 July 1981
Actress

Charles XII of SwedenCharles XII of Sweden
17 June 1682
King of Sweden
Izabella ScorupcoIzabella Scorupco
04 June 1970
Film actress

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Carl XVI Gustaf of SwedenCarl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
30 April 1946
King of Sweden
Victoria, Crown Princess of SwedenVictoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
14 July 1977
Heir Apparent to the Swedish Throne

Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson
15 August 1954
Swedish Journalist & Writer

Dag HammarskjöldDag Hammarskjöld
29 July 1905
Second Secretary-General of the United Nations

Anita EkbergAnita Ekberg
29 September 1931
Actress
May BrittMay Britt
22 March 1934
Actress
Mercedes MasonMercedes Mason
03 March 1983
Actress

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

Ingvar KampradIngvar Kamprad
30 March 1926
Business magnate

Gustavus Adolphus of SwedenGustavus Adolphus of Sweden
09 December 1594
King
Stefan Bengt Edberg Stefan Edberg
19 January 1966
Former Swedish Tennis Star

Astrid LindgrenAstrid Lindgren
14 November 1907
Writer

Raoul WallenbergRaoul Wallenberg
04 August 1912
Humanitarian

Malena ErnmanMalena Ernman
04 November 1970
Opera Singer

Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and GästriklandPrincess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
10 June 1982
Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
Gustaf VI Adolf of SwedenGustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
15 November 1882
Former King of Sweden

Gunilla HuttonGunilla Hutton
15 May 1944
Actress
Joel BerghultJoel Berghult
08 April 1988
YouTuber

Gustav III of SwedenGustav III of Sweden
24 January 1746
King

Mats WilanderMats Wilander
22 August 1964
Former No 1 Tennis Player
August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
22 January 1849
Novelist

Kristina WaybornKristina Wayborn
24 September 1950
Actress
Hilma af KlintHilma af Klint
26 October 1862
Painter

Henrik StensonHenrik Stenson
05 April 1976
Golfer

Oscar II of SwedenOscar II of Sweden
21 January 1829
King

Maher ZainMaher Zain
16 July 1981
Singer-songwriter

Gustav I of SwedenGustav I of Sweden
12 May 1496
King
Charles XI of SwedenCharles XI of Sweden
24 November 1655
King of Sweden

Svante ArrheniusSvante Arrhenius
19 February 1859
Scientist

Erik KarlssonErik Karlsson
31 May 1990
Ice Hockey Player

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

Ulla JonesUlla Jones
18 June 1946
Former Model, Actress
Gunnar MyrdalGunnar Myrdal
06 December 1898
Economist

Anders ZornAnders Zorn
18 February 1860
Painter, Sculptor

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

Sanna NielsenSanna Nielsen
27 November 1984
Singer
Sven HedinSven Hedin
19 February 1865
Geographer, Explorer

Sven Vilhem NykvistSven Nykvist
03 December 1922
Cinematographer

Kristina TholstrupKristina Tholstrup
1941 AD
Socialite, Wife of Late Roger Moore
Tomas TranstromerTomas Tranströmer
15 April 1931
Poet

Alva MyrdalAlva Myrdal
31 January 1902
Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Svante ThunbergSvante Thunberg
10 June 1969
Actor

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

Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel
03 June 1924
Neurophysiologist

Helena SegerHelena Seger
25 August 1970
Partner of Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ulla ThorsellUlla Thorsell
1944 AD
Charles Aznavour's Wife
Eija SkarsgårdEija Skarsgård
27 February 1992
Model

Sam SkarsgardSam Skarsgard
05 June 1982
Actor

Malin AkermanMalin Akerman
12 May 1978
Actress

Johannes RydbergJohannes Rydberg
08 November 1854
Physicist
Ragnar GranitRagnar Granit
30 October 1900
Physiologist

Manne SiegbahnManne Siegbahn
03 December 1886
Physicist

Ulf von EulerUlf von Euler
07 February 1905
Physiologist and Pharmacologist

Allvar GullstrandAllvar Gullstrand
05 June 1862
Ophthalmologist

Sune BergströmSune Bergström
16 January 1916
Biochemist
Bengt I. SamuelssonBengt I. Samuelsson
21 May 1934
Biochemist

Nathalie DanielssonNathalie Danielsson
10 April 2001
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star, YouTuber
SwedenborgSwedenborg
29 January 1688
Scientist, Philosopher, Christian Mystic and

Ulf Christian KjellbergUlf Christian Kjellberg
08 January 1957
Father of PewDiePie
Anna EbersteinAnna Eberstein
15 February 1983
Girlfriend of Hugh Grant
Hugo TheorellHugo Theorell
06 July 1903
Swedish scientist