List of famous Swedish people with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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

Gothenburg

Scorpio

Ingrid BergmanIngrid Bergman
(Actresses)

29 August 1915

29 August 1982

Stockholm

Virgo

Ingvar KampradIngvar Kamprad
(Business magnate)

30 March 1926

Agunnaryd

Aries

Tove LoTove Lo
(Singer-songwriter)

29 October 1987

Djursholm, Sweden

Scorpio

Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus
(Botanist)

23 May 1707

10 January 1778

Råshult

Gemini

Greta GarboGreta Garbo
(Film actress)

18 September 1905

15 April 1990

Stockholm

Virgo

Zara LarssonZara Larsson
(Singer)

16 December 1997

Solna Municipality, Sweden

Sagittarius

Alfred NobelAlfred Nobel

21 October 1833

10 December 1896

Stockholm, Sweden

Libra

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

01 January 1980

Stockholm, Sweden

Capricorn

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

30 April 1946

Haga Palace, Solna Municipality, Sweden

Taurus

Ingmar BergmanIngmar Bergman

14 July 1918

30 July 2007

Cancer

Markus PerssonMarkus Persson
(Video Game Programmer & Designer)

01 June 1979

Stockholm

Gemini

Izabella ScorupcoIzabella Scorupco
(Film actress)

04 June 1970

Białystok

Gemini

Stefan Bengt Edberg Stefan Edberg
(Former Swedish Tennis Star)

19 January 1966

Västervik, Sweden

Capricorn

Mats WilanderMats Wilander
(Former No 1 Tennis Player)

22 August 1964

Växjö, Sweden

Leo

August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
(Novelist)

22 January 1849

14 May 1912

Stockholm, Sweden

Aquarius

Marcus SchenkenbergMarcus Schenkenberg
(Model)

04 August 1968

Stockholm

Leo

Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius
(Astronomer, Physicist, Mathematician)

27 November 1701

25 April 1744

Uppsala

Sagittarius

Svante ArrheniusSvante Arrhenius
(Scientist)

19 February 1859

02 October 1927

Vik

Aquarius

Malin AkermanMalin Akerman
(Actress)

12 May 1978

Stockholm, Sweden

Taurus

Kristina WaybornKristina Wayborn
(Actress)

24 September 1950

Nybro, Småland

Libra

Gunnar MyrdalGunnar Myrdal
(Economist)

06 December 1898

17 May 1987

Gagnef

Sagittarius

Anders ZornAnders Zorn
(Painter, Sculptor)

18 February 1860

22 August 1920

Mora, Sweden

Aquarius

Henrik StensonHenrik Stenson
(Golfer)

05 April 1976

Gothenburg

Aries

Ida LjungqvistIda Ljungqvist
(Model)

27 September 1981

Tanzania

Libra

Birgit NilssonBirgit Nilsson
(Opera Singer)

17 May 1918

25 December 2005

Västra Karup

Taurus

Sven HedinSven Hedin
(Geographer, Explorer)

19 February 1865

26 November 1952

Stockholm, Sweden

Aquarius

Sven Vilhem NykvistSven Nykvist
(Cinematographer)

03 December 1922

20 September 2006

Moheda, Kronobergs län, Sweden

Sagittarius

Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel
(Neurophysiologist)

03 June 1924

Uppsala, Sweden

Gemini

Alva MyrdalAlva Myrdal
(Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

31 January 1902

01 February 1986

Uppsala

Aquarius

Zlatan IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović
(Football Player)

03 October 1981

Malmö, Sweden

Libra

Ragnar GranitRagnar Granit
(Physiologist)

30 October 1900

12 March 1991

Riihimäki, Finland, Russian Empire

Scorpio

Johannes RydbergJohannes Rydberg
(Physicist)

08 November 1854

28 December 1919

Halmstad

Scorpio

Manne SiegbahnManne Siegbahn
(Physicist)

03 December 1886

26 September 1978

Örebro, Sweden

Sagittarius

Ulf von EulerUlf von Euler
(Physiologist and Pharmacologist)

07 February 1905

09 March 1983

Stockholm, Sweden

Aquarius

Allvar GullstrandAllvar Gullstrand
(Ophthalmologist)

05 June 1862

28 July 1930

Landskrona, Sweden

Gemini

Agnetha FaltskogAgnetha Faltskog
(Swedish musician)

05 April 1950

Jönköping, Sweden

Aries

Bengt I. SamuelssonBengt I. Samuelsson
(Biochemist)

21 May 1934

Halmstad, Sweden

Taurus

Hugo TheorellHugo Theorell
(Swedish scientist)

06 July 1903

15 August 1982

Cancer

SwedenborgSwedenborg
(Scientist, Philosopher, Christian Mystic and Theologian)

29 January 1688

29 March 1772

Stockholm

Aquarius

Iza CryssanthanderIza Cryssanthander
(Musical.ly star)

26 January 2005

Stockholm, Sweden

Aquarius

Laila FreivaldsLaila Freivalds
(Swedish Politician)

22 June 1942

Riga

Cancer

Björn BorgBjörn Borg
(Tennis Player)

06 June 1956

Stockholm, Sweden

Gemini

Amanda EdmundssonAmanda Edmundsson
(Musical.ly Star)

22 January 2002

Linkoping, Östergötland, Sweden

Aquarius

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

29 July 1905

18 September 1961

Jönköping

Leo

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

10 June 1982

Drottningholm Palace

Gemini

Sune BergströmSune Bergström
(Biochemist)

16 January 1916

15 August 2004

Stockholm, Sweden

Capricorn

Bertil Gotthard OhlinBertil Gotthard Ohlin
(Economist)

23 April 1899

03 August 1979

Klippan, Scania

Taurus

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

30 November 1869

09 December 1937

Stenstorp, Västergötland, Sweden

Sagittarius

Tomas TranstromerTomas Tranströmer
(Poet)

15 April 1931

Stockholm, Sweden

Aries

Therese LindgrenTherese Lindgren
(YouTuber)

15 February 1987

Stockholm, Sweden

Aquarius

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson
(Actor, Model)

19 October 1983

Stockholm

Libra

Alicia VikanderAlicia Vikander
(Actor, Film actor, Dancer)

03 October 1988

Gothenburg

Libra

Noomi RapaceNoomi Rapace
(Actor)

28 December 1979

Hudiksvall

Capricorn

Jenny LindJenny Lind
(Singer, Writer, Actor, Opera singer, Music educator)

06 October 1820

02 November 1887

Stockholm

Libra

Dolph LundgrenDolph Lundgren
(Chemist, Actor, Film director, Film producer, Engineer, Judoka, Screenwriter, Model, Boxer, Karateka)

03 November 1957

Stockholm

Scorpio

Ann-MargretAnn-Margret
(Singer, Stage actor, Film actor)

28 April 1941

Valsjöbyn

Taurus

Joel KinnamanJoel Kinnaman
(Actor, Television actor, Film actor)

25 November 1979

Stockholm

Sagittarius

Anni-Frid LyngstadAnni-Frid Lyngstad
(Singer)

15 November 1945

Ballangen

Scorpio

Peter StormarePeter Stormare
(Stage actor, Film actor, Director)

27 August 1953

Kumla

Virgo

Max von SydowMax von Sydow
(Television actor, Film director, Actor, Director)

10 April 1929

Lund

Aries

Viveca PaulinViveca Paulin
(Actor)

24 April 1969

Askim

Taurus

Benny AnderssonBenny Andersson

Michael NyqvistMichael Nyqvist
(Actor)

08 November 1960

Stockholm

Scorpio

Ola RapaceOla Rapace
(Actor)

03 December 1971

Tyresö Municipality

Sagittarius

Victoria, Crown Princess of SwedenVictoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
(Socialite, Diplomat)

14 July 1977

Stockholm

Cancer

IndraIndra
Lena OlinLena Olin
(Stage actor, Film actor, Beauty pageant contestant)

22 March 1955

Stockholm

Aries

Alexander GustafssonAlexander Gustafsson
(Boxer)

15 January 1987

Arboga

Capricorn

Britt EklandBritt Ekland
(Actor, Writer, Autobiographer, Television presenter, Model)

06 October 1942

Stockholm

Libra

Henrik LarssonHenrik Larsson
(Association football player, Floorball player)

20 September 1971

Helsingborg

Virgo

Henrik LundqvistHenrik Lundqvist
(Ice hockey player)

02 March 1982

Åre

Pisces

Peter SundePeter Sunde
(Computer scientist, Politician)

13 September 1978

Uddevalla

Virgo

Marie FredrikssonMarie Fredriksson

Fredrik EklundFredrik Eklund
(Pornographic actor, Actor, Entrepreneur, Novelist)

26 April 1977

Stockholm

Taurus

Maud AdamsMaud Adams
(Actor, Model, Film actor)

12 February 1945

Luleå

Aquarius

Erik KarlssonErik Karlsson
(Ice hockey player)

31 May 1990

Landsbro

Gemini

Anita EkbergAnita Ekberg
(Actor, Model, Film actor, Beauty pageant contestant)

29 September 1931

11 January 2015

Malmö

Libra

John GuidettiJohn Guidetti
(Association football player)

15 April 1992

Stockholm

Aries

Astrid LindgrenAstrid Lindgren
(Screenwriter, Children's writer, Novelist, Writer)

14 November 1907

28 January 2002

Vimmerby

Scorpio

BasshunterBasshunter

Victoria SilvstedtVictoria Silvstedt
(Singer, Actor, Model, Autobiographer, Playboy Playmate, Socialite, Beauty pageant contestant)

19 September 1974

Skellefteå

Virgo

Raoul WallenbergRaoul Wallenberg
(Architect, Businessperson, Diplomat)

04 August 1912

Stockholm

Leo

Emil ForsbergEmil Forsberg
(Association football player)

23 October 1991

Sundsvall

Libra

David DencikDavid Dencik
(Actor)

31 October 1974

Stockholm

Scorpio

Queen Silvia of SwedenQueen Silvia of Sweden

23 December 1943

Heidelberg

Capricorn

Puma SwedePuma Swede
(Pornographic actor, Autobiographer, Actor, Model)

13 September 1976

Stockholm

Virgo

Hans RoslingHans Rosling
(Physician, Statistician, Blogger, University teacher)

27 July 1948

07 February 2017

Uppsala

Leo

Lykke LiLykke Li
Ulrika JonssonUlrika Jonsson
(Actor, Television presenter, Journalist)

16 August 1967

Sollentuna Municipality

Leo

Jon OlssonJon Olsson
(Alpine skier, Freestyle skier)

17 August 1982

Mora Municipality

Leo

May BrittMay Britt
(Actor)

22 March 1934

Lidingö

Aries

Emanuel SwedenborgEmanuel Swedenborg
(Scientist, Philosopher, Theologian)

29 January 1688

29 March 1772

Stockholm

Aquarius

Olof PalmeOlof Palme
(Politician)

30 January 1927

Stockholm

Aquarius

Peter ForsbergPeter Forsberg
(Ice hockey player)

20 July 1973

Örnsköldsvik

Cancer

Marcus BergMarcus Berg
(Association football player)

17 August 1986

Torsby Municipality

Leo

Henrik SedinHenrik Sedin
(Ice hockey player)

26 September 1980

Örnsköldsvik

Libra

Maher ZainMaher Zain
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)

16 July 1981

Lebanon

Cancer

Nina PerssonNina Persson
(Singer, Songwriter)

06 September 1974

Örebro

Virgo

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