Find out more about the greatest Swedish, including Avicii, Alicia Vikander, Rebecca Ferguson, Jenny Lind and PewDiePie.

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.
Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson

19 October 1983

Alicia VikanderAlicia Vikander

03 October 1988

(Musician, DJ)

08 September 1989

Stellan SkarsgårdStellan Skarsgård

13 June 1951

(YouTube Star)

24 October 1989

Dolph LundgrenDolph Lundgren

03 November 1957

Jenny LindJenny Lind
(Opera Singer)

06 October 1820

Björn BorgBjörn Borg
(Tennis Player)

06 June 1956


28 April 1941

Ingrid BergmanIngrid Bergman

29 August 1915

Joel KinnamanJoel Kinnaman

25 November 1979

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

01 January 1980

Noomi RapaceNoomi Rapace

28 December 1979

Valter SkarsgårdValter Skarsgård

25 October 1995

Greta GarboGreta Garbo
(Film actress)

18 September 1905

Ingmar BergmanIngmar Bergman

14 July 1918

Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus

23 May 1707

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

30 April 1946

Alfred NobelAlfred Nobel

21 October 1833

Zara LarssonZara Larsson

16 December 1997

Tove LoTove Lo

29 October 1987

Markus PerssonMarkus Persson
(Video Game Programmer & Designer)

01 June 1979

Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson
(Swedish Journalist & Writer)

15 August 1954

Ingvar KampradIngvar Kamprad
(Business magnate)

30 March 1926

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

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

29 July 1905

Izabella ScorupcoIzabella Scorupco
(Film actress)

04 June 1970

Mats WilanderMats Wilander
(Former No 1 Tennis Player)

22 August 1964

Henrik StensonHenrik Stenson

05 April 1976

Maher ZainMaher Zain

16 July 1981

Marcus SchenkenbergMarcus Schenkenberg

04 August 1968

August StrindbergAugust Strindberg

22 January 1849

Helena SegerHelena Seger
(Partner of Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic)

25 August 1970

Svante ArrheniusSvante Arrhenius

19 February 1859

Kristina WaybornKristina Wayborn

24 September 1950

Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius
(Astronomer, Physicist, Mathematician)

27 November 1701

Anders ZornAnders Zorn
(Painter, Sculptor)

18 February 1860

Gunnar MyrdalGunnar Myrdal

06 December 1898

Birgit NilssonBirgit Nilsson
(Opera Singer)

17 May 1918

Ida LjungqvistIda Ljungqvist

27 September 1981

Malin AkermanMalin Akerman

12 May 1978

Sven HedinSven Hedin
(Geographer, Explorer)

19 February 1865

Anna NystromAnna Nystrom
(Fitness Model)

19 June 1992

Sven Vilhem NykvistSven Nykvist

03 December 1922

Tomas TranstromerTomas Tranströmer

15 April 1931

Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel

03 June 1924

Bill SkarsgardBill Skarsgard

09 August 1990

Alva MyrdalAlva Myrdal
(Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

31 January 1902

Iza CryssanthanderIza Cryssanthander
( star)

26 January 2005

Anna EbersteinAnna Eberstein
(Girlfriend of Hugh Grant)

15 February 1983

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

30 November 1869

Manne SiegbahnManne Siegbahn

03 December 1886

Sune BergströmSune Bergström

16 January 1916

Johannes RydbergJohannes Rydberg

08 November 1854

Joel BerghultJoel Berghult

08 April 1988

Ulf von EulerUlf von Euler
(Physiologist and Pharmacologist)

07 February 1905

Agnetha FaltskogAgnetha Faltskog
(Swedish musician)

05 April 1950

Allvar GullstrandAllvar Gullstrand

05 June 1862

Ragnar GranitRagnar Granit

30 October 1900

Nathalie DanielssonNathalie Danielsson
( Star, YouTuber)

10 April 2001

Bengt I. SamuelssonBengt I. Samuelsson

21 May 1934

Amanda EdmundssonAmanda Edmundsson
( Star)

22 January 2002

(Scientist, Philosopher, Christian Mystic and Theologian)

29 January 1688

Hugo TheorellHugo Theorell
(Swedish scientist)

06 July 1903

Elsa hoskElsa hosk

07 November 1988

Theo HaraldssonTheo Haraldsson
(Theo 'Theoz' Haraldsson)

17 July 2005

Laila FreivaldsLaila Freivalds
(Swedish Politician)

22 June 1942

Zlatan IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović
(Football Player)

03 October 1981

FaZe TeeqoFaZe Teeqo

24 October 1993


05 November 1997

Therese LindgrenTherese Lindgren

15 February 1987

Bertil Gotthard OhlinBertil Gotthard Ohlin

23 April 1899

Olof KajbjerOlof Kajbjer
(Video Gamer)

31 January 1992

Eija SkarsgårdEija Skarsgård

27 February 1992