Famous Swedish Composers

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Björn Ulvaeus
(Composer, Pop Singer and a Member of the Musical Group 'Abba')
Björn Ulvaeus
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Birthdate: April 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Singer and songwriter Björn Ulvaeus is perhaps best known as a member of the ABBA, one of the most successful musical groups of all time. Equally famous as a co-composer and co-producer of several films and musicals, he is currently serving as the President of CISAC, trying to ensure that creators are fairly compensated and properly credited for their works.

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Ludwig Göransson
(Swedish Grammy Award Winning Composer, Conductor and Record Producer)
Ludwig Göransson
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Birthdate: September 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Linköping, Sweden
Popular for his orchestral background music for film and TV series such as Community, 3-time Grammy-winning artist Ludwig Göransson soared to fame with his Academy- and Grammy-winning score of Black Panther. He is also known for producing the Billboard-topping track This Is America and for creating his Emmy-winning score of The Mandalorian.
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Bjorn Andresen
(Film actor)
Bjorn Andresen
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Birthdate: January 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Peter Tägtgren
(Musician)
Peter Tägtgren
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Birthdate: June 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grangärde, Sweden
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Mohombi
(Musician)
Mohombi
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Birthdate: October 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Ilya Salmanzadeh
(Musician, Singer)
Ilya Salmanzadeh
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Birthdate: September 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Ilya Salmanzadeh is a Swedish-Persian singer, songwriter, and producer. He achieved international recognition after co-writing and producing Jennifer Lopez's First Love and Ariana Grande's Problem in 2014. He has also collaborated with other prominent artistes like Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar. Ilya Salmanzadeh has won many prestigious awards like Teen Choice Award, MTV Europe Music Awards, and MTV Video Music Award.

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Jonas Berggren
(Composer, Songwriter, Musician)
Jonas Berggren
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Birthdate: March 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gothenburg
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Arash Pournouri
(Songwriter, Record producer, most known as the former manager for Avicii)
Arash Pournouri
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Birthdate: August 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iran
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Emilia Rydberg
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Birthdate: January 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Emilia Rydberg is a Swedish soul and pop music singer best known for her 1998 single Big Big World which topped the music charts in countries like Austria, Belgium, Germany, Norway, and Switzerland. Her debut studio album of the same name peaked at number six on the GfK Entertainment charts.

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Meja
(Singer, Musician)
Meja
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Birthdate: February 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nynäshamn, Sweden

Meja is a Swedish composer, singer, and artist. Among her best known works are Grammy Award-nominated song All 'Bout the Money and a duet with Ricky Martin titled Private Emotion. Meja is also renowned for her second studio album Seven Sisters, which peaked at number one on Norway's VG-lista chart.

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Tomas Lindberg
(Singer, Musician)
Tomas Lindberg
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Birthdate: October 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Signe Hasso
(Actress)
Signe Hasso
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Birthdate: August 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: June 7, 2002
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Kristian Lundin
(Composer, Songwriter)
Kristian Lundin
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Birthdate: May 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Järfälla, Stockholm, Sweden
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Carl Michael Bellman
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Birthdate: February 4, 1740
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 11, 1795
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Evert Taube
(One of Sweden's Most Respected Musicians and the Foremost Troubadour of the Swedish Ballad Tradition in 20th Century)
Evert Taube
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Birthdate: March 12, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Died: January 31, 1976

While Evert Taube was initially a sailor, he also worked as a railroad worker, a tram conductor, and a journalist. He later made a successful career as a singer and soared to fame with tracks such as Calle Schewens Vals. He is now regarded as one of the best Swedish troubadours.

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Simon Viklund
(Composer)
Simon Viklund
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Birthdate: December 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Christina Nilsson
(Opera singer)
Christina Nilsson
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Birthdate: August 20, 1843
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Småland, Sweden
Died: November 20, 1921
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Allan Edwall
(Actor, Singer)
Allan Edwall
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Birthdate: August 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rödön, Sweden
Died: February 7, 1997

In a career spanning over four decades, Swedish actor Allan Edwall appeared in over 400 projects and became known for his roles in films like Fanny and Alexander, Emil and the Piglet and Åke and His World (also writer and director for the last one). He also released several musical albums (like Grovdoppa) and authored few novels (like Limpan) too.

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Thomas G:son
(Composer)
Thomas G:son
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Birthdate: February 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skövde, Västergötland, Sweden
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Franz Berwald
(Composer)
Franz Berwald
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Birthdate: July 23, 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 3, 1868
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Martin Molin
(Composer, Producer)
Martin Molin
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Birthdate: January 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karlstad, Sweden
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Wilhelm Stenhammar
(Composer, Conductor)
Wilhelm Stenhammar
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Birthdate: February 7, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 20, 1927
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Hugo Alfvén
(Composer)
Hugo Alfvén
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Birthdate: May 1, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 8, 1960
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Kurt Atterberg
(Composer)
Kurt Atterberg
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Birthdate: December 12, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Died: February 15, 1974
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Johan Söderqvist
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Birthdate: February 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Täby, Sweden
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Allan Pettersson
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Birthdate: September 19, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: June 20, 1980
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Mariam Wallentin
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Birthdate: July 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Örebro, Sweden
Carl Jonas Love Almqvist
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Birthdate: November 28, 1793
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 26, 1866
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Erik Gustaf Geijer
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Birthdate: January 12, 1783
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ransäter, Sweden
Died: April 23, 1847

One of the founding members of the Swedish Geatish Society, which tried to arouse nationalism through historical study, Erik Gustaf Geijer was a historian, philosopher, poet, political and social theorist all rolled into one. A professor of history at the Uppsala University, he had authored number of books and wrote music for many of his poems, chamber works, choirs etc.

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Dan Andersson
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Birthdate: April 6, 1888
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ludvika, Sweden
Died: September 16, 1920