Famous Swedish Engineers

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Fredrik Neij
(Engineer, Computer scientist)
Fredrik Neij
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Birthdate: April 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jönköping

One of the co-founders of the torrent site The Pirate Bay, Fredrik Neij created headlines after being charged with copyright infringement. He spent 10 months in a prison in Skänninge, Sweden. After his release, he decided to set up base in Laos and work in the IT sector.

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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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Harry Nyquist
(Physicist, Computer scientist, Engineer, Statistician, Mathematician)
Harry Nyquist
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Birthdate: February 7, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kil Municipality
Died: April 4, 1976

Harry Nyquist was a Swedish electronic engineer and physicist best remembered for his contributions to communication theory. His work earned him many prestigious awards such as the IRE Medal of Honor, the Stuart Ballantine Medal, and the Rufus Oldenburger Medal. Harry Nyquist is also remembered for his association with Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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Gustaf de Laval
(Engineer)
Gustaf de Laval
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Birthdate: May 9, 1845
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blasenborg, Sweden
Died: February 2, 1913

Swedish scientist and engineer Gustaf de Laval is remembered for his pioneering contribution to the development of high-speed turbines and the de Laval nozzle. He also made milk-cream separators and milking machines. Apart from being a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, he was also named to the Swedish parliament.

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Carl-Henric Svanberg
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Economist)
Carl-Henric Svanberg
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Birthdate: May 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Porjus

Since 2012, Swedish businessman Carl-Henric Svanberg has led AB Volvo, the global trucks and construction equipment manufacturer, as its chairman. Previously he worked as the chairman of British oil and gas company BP plc and CEO of the Swedish telecommunication company Ericsson. Still earlier, as CEO, he led the Assa Abloy Group to become a global leader in its industry.

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Ivar Kreuger
(Businessperson, Civil engineer)
Ivar Kreuger
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Birthdate: March 2, 1880
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kalmar, Sweden
Died: March 12, 1932

Ivar Kreuger was a Swedish civil engineer, entrepreneur, industrialist, and financier. He is best remembered for building a global match empire and controlling almost three quarters of worldwide match production which earned him the nickname, Match King. Ivar Kreuger also founded and owned many other companies including Kreuger & Toll Byggnads AB. 

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John Ericsson
(Inventor)
John Ericsson
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Birthdate: July 31, 1803
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Långbanshyttan, Värmland, Sweden
Died: March 8, 1889

Swedish-born American naval engineer and inventor John Ericsson is most remembered for designing and building the first armoured turret warship and developing the screw propeller. The warship – USS Monitor – is credited for keeping the Union (North) Navy stay protected during the American Civil War. His other inventions include the torpedo technology and solar machine.

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Hannes Alfvén
(Physicist, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Engineer, University teacher)
Hannes Alfvén
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Birthdate: May 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Norrköping
Died: April 2, 1995

Nobel Prize-winning Swedish electrical engineer Hannes Alfvén is best remembered for his research on plasma physics. He practically pioneered the field of magnetohydrodynamics, which deals with plasmas in magnetic fields. He also proposed the concept of plasma cosmology, challenging the big-bang model, and penned works such as Cosmic Plasma.

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Ludvig Nobel
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Philanthropist)
Ludvig Nobel
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Birthdate: July 27, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm
Died: April 12, 1888

Ludvig Nobel was a Swedish-Russian engineer, humanitarian, and businessman. Along with his brother Robert, Ludvig operated an oil company named Branobel, which produced fifty percent of the world's oil at one point. Best remembered for creating the Russian oil industry, Ludvig Nobel was one of the richest men in the world. Ludvig Nobel is also credited with inventing oil tankers.  

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Nils Bohlin
(Mechanical Engineer)
Nils Bohlin
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Birthdate: July 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Härnösand, Sweden
Died: September 21, 2002

Nils Bohlin was a Swedish inventor and mechanical engineer remembered for inventing the three-point safety belt in vehicles. The safety belt is considered one of the most important inventions in the history of automobiles. In 1974, he was honored with the Ralph Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award. In 1999, Bohlin was made an inductee of the Automotive Hall of Fame.   

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Ivar Jacobson
(Computer scientist, Engineer, Inventor)
Ivar Jacobson
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Birthdate: September 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ystad

Swedish computer scientist and software engineer, Ivar Jacobson is known for the development of Unified Modelling Language (UML), Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Objectory. Previously he worked for Ericsson and in 2004 founded his current company Ivar Jacobson International. He is also an author who has published numerous books and papers. Additionally, he has also delivered talks at various conferences.

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Gustaf Dalén
(Swedish Inventor of the 'AGA cooker' and 'Dalén light' & Recipient of the 1912 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Gustaf Dalén
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Birthdate: November 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stenstorp, Sweden
Died: December 9, 1937

Gustaf Dalén was an industrialist, engineer, and inventor. The AGA cooker and the Dalén light are among his most prominent inventions. He was a long-term CEO of the AGA company. He received over 100 patents during his lifetime. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1912 for his invention of a special kind of automatic regulator.

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Gideon Sundback
(American-Swedish electrical engineer)
Gideon Sundback
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Birthdate: April 24, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jönköping Municipality
Died: June 21, 1954
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Lennart Torstenson
(Military officer)
Lennart Torstenson
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Birthdate: August 17, 1603
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vänersborg Municipality, Sweden
Died: April 7, 1651

Swedish military engineer and field marshal Lennart Torstenson is remembered chiefly for his exploits in the Thirty Years’ War. He was eventually made a count and a member of the Swedish Council of State. In his later years, he became a close associate of Queen Christina.

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Fredrik Ljungström
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Birthdate: June 16, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 18, 1964
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Ernst Alexanderson
(Electrical Engineer)
Ernst Alexanderson
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Birthdate: January 25, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: May 14, 1975
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Carl Edvard Johansson
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Birthdate: March 15, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sweden
Died: September 30, 1943

Carl Edvard Johansson was a Swedish scientist and inventor best remembered for inventing the gauge block set. He is credited with establishing a company named CE Johansson AB which manufactured gauge blocks. Thanks to his invention, Carl Edvard Johansson became a popular figure in the United States of America where he spent a lot of time.

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Fredrik Henrik af Chapman
(Shipbuilder, Engineer and Artist)
Fredrik Henrik af Chapman
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Birthdate: September 9, 1721
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Died: August 19, 1808
A prominent shipbuilder, a scientist, a Swedish navy officer (vice-admiral) and an author, Fredrik Henrik af Chapman is regarded as the world’s first naval architect and the first person to use scientific methods for shipbuilding. As an author his 1775 book Tractat om Skepps-Byggeriet (Treatise on Shipbuilding) is considered an important work in modern naval architecture.
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Erik Dahlbergh
(Military engineer)
Erik Dahlbergh
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Birthdate: October 10, 1625
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: January 16, 1703

Erik Dahlbergh was a Swedish military engineer who played an important role in the Northern Wars, Scanian War, and Great Northern War. He is best remembered for his fortification works and is credited with founding the Swedish engineer corps.  

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Johan August Brinell
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Birthdate: June 21, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nässjö, Sweden
Died: November 17, 1925
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Johan Andersson
(Former footballer defender)
Johan Andersson
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Birthdate: October 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Umeå, Sweden
Johan Andersson is a Swedish retired football player who played as a defender. He is best known for his association with a popular club called Hammarby Idrottsförening for which he scored 10 goals in 118 appearances. Johan Andersson also appeared once for the national football B team.
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Gustav Elmen
(American electrical engineer)
Gustav Elmen
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Birthdate: December 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: December 10, 1957