Famous Swedish Historical Personalities

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 1 Björn Ironside

Björn Ironside
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Famous As: Swedish King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sweden

Björn Ironside was a legendary king of Sweden and Norse Viking chief. He is believed to have been the first leader of the Munsö dynasty, which thrived during the Viking Age. It is also believed that the descendants of Ironside ruled over the Swedes for years. In the historical drama TV series Vikings, Ironside is being portrayed by Alexander Ludwig.

 2 Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden

Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden (1611-1632)
Birthdate: December 9, 1594
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 6, 1632

Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden reigned as the King of Sweden from 30 October 1611 until his death on 6 November 1632, at the age of 37. He is credited with transforming Sweden into a great European power. Considered one of the greatest modern military commanders, Gustavus Adolphus turned Sweden into one of Europe's primary military forces during the Thirty Years' War.

 3 Christina, Queen of Sweden

Christina, Queen of Sweden
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: December 18, 1626
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tre Kronor
Died: April 19, 1689
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 4 Charles XII of Sweden

Charles XII of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden
Birthdate: June 17, 1682
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stadsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 30, 1718
Charles XII ruled Sweden as an absolute monarch for 18 years during the Great Northern War. He took over the throne at 15. Although appreciated for his effective legal and tax reforms, he is known to have led Sweden to immense destruction by participating in the 1707-1709 campaign against Russia.
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 5 Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
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Famous As: Monarch of Sweden (Since 1973)
Birthdate: April 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden

Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has been serving as the king of Sweden since the demise of his grandfather King Gustaf VI Adolf in 1973. He is currently the longest-reigning monarch in the history of Sweden. Apart from being passionate about the environment, agriculture, technology, and trade, the king is also fond of automobiles and owns many Porsche 911s.

 6 Queen Silvia of Sweden

Queen Silvia of Sweden
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: December 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

 7 Ingrid of Sweden

Ingrid of Sweden
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 7, 2000
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 8 Gustav I of Sweden

Gustav I of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden (1523-60)
Birthdate: May 12, 1496
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Uppland, Sweden
Died: September 29, 1560

Gustav I of Sweden reigned as the king of Sweden from 1523 to 1560. Gustav was an energetic administrator who worked tirelessly to bring about a reformation in Sweden. He is credited with replacing medieval Sweden's elective monarchy with a hereditary monarchy, thus helping three of his sons become the rulers of Sweden at different points in history.

 9 Sigismund III Vasa

Sigismund III Vasa
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: June 20, 1566
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gripsholm Castle
Died: April 30, 1632

Sigismund III Vasa was the elder son of Swedish king John III Vasa. As the king of Poland and Sweden, he not only enjoyed prosperity but also tried to unite the two states, although he ended up creating conflicts between them. His lust for power also resulted in the Zebrzydowski Rebellion.

 10 Margaret I of Denmark

Margaret I of Denmark
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 15, 1353
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 28, 1412

 11 Oscar I of Sweden

Oscar I of Sweden
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: July 4, 1799
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 8, 1859

 12 Astrid of Sweden

Astrid of Sweden
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: November 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 29, 1935

 13 Gustav III of Sweden

Gustav III of Sweden
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Famous As: Monarch of Sweden (1771-92)
Birthdate: January 24, 1746
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: March 29, 1792

Gustav III of Sweden, the eldest son of Adolf Fredrik, was a man of culture and a symbol of the Swedish Enlightenment. He is remembered for regaining control over the Swedish parliament and for introducing reforms such as free trade. He was assassinated at a masked ball.

 14 Oscar II of Sweden

Oscar II of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden (1872-1907)
Birthdate: January 21, 1829
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stadsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: December 8, 1907
Oscar II ruled as the king of both Sweden and Norway., His reign witnessed the dissolution of the union between the two countries in 1905. A lover of literature and the arts, he had penned several books and had also built the world’s first open-air museum, near Oslo.

 15 Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden

Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
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Famous As: Monarch of Sweden (1950-73)
Birthdate: November 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 15, 1973

Gustaf VI Adolf reigned as the king of Sweden from 1950 until his death in 1973. He is best remembered for approving the constitutional changes that removed the monarchy's last nominal political powers. He was also an amateur archaeologist and was interested in the cultures of Ancient Italy.

 16 Désirée Clary

Désirée Clary
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: November 8, 1777
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: December 17, 1860

 17 Christian II of Denmark

Christian II of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: July 1, 1481
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nyborg, Denmark
Died: January 25, 1559

 18 Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden

Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: January 23, 1688
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm Palace, Sweden
Died: November 24, 1741

 19 Charles XI of Sweden

Charles XI of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden (1660-1697)
Birthdate: November 24, 1655
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tre Kronor, Sweden
Died: April 5, 1697

Charles XI of Sweden reigned as the king of Sweden from 1660 to 1697. He is credited with correcting Sweden's economic, political, and financial situation, which was largely neglected at that time. Widely regarded as the greatest king in Swedish history, Charles XI is credited with shaping Sweden through major reforms.

 20 Eric of Pomerania

Eric of Pomerania
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1382 AD
Birthplace: Pomerania, Poland
Died: September 24, 1459

 21 Christian I of Denmark

Christian I of Denmark
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Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: January 31, 1426
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oldenburg, Germany
Died: May 21, 1481

 22 Victoria of Baden

Victoria of Baden
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: August 7, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: April 4, 1930

 23 Charles X Gustav of Sweden

Charles X Gustav of Sweden
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: November 8, 1622
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nyköping Castle, Sweden
Died: February 13, 1660

 24 Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden

Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: May 14, 1710
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Germany
Died: February 12, 1771

 25 Frederick I of Sweden

Frederick I of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden
Birthdate: April 28, 1676
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kassel, Germany
Died: April 5, 1751

Frederick I of Sweden reigned as the King of Sweden from 24 March 1720 until his death on 5 April 1751. His reign is seen largely as unsuccessful as Frederick lost interest in state affairs after the first few years as the king and chose instead to focus on hunting and love affairs. Frederick I was succeeded by William VIII.

 26 Josephine of Leuchtenberg

Josephine of Leuchtenberg
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 14, 1807
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: June 7, 1876

 27 Gustaf V of Sweden

Gustaf V of Sweden
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: June 16, 1858
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 29, 1950

Swedish king Gustaf V was the eldest son of King Oscar II. His motto was “With the people for the Fatherland.” Post-World War I, he became a mere constitutional monarch, as the parliamentary government came into full-fledged effect. He was also the first Swedish king to not have a formal coronation.

 28 John III of Sweden

John III of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden from 1569 until his death
Birthdate: December 20, 1537
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stegeborg Castle, Sweden
Died: November 17, 1592

 29 Magnus IV of Sweden

Magnus IV of Sweden
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1316 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: December 1, 1374

 30 Eric XIV of Sweden

Eric XIV of Sweden
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: December 13, 1533
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm Palace, Stockholm
Died: February 26, 1577

 31 Charles XIV John of Sweden

Charles XIV John of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden and Norway
Birthdate: January 26, 1763
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pau, France
Died: March 8, 1844

 32 Sigrid the Haughty

Sigrid the Haughty
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0967 AD
Birthplace: Sweden
Died: 1014 AD

 33 Charles XV of Sweden

Charles XV of Sweden
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: May 3, 1826
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 18, 1872

 34 Charles XIII of Sweden

Charles XIII of Sweden
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 7, 1748
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 5, 1818

 35 Christopher of Bavaria

Christopher of Bavaria
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: February 26, 1416
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
Died: January 6, 1448

 36 Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland

Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: February 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: January 5, 1997

 37 Charles VIII of Sweden

Charles VIII of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden
Birthdate: October 5, 1409
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ekholmen Castle, Sweden
Died: May 15, 1470

 38 Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden

Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden from 1792 until he in 1809 was deposed in a coup
Birthdate: November 1, 1778
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 7, 1837

 39 Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden

Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 1001 AD
Birthplace: Sweden
Died: February 10, 1050

 40 Karin Mansdotter

Karin Mansdotter
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: November 6, 1550
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Uppland, Sweden
Died: September 13, 1612

 41 Frederica of Baden

Frederica of Baden
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 12, 1781
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: September 25, 1826

 42 Styrbjörn the Strong

Styrbjörn the Strong
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sweden
Died: 0985 AD

 43 Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark

Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: September 11, 1656
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: July 26, 1693

 44 Birger, King of Sweden

Birger, King of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden
Birthdate: 1280 AD
Birthplace: Sweden
Died: May 31, 1321

 45 Catherine Jagiellon

Catherine Jagiellon
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Famous As: Queen regnant
Birthdate: November 1, 1526
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: September 16, 1583

 46 Valdemar, King of Sweden

Valdemar, King of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden
Birthdate: 1239 AD
Birthplace: Sweden
Died: December 26, 1302

 47 Gunnhildr Sveinsdóttir

Gunnhildr Sveinsdóttir
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 1060 AD