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 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.

 3 Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden
Birthdate: April 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Haga Palace, Solna Municipality, 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.

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 4 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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 5 Gustav I of Sweden

Gustav I of Sweden
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: May 12, 1496
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rydboholm Castle, Uppland or Lindholmen, 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.

 6 Charles XI of Sweden

Charles XI of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden
Birthdate: November 24, 1655
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tre Kronor
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.

 7 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
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 8 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

 9 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

 10 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

 11 Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden

Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
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Famous As: Former King of Sweden
Birthdate: November 15, 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.

 12 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

 13 John III of Sweden

John III of Sweden
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: December 20, 1537
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Söderköping
Died: November 17, 1592

 14 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

 15 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

 16 Sigrid the Haughty

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

 17 Gustav III of Sweden

Gustav III of Sweden
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Famous As: King
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.

 18 Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden

Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden
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Famous As: King
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.

 19 Oscar II of Sweden

Oscar II of Sweden
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Famous As: King
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.

 20 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

 21 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

 22 Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden

Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: November 1, 1778
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm Palace

 23 Charles XIII of Sweden

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

 24 Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden

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

 25 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

 26 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

 27 Styrbjörn the Strong

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

 28 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

 29 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