Famous Swedish Intellectuals & Academics

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 1 Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: July 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: February 7, 2017

 2 Emmanuel Swedenborg

Emmanuel Swedenborg
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: January 29, 1688
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: March 29, 1772
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 3 Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom
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Famous As: Philosopher, University teacher, Computer scientist
Birthdate: March 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swedish

 4 Gunnar Myrdal

Gunnar Myrdal
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: December 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: May 17, 1987

Son of a building contractor, Nobel Memorial Prize-winning Swedish economist and sociologist Gunnar Myrdal attained a Rockefeller fellowship to the U.S. and also taught as a professor. Through his book An American Dilemma, he explored the socio-economic issues of the African-American community and laid down concepts such as cumulative causation.

 5 Fredrik Reinfeldt

Fredrik Reinfeldt
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Famous As: Politician, Economist
Birthdate: August 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Swedish

 6 Sven Hedin

Sven Hedin
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Famous As: Geographer, Explorer
Birthdate: February 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: November 26, 1952

 7 Carl-Henric Svanberg

Carl-Henric Svanberg
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Economist
Birthdate: May 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swedish
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 8 Håkan Nesser

Håkan Nesser
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Famous As: Writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: February 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swedish

 9 Alva Myrdal

Alva Myrdal
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Famous As: Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Birthdate: January 31, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: February 1, 1986

 10 Knut Wicksell

Knut Wicksell
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Famous As: Economist, University teacher
Birthdate: December 20, 1851
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: May 3, 1926

 11 Arvid Carlsson

Arvid Carlsson
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Famous As: Neuropharmacologist
Birthdate: January 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: June 29, 2018

 12 Ivar Jacobson

Ivar Jacobson
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Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer, Inventor
Birthdate: September 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swedish

 13 Bertil Gotthard Ohlin

Bertil Gotthard Ohlin
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: April 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swedish
Died: August 3, 1979

Bertil Gotthard Ohlin was a Swedish economist best known for developing what became known as the Heckscher–Ohlin model together with Eli Heckscher. He had a long career as a professor of economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. Along with British economist James Meade, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1977. 

 14 Vilhelm Moberg

Vilhelm Moberg
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 20, 1898
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: August 8, 1973

 15 Gad Anders Rausing

Gad Anders Rausing
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Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: May 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swedish
Died: January 20, 2000

 16 Rudolf Kjellén

Rudolf Kjellén
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Famous As: Political Scientist
Birthdate: June 13, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swedish
Died: November 14, 1922

 17 Eli Filip Heckscher

Eli Filip Heckscher
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: November 24, 1879
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: December 23, 1952

 18 Gustav Cassel

Gustav Cassel
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: October 20, 1866
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swedish
Died: January 14, 1945

 19 Torbern Olof Bergman

Torbern Olof Bergman
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Famous As: Chemist and naturalist
Birthdate: March 20, 1735
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swedish
Died: July 8, 1784

 20 Johannes Magnus

Johannes Magnus
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: March 19, 1488
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swedish
Died: March 22, 1544

 21 Johan Gunnar Andersson

Johan Gunnar Andersson
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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: July 3, 1874
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swedish
Died: October 29, 1960

 22 Erik Gustaf Geijer

Erik Gustaf Geijer
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 12, 1783
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swedish
Died: April 23, 1847

 23 Erik Robert Lindahl

Erik Robert Lindahl
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: November 21, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swedish
Died: January 6, 1960

 24 Axel Hägerström

Axel Hägerström
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: September 6, 1868
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: July 7, 1939

 25 Anders Retzius

Anders Retzius
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: October 13, 1796
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swedish
Died: April 18, 1860

 26 Oscar Montelius

Oscar Montelius
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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: September 9, 1843
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: November 4, 1921

 27 Georg Stiernhielm

Georg Stiernhielm
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Famous As: Civil servant
Birthdate: August 7, 1598
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: April 22, 1672

 28 Lennart Hellsing

Lennart Hellsing
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Famous As: Linguist, Poet, Writer, Translator, Children's writer
Birthdate: June 5, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swedish
Died: November 25, 2015

 29 Nils Edén

Nils Edén
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: August 25, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: June 16, 1945

 30 Olof von Dalin

Olof von Dalin
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 29, 1708
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: August 12, 1763

 31 Herbert Tingsten

Herbert Tingsten
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Famous As: Political Sientist
Birthdate: March 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swedish
Died: December 26, 1973

 32 Erland Nordenskiöld

Erland Nordenskiöld
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Famous As: Archeologist
Birthdate: July 19, 1877
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swedish
Died: July 5, 1932

 33 Thomas Thorild

Thomas Thorild
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 18, 1759
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Swedish
Died: October 1, 1808

 34 Oscar Levertin

Oscar Levertin
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 17, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swedish
Died: September 22, 1906

 35 Harald Hjärne

Harald Hjärne
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: May 2, 1848
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swedish
Died: January 6, 1922

 36 Axel Brusewitz

Axel Brusewitz
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: June 9, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swedish
Died: September 27, 1950