Famous Swedish Leaders

Find out more about the greatest Swedish Leaders, including Olof Palme, Peter Sunde, Göran Persson, Daniel Ek and Bridget of Sweden.

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 1 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.

 2 Carl Emil Pettersson

Carl Emil Pettersson
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Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: October 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 12, 1937
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 3 Olof Palme

Olof Palme
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 28, 1986

 4 Stefan Löfven

Stefan Löfven
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hägersten, Stockholms län, Sweden
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 5 Stefan Persson

Stefan Persson
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Famous As: businessperson
Birthdate: October 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm

 6 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.

 7 Carl Bildt

Carl Bildt
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat, Writer, Blogger, Television presenter
Birthdate: July 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halmstad
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 8 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

 9 Hans Blix

Hans Blix
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Famous As: Swedish diplomat, politician
Birthdate: June 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Uppsala

 10 Anna Lindh

Anna Lindh
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Enskede Parish, Sweden
Died: September 11, 2003

 11 Barbro Holmberg

Barbro Holmberg
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lycksele, Sweden

 12 Göran Persson

Göran Persson
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vingåker

 13 Margot Wallstrom

Margot Wallstrom
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Skellefteå, Västerbotten, Sweden

 14 Fredrik Reinfeldt

Fredrik Reinfeldt
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Famous As: Politician, Economist
Birthdate: August 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Österhaninge

 15 Birger Jarl

Birger Jarl
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 1200 AD
Birthplace: Östergötland County, Sweden
Died: October 21, 1266

 16 Amanda Lind

Amanda Lind
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden

 17 Axel Oxenstierna

Axel Oxenstierna
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: June 16, 1583
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Enköping Municipality, Sweden
Died: August 28, 1654

 18 Tage Erlander

Tage Erlander
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ransäter
Died: June 21, 1985

 19 Alice Bah Kuhnke

Alice Bah Kuhnke
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Malmö, Sweden

 20 Ingvar Carlsson

Ingvar Carlsson
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boras

 21 Charles XIV John of Sweden

Charles XIV John of Sweden
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Famous As: King of Sweden
Birthdate: January 26, 1763
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Died: March 8, 1844

 22 Alva Myrdal

Alva Myrdal
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: January 31, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: February 1, 1986

Alva Myrdal was a Swedish politician, diplomat, and sociologist. She played a major role during the disarmament movement in Sweden, for which she was honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 1982. She also chaired the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute after playing a key role in its creation. Throughout her career, Myrdal was honored with many prestigious awards.

 23 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

 24 Mona Sahlin

Mona Sahlin
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sollefteå, Sweden

 25 Cecilia Malmström

Cecilia Malmström
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 26 Annie Loof

Annie Loof
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Värnamo, Sweden

 27 Hjalmar Branting

Hjalmar Branting
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 23, 1860
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 24, 1925

 28 Anna Kinberg Batra

Anna Kinberg Batra
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Skärholmen, Sweden

 29 Nyamko Sabuni

Nyamko Sabuni
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 31, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bujumbura, Burundi

 30 Isabella Lovin

Isabella Lovin
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden

 31 Per Albin Hansson

Per Albin Hansson
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 28, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Malmö Municipality, Sweden
Died: October 6, 1946

 32 Thorbjörn Fälldin

Thorbjörn Fälldin
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Famous As: Politician, Prime Minister
Birthdate: April 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vingåker Municipality
Died: July 23, 2016

 33 Ylva Johansson

Ylva Johansson
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huddinge, Sweden

 34 Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson

Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
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Famous As: Rebel
Birthdate: 1390 AD
Birthplace: Norberg, Sweden
Died: May 4, 1436

 35 Carl Gustaf Wrangel

Carl Gustaf Wrangel
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: December 23, 1613
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: June 25, 1676

 36 Ann Linde

Ann Linde
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Helsingborg, Scania, Sweden

 37 Christina Gyllenstierna

Christina Gyllenstierna
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Famous As: Politicians
Birthdate: 1494 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: December 31, 1559

 38 Lennart Torstenson

Lennart Torstenson
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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: August 17, 1603
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vänersborg Municipality, Sweden
Died: April 7, 1651

 39 Ulla Lofven

Ulla Lofven
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sweden

 40 Anna Konig Jerlmyr

Anna Konig Jerlmyr
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 41 Sten Sture the Elder

Sten Sture the Elder
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 1440 AD
Birthplace: Sweden
Died: December 14, 1503

 42 Per Brahe the Younger

Per Brahe the Younger
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Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: February 18, 1602
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rydboholm Castle, Sweden
Died: September 12, 1680

 43 Sten Sture the Younger

Sten Sture the Younger
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Famous As: Regent
Birthdate: 1493 AD
Birthplace: Sweden
Died: February 3, 1520

 44 Klas Pontus Arnoldson

Klas Pontus Arnoldson
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Famous As: Politician, Journalist, Writer, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: October 27, 1844
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gothenburg
Died: February 20, 1916

 45 Johan Banér

Johan Banér
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Famous As: Field Marshal
Birthdate: June 23, 1596
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Djursholm, Sweden
Died: May 10, 1641

 46 Hjalmar Hammarskjöld

Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 4, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tuna, Sweden
Died: October 12, 1953

 47 Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt

Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt
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Famous As: Courtier
Birthdate: March 31, 1757
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tarvasjoki, Swedish Finland
Died: August 19, 1814

 48 Johan Björnsson Printz

Johan Björnsson Printz
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Famous As: Governor
Birthdate: July 20, 1592
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bottnaryd, Sweden
Died: May 3, 1663

 49 Erik Dahlbergh

Erik Dahlbergh
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Famous As: Military engineer
Birthdate: October 10, 1625
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: January 16, 1703

 50 Laila Freivalds

Laila Freivalds
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Famous As: Swedish Politician
Birthdate: June 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riga