Famous Swedish Non-Fiction Writers

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Jöns Jacob Berzelius
(Chemist, Non-fiction writer, University teacher)
Jöns Jacob Berzelius
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Birthdate: August 20, 1779
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Östergötland
Died: August 7, 1848

Jöns Jacob Berzelius was a Swedish chemist who is often counted among the founders of modern chemistry alongside Robert Boyle, Antoine Lavoisier, and John Dalton. He is also referred to as the Father of Swedish Chemistry. Jöns Jacob Berzelius is also credited with making immense contributions to the field of stoichiometry. In 1836, he was honored with the Copley Medal.

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Carl Peter Thunberg
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Birthdate: November 11, 1743
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jönköping, Sweden
Died: August 8, 1828

Carl Peter Thunberg was a Swedish naturalist best remembered as one of the apostles of Carl Linnaeus. Along with other students of Linnaeus, Thunberg spent seven years in Asia and southern Africa, gathering and describing animals and plants new to European science. Thanks to his extensive research on plants, Thunberg is referred to as the father of South African botany.      

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Jan Myrdal
(Writer)
Jan Myrdal
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Birthdate: July 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 30, 2020

Born to Nobel-winning parents Alva and Gunnar Myrdal, Jan Myrdal grew up to be a renowned author and filmmaker. He and his third wife, Kessle, traveled around places such as Afghanistan and India and penned works associated with politics and travel. He also wrote a series of semi-autobiographical "I- Novels."

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

Klas Pontus Arnoldson was a Swedish politician, author, journalist, and pacifist. He is best remembered for winning the Nobel Peace Prize alongside Fredrik Bajer in 1908. He is credited with founding the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society, a non-governmental organization dedicated to peace, democratization, and disarmament.