Uppsala University

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Discover the notable alumni of Uppsala University. The list includes people like Anna Eberstein, Gustaf V of Sweden, Emmanuel Swedenborg, Hans Rosling & Louise of Sweden. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, intellectuals & academics, scientists, writers and leaders etc.
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 1 
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
(Heir Apparent to the Swedish Throne and Eldest Child of King ‘Carl XVI Gustav’ and Queen ‘Silvia’)
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 2 
Dag Hammarskjöld
(Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 to 1961)
Dag Hammarskjöld
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jönköping, Sweden
Died: September 18, 1961
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
3
Birthdate: April 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden
 4 
August Strindberg
(Father of Modern Swedish Literature)
August Strindberg
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1849
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 14, 1912
 5 
Swedenborg
(Swedish Christian Scientist, Philosopher and Theologian Best Known for His Book ‘Heaven and Hell’)
Swedenborg
3
Birthdate: January 29, 1688
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: March 29, 1772
 6 
Charles XII of Sweden
(King of Sweden (1697 – 1718))
Charles XII of Sweden
8
Birthdate: June 27, 1682
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: December 11, 1718
 7 
Hans Rosling
(Swedish Physician, Co-Founder and Chairman of the 'Gapminder Foundation')
Hans Rosling
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: February 7, 2017
Charles X Gustav of Sweden
0
Birthdate: November 8, 1622
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nyköping Castle, Sweden
Died: February 13, 1660
 9 
Louise of Sweden
(Queen of Denmark)
Louise of Sweden
1
Birthdate: October 31, 1851
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: March 20, 1926
 10 
Svante Pääbo
(As one of the founder of paleogenetics, he has worked extensively on the neanderthal genome)
Svante Pääbo
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 20, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 11 
Carl Wilhelm Scheele
(Swedish German Chemist Who Discovered Oxygen)
Carl Wilhelm Scheele
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 9, 1742
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stralsund, Germany
Died: May 21, 1786
 12 
Oscar II of Sweden
(King of Sweden from 1872 to 1907)
Oscar II of Sweden
2
Birthdate: January 21, 1829
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stadsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: December 8, 1907
 13 
Sigvard Bernadotte
(Count of Wisborg)
Sigvard Bernadotte
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 4, 2002
 14 
Anna Lindh
(Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden)
Anna Lindh
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 11, 2003
Charles XV of Sweden
1
Birthdate: May 3, 1826
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 18, 1872
 16 
Sven Hedin
(Swedish Geographer, Topographer and Explorer Who Published Books About His Travels All Over Asia and the Middle East)
Sven Hedin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 26, 1952
 17 
Håkan Nesser
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kumla, Sweden
 18 
Alva Myrdal
(Swedish Politician and Sociologist & Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982)
Alva Myrdal
0
Birthdate: January 31, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: February 1, 1986
 19 
Gustaf de Laval
(Swedish Engineer and Inventor Known for His Contributions to the Design of Steam Turbines)
Gustaf de Laval
0
Birthdate: May 9, 1845
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden
Died: February 2, 1913
 20 
Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
(King of Sweden from 1950 to 1973)
Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
3
Birthdate: November 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 15, 1973
 21 
Asa Larsson
(Writer)
Asa Larsson
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
 22 
Axel Munthe
(Swedish-born Psychiatrist and Medical Doctor)
Axel Munthe
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 31, 1857
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oskarshamn, Sweden
Died: February 11, 1949
 23 
Sara Danius
(Literary Critic)
Sara Danius
0
Birthdate: April 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Täby, Sweden
Died: October 12, 2019
 24 
Gustaf V
(Former King of Sweden (1907 - 1950))
Gustaf V
2
Birthdate: June 16, 1858
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 29, 1950
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 25 
Pär Lagerkvist
(Swedish Author Who Won the 1951 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Pär Lagerkvist
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 23, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Växjö, Sweden
Died: July 11, 1974
 26 
Nyamko Sabuni
(Politician)
Nyamko Sabuni
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bujumbura, Burundi
 27 
Hjalmar Branting
(Former Prime Minister of Sweden Who Served for Three Terms Between 1920 and 1924)
Hjalmar Branting
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 23, 1860
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 24, 1925
 28 
Carl Michael Bellman
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 4, 1740
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 11, 1795
 29 
Ebba Busch
(Leader of the Christian Democrats)
Ebba Busch
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
 30 
Rudolf Kjellén
(Swedish Political Scientist, Geographer and Politician Who First Coined the Term 'Geopolitics')
Rudolf Kjellén
0
Birthdate: June 13, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Torsö, Sweden
Died: November 14, 1922
 31 
Hugo Alfvén
(Composer)
Hugo Alfvén
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 1, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 8, 1960
 32 
Wilhelm Stenhammar
(Composer, Conductor)
Wilhelm Stenhammar
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 7, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 20, 1927
Prince Eugen, Duke of Narke
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 1, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Drottningholm Palace, Sweden
Died: August 17, 1947
 34 
Carl Peter Thunberg
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 11, 1743
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jönköping, Sweden
Died: August 8, 1828
 35 
Johan Gadolin
(Finnish Physicist, Chemist, and Mineralogist Who Achieved Popularity for His Description of Yttrium)
Johan Gadolin
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 5, 1760
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: August 15, 1852
 36 
Per-Olov Enquist
(Swedish Author and Journalist Known for His Documentary-Style Novels)
Per-Olov Enquist
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hjoggböle, Sweden
Died: April 25, 2020
 37 
Karin Boye
(Considered as One of the Leading Poets of Swedish Modernism)
Karin Boye
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 26, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Died: April 24, 1941
 38 
Ludvig Nordström
0
Birthdate: February 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Härnösand, Sweden
Died: April 15, 1942
 39 
Gösta Mittag-Leffler
(Swedish Mathematician Who Founded the International Mathematical Journal Acta Mathematica)
Gösta Mittag-Leffler
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 16, 1846
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: July 7, 1927
 40 
Marcus Wallenberg Jr.
(Banker, Tennis player)
Marcus Wallenberg Jr.
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 13, 1982
 41 
Helge von Koch
(Mathematician)
Helge von Koch
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 25, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: March 11, 1924
 42 
Theodor Svedberg
(Swedish Chemist and Nobel Laureate for His Research on Colloids and Proteins Using the Ultracentrifuge)
Theodor Svedberg
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 30, 1884
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Valbo, Sweden
Died: February 25, 1971
 43 
Eli Heckscher
(Swedish Political Economist and Economic Historian Known for His Contributions to 'International Trade Theory')
Eli Heckscher
0
Birthdate: November 24, 1879
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: December 23, 1952
 44 
Lennart Carleson
(Swedish Mathematician)
Lennart Carleson
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
 45 
Magnus Gabriel, count de la Gardie
(Swedish Military Man and Statesman)
Magnus Gabriel, count de la Gardie
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1622
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Died: April 26, 1686
 46 
Christopher Polhem
(Swedish Scientist, Inventor and Industrialist)
Christopher Polhem
0
Birthdate: December 18, 1661
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gotland, Sweden
Died: August 30, 1751
 47 
Gustaf Fröding
(Swedish Author and Poet)
Gustaf Fröding
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 22, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alster, Sweden
Died: February 8, 1911
 48 
Anna Tibaijuka
(Politician)
Anna Tibaijuka
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kagabiro, Tanganyika
 49 
Lars Wivallius
(Swedish Poet, Auditor, Cartoonist, and Adventurer)
Lars Wivallius
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1605 AD
Birthplace: Örebro, Sweden
Died: April 6, 1669
 50 
Carl Jonas Love Almqvist
(Swedish Author Who Was a Master of Romanticism and Realism)
Carl Jonas Love Almqvist
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1793
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 26, 1866