List of Swedes


List of Swedes

This is a list of well known Swedes, ordered alphabetically within categories:

Actors

*Maud Adams (born 1945), actress
*Ann-Margret (born 1941), singer and actress
*Pernilla August (born 1958), actress
*Ingrid Bergman (1915–1982), actress
*May Britt (born 1933), actress
*Anita Ekberg, actress
*Britt Ekland (born 1942), actress
*Gösta Ekman (senior) (1920–1971), actor
*Gösta Ekman (born 1939), actor
*Fares Fares (born 1973), actor
*Greta Garbo (1905–1990), actress
*Lars Hanson (1886–1965), actor
*Dolph Lundgren (born 1957), actor
*Gerda Lundequist (1871–1959), actress
*Fredrique Löwen (1760–1813)
*Warner Oland (1879–1938)
*Elisabeth Olin (1740–1828)
*Lena Olin (born 1955), actress
*Inger Stevens (1934-1970), actress
*Peter Stormare, actor
*Stellan Skarsgård, actor
*Max von Sydow (born 1929), actor

Artists

*Sofia Adlersparre (1808–1862), painter
*Lea Ahlborn (1829–1897), the first female Royal printmaker in 1855
*John Bauer (1882–1918), painter, illustrator
*Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007), film director
*Nils von Dardel (1888–1940), painter
*Anna Maria Ehrenstrahl (1666–1729), painter
*Sven Erixson (1899–1970), painter
*Anna Maria Hilfeling, (1713–1783), miniaturist
*Isaac Hirsche Grünewald (1889–1946), Expressionist painter
*Sigrid Hjertén (1885–1948), Fauvist painter
*Helena Isberg (1819–1875), sculptor
*Ernst Josephson (1851–1906)
*Carl Larsson (1859–1928), painter
*Bruno Liljefors (1860–1939), painter
*Amalia Lindegren (1814–1891), painter, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts
*Wilhelmina Krafft (1778–1828), neoclassical painter and miniaturist
*Carl Milles (1875–1955), Swedish sculptor
*Ulrika Pasch , (1735–1796), painter
*Alexander Roslin (1718–1798), painter
*Maria Röhl (1801–1875), sketch artist
*Johan Tobias Sergel (1740–1814), sculptor
*Charlotte Slottsberg (1760–1800)
*Gustaf Tenggren (1896–1973), painter, illustrator
*Anna Maria Thelott (1683–1710), engravor, illustrator, woodcut-artist and miniaturist painter
*Anders Zorn (1860–1920), painter

Clergymen

*Laurentius Petri, archbishop and reformer
*Lewi Pethrus (1884–1974), founder of the Swedish Pentecostal movement
*Olaus Petri, reformer
*Nathan Söderblom, archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize laureate
*Erik Trolle, bishop and statesman
*Kettil Karlsson Vasa, bishop and statesman
*Saint Birgitta (1303–1373), patron saint of Europe
*Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), writer, mystic and philosopher
*Åsa Waldau, cult leader, the 'Bride of Christ'

Diplomats

*Folke Bernadotte (1895–1948), count and diplomat
*Hans Blix (born 1928), diplomat
*Rolf Ekéus, diplomat
*Dag Hammarskjöld (1905–1961), secretary general of the UN
*Raoul Wallenberg (1912–1947), diplomat

Entrepreneurs

*Gustaf Dalén (1869–1937), inventor and entrepreneur
*Lars Magnus Ericsson (1846–1926), industrialist and founder of Ericsson
*John Ericsson (1803–1889), inventor and engineer
*Nils Ericson (1802–1860), railroad pioneer
*Ingvar Kamprad (born 1926), founder of IKEA
*Ivar Kreuger (1880–1932), industrialist and financier
*Gustav de Laval (1845–1913), industrialist
*Alfred Nobel (1833–1896), industrialist, instituted the Nobel Prizes
*Niklas Zennström (born 1966), founder of the KaZaa peer-to-peer file sharing network and Skype peer-to-peer internet telephony network

Film directors

*Ingmar Bergman
*Lasse Hallström
*Oscar A.C. Lund
*Lukas Moodysson
*Alf Sjöberg
*Vilgot Sjöman
*Victor Sjöström (Victor Seastrom)
*Mauritz Stiller
*Bo Widerberg
*Mikael Håfström

Military commanders

*Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt (1757–1814), soldier
*Per Brahe (1602–1680), soldier and politician
*Johan Banér (1596–1641), soldier, Field Marshal
*Georg Carl von Döbeln (1758–1820), soldier
*Jacob Magnus Sprengtporten (1727–1786), soldier and politician
*Lennart Torstensson (1603–1651), Field Marshal
*Karl Gustav von Wrangel (1613–1676), Field Marshal
*Ivor Thord-Gray Mercenary commander who fought with Pancho Villa and others

Models

*Mini Anden
*Malin Andersson
*Charlotte Krona
*Anita Ekberg
*Ulrika Ericsson
*Adina Fohlin
*Lisa Fonssagrives
*Elin Grindemyr
*Faye Hamlin
*Marina Hedman
*Vendela Kirsebom
*Rosie Munter
*Elin Nordegren
*Marcus Schenkenberg
*Victoria Silvstedt
*Emma Sjöberg
*Lena Soderberg
*Anna Sundstrand
*Janna Svenson

Monarchs

*Carl XVI Gustaf (born 1946), current
*Charles XI (1655–1697)
*Charles XII (1682–1718)
*Charles XIII of Sweden (1748–1818)
*Charles XIV John of Sweden (1763–1844)
*Christina (1626–1689), abdicated from the Swedish throne in 1654
*Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (Gustav the Great) (1594–1632)
*Gustav I of Sweden (1496–1560)
*Gustav III of Sweden (1746–1792)
*Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778–1837), abdicated from the Swedish throne in 1809
*Gustav V of Sweden (1858–1950)
*Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (1882–1973)
*Eric XIV of Sweden (1533–1577)
*John III of Sweden (1537–1592)
*Oscar I of Sweden (1799–1859)
*Oscar II of Sweden (1829–1907)
*Olof Skötkonung (c. 965 – c. 1020)
*Queen Silvia of Sweden (born 1943), wife of the present king Carl XVI Gustaf
*Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden (born 1977), heir apparent

Music

*ABBA, pop group
*Amy Diamond, singer
*Ace of Base, band
*A-Teens, pop group
*Alcazar, pop, dance group
*Amon Amarth, metal band
*Andreas Johnson, pop musician
*Army Of Lovers, band
*Bob Hund, pop group
*Pandora, eurodance artist
*The Ark (band), glam-rock group
*Play, pop group
*Mikael Åkerfeldt, lead singer of Opeth
*Alice in videoland, electro, pop, punk band
*Stikkan Anderson (1931–1997), producer
*Hugo Alfvén, composer
*Benny Andersson, musician/composer
*Arch Enemy, metal band
*Kurt Atterberg, composer
*Alice Babs, singer, perhaps best known abroad for her work in the band Swedanes, a collaboration between her and the Danish musicians Svend Asmussen and Ulrik Neumann
*Sven-Erik Bäck, composer
*Alexander Bard, musician/composer/singer-songwriter
*Basshunter, musician
*Bathory, metal band
*Franz Berwald, composer
*Carl Michael Bellman (1740–1795), singer-songwriter
*Karl-Birger Blomdahl, composer
*Blue Swede and Björn Skifs, band
*The Cardigans, band
*Carola, singer
*Jussi Björling, opera singer
*Blindside, Christian rock band
*BWO, electro, pop, dance band
*Dark Tranquillity, metal band
*Gunnar de Frumerie, composer
*Dethklok, also a cartoon
*Dismember, metal band
*Dissection, metal band
*Draconian, metal band
*Eggstone, band
*Entombed, metal band
*Europe, band
*Agnetha Fältskog (born 1950), lead singer from ABBA
*Marie Fredriksson, singer/songwriter solo and Roxette
*Nicolai Gedda, opera singer
*Per Gessle, musician/composer solo and Roxette
*José González, singer/songwriter
*Hammerfall, metal band
*Opeth, metal band
*Bo Hansson, musician
*Jakob Hellman (born 1974), pop singer
*The Hives, band
*Mando Diao, band
*Håkan Hellström, pop singer
*In Flames, melodic death metal band
*Jonny Jakobsen, singer
*Lake of Tears, metal band
*Kent (band), rock band
*The Knife, rock band
*The Tough Alliance, pop duo
*Lars-Erik Larsson, composer
*Jens Lekman, singer-songwriter
*John Dhani Lennevald, singer
*Ingvar Lidholm, composer
*Jenny Lind, singer
*Bo Linde, composer
*Christian Lindberg, musician
*Sara Helena Lumholdt, singer
*Anni-Frid Lyngstad, lead singer from ABBA
*Petra Marklundaka *September, singer/electro, soul, pop, dance band
*Marduk, metal band
*Hillevi Martinpelto, opera singer
*Max Martin, composer
*Daniel Gildenlöw, guitarist, composer (Pain of Salvation)
*Mattias Eklundh, guitarist (Freak Kitchen)
*Fredrik Thordendal, guitarist (Meshuggah)
*Yngwie J. Malmsteen, legendary guitarist and father of neo-classical metal. Paradigm-shifter of rock guitar.
*Millencolin, punk rock band
*Birgit Nilsson, singer
*Christina Nilsson (1843–1921), singer
*Nocturnal Rites, metal band
*John Norum, guitarist (but originally from Vardo Norway
*Gösta Nystroem, composer
*Anne Sofie von Otter (born 1955), singer
*Per Yngve Ohlin (1969–1991), singer of metal bands Morbid and Mayhem
*Stefan Olsdal, bassist/guitarist in Placebo
*Amit Sebastian Paul, singer
*Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer
*The Perishers (band), rock band
*Allan Pettersson, composer
*Povel Ramel (1922–2007), singer
*Ture Rangström, composer
*Refused, Rock Band
*Karin Rehnqvist, composer
*Patrik Ringborg, conductor
*Robyn, singer-songwriter
*Johan Helmich Roman, "the father of Swedish music"
*Hilding Rosenberg, composer
*Roxette, duo
*Marie Eleonor Serneholt, singer
*Skwisgaar Skwigelf, musician
*Tim Skold, best known as bassist (Shotgun Messiah, Skold, KMFDM/MDFMK, OhGr, Marilyn Manson)
*The Sounds, rock band
*Wilhelm Stenhammar, composer
*Evert Taube, singer-songwriter
*Therion, metal band
*Joakim Thåström, rock musician
*Tiger Lou, Rock Band
*Björn Ulvaeus, musician/composer
*Unleashed, metal band
*Cornelis Vreeswijk, singer-songwriter, Considered Swedish, although he never received a Swedish citizenship.
*Sabaton, metal band
*Machinae Supremacy, power-metal band
*Axwell, Swedish House Mafia
*Swedish House Mafia, Ingrosso, Axwell, Eric Prydz, Steve Angello, Laidback Luke
*The Hives, rock band
*Eric Prydz, Swedish DJ

Politicians

*Carl Bildt (born 1949), former prime minister, current minister of foreign affairs
*Gustav Bonde (1620–1667), statesman
*Ingvar Carlsson (born 1934), former prime minister
*Tage Erlander, former prime minister
*Axel von Fersen (1755–1810), statesman
*Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622–1686), statesman
*Louis De Geer (1818–1896), former prime minister
*Arvid Horn (1664–1742), statesman
*Anna Lindh (1957–2003), foreign minister (assassinated)
*Alva Myrdal (1902–1986), politician, agitator
*Axel Oxenstierna (1583–1654), politician
*Olof Palme (1927–1986), former prime minister (assassinated)
*Göran Persson (born 1949), former Prime Minister of Sweden
*Jöran Persson (1530–1568), counsellor to King Erik XIV (executed)
*Fredrik Reinfeldt (born 1965), leader of the Moderate Party and current Prime Minister of Sweden
*Sten Sture the elder (1470-1497 and 1501-1503), statesman

Science

*Hannes Alfvén (1908–1995), "physicist"
*Johann Arfvedson (1792–1841), "chemist"
*Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1779–1848), "chemist"
*Arvid Carlsson (born 1923), "neuroscientist, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology"
*Anders Celsius (1701–1744), "astronomer"
*Eva Ekeblad (1724–1786), "botanist"
*Magnus Jaderberg (born 1954), pharmaceutical physician
*Carolus Linnaeus (1707–1778), "botanist"
*Lise Meitner (1878–1968), "nuclear physicist"
*Christopher Polhem (1661–1751), "physicist"
*Johannes Rydberg (1854–1919), physicist
*Olaus Rudbeckius (1630–1702), "medicine"
*Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742–1786), "chemist"
*Oskar Klein (1894–1977), "physicist"
*Anders Jonas Ångström (1857–1910), "physicist"
*Alfred Nobel, "chemist"

Sports

*Stefan "Lillis" Åkesson - skateboarder
*Daniel Alfredsson (born 1972) - ice hockey player
* Håkan Andersson - ice hockey scout
*Malin Andersson (born 1973) - football player
*Niklas Andersson (born 1971) - ice hockey player
*Magnus Arvedson (born 1971) - ice hockey player
*P. J. Axelsson (born 1975) - ice hockey player
*Kristin Bengtsson (born 1970) - football player
*Kajsa Bergqvist (born 1976) - High Jump athlete
*Björn Borg (born 1956) - tennis player
*Ali Boulala - skateboarder
*Kenny Bräck (born 1966) - Indy Racing League driver
*Martin Dahlin (born 1968) - football player
*Ulf Dahlén (born 1967) - ice hockey player
*Stefan Edberg (born 1966) - tennis player
*Loui Eriksson (born 1985) - ice hockey player
*Sven-Göran Eriksson (born 1948) - football manager
*Magdalena Forsberg (born 1965) - biathlete
*Peter Forsberg (born 1973) - ice hockey player
*Johan Franzén (born 1979) - ice hockey player
*Gillis Grafström (1893–1938) - figure skating Olympic and World Champion
*Anders Graneheim (born 1962) - bodybuilder
*Tomas Gustafson (born 1959) - speed skater Olympic Gold and Silver medalist
*Toini Gustafsson (born 1938) - cross country skier Olympic Gold and Silver medalist
*Johan Hedberg (born 1973) - ice hockey player
*Stefan Holm (born 1976) - Track and Field athlete
*Johan Holmqvist (born 1978) - ice hockey player
*Tomas Holmström (born 1973) - ice hockey player
*Kristian Huselius (born 1978) - ice hockey player
*Zlatan Ibrahimovic (born 1981) - football player
*Ingemar Johansson (born 1932) - World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
*Susanna Kallur (born 1981) - Track and Field athlete
*Jenny Kallur (born 1981) - Track and Field athlete
*Carolina Klüft (born 1983) - Track and Field athlete
*Niklas Kronwall (born 1981) - ice hockey player
*Henrik Larsson (born 1971) - football player
*Nicklas Lidström (born 1970) - ice hockey player
*Andreas Lilja (born 1975) - ice hockey player
*Fredrik Ljungberg (born 1977) - football player
*Hanna Ljungberg (born 1979) - football player
*Mikael Ljungberg (1970–2004) - wrestler
*Håkan Loob (born 1960) - ice hockey player
*Henrik Lundqvist (born 1982) - ice hockey player
*Joel Lundqvist (born 1982) - ice hockey player
*Fredrik Modin (born 1974) - ice hockey player
*Roland Nilsson (born 1963) - football player
*Gunnar Nordahl (1921–1995) - football player
*Magnus Norman (born 1976) - tennis player
*Mattias Norström (born 1972) - ice hockey player
*Michael Nylander (born 1972) - ice hockey player
*Markus Näslund (born 1973) - ice hockey player
*Mats Näslund (born 1959) - ice hockey player
*Mattias Öhlund (born 1976) - ice hockey player
*Jesper Parnevik (born 1965) - golfer
*Samuel Påhlsson (born 1977) - ice hockey player
*Thomas Ravelli (born 1959) - football player
*Tony Rickardsson (born 1970) - speedway motor racer
*Börje Salming (born 1951) - ice hockey player
*Magnus Samuelsson (born 1969) - World's Strongest Man champion
*Mikael Samuelsson (born 1976) - ice hockey player
*Daniel Sedin (born 1980) - ice hockey player
*Henrik Sedin (born 1980) - ice hockey player
*Ingemar Stenmark (born 1956) - alpine skier
*Mats Sundin (born 1971) - ice hockey player
*Ronnie Sundin (born 1970) - ice hockey player
*Niklas Sundström (born 1975) - ice hockey player
*Gunde Svan (born 1962) - cross country skier
*Annika Sörenstam (born 1970) - golfer
*Jan-Ove Waldner (born 1965) - table tennis player
*Thomas Wassberg (born 1956) - Cross country skier Olympic and World Champion
*Per Welinder - skateboarder
*Pernilla Wiberg (born 1970) - alpine skier
*Mats Wilander (born 1964) tennis player
*Magnus Wislander (born 1964) - handball player, voted World Player of the Century 1999
*Johan Wissman (born 1982) - Sprinter 2006 European Athletic Championship 200 m silver medalist
*Henrik Zetterberg (born 1980) - ice hockey player

Writers

*Frans G. Bengtsson (1894–1954), novelist
*Bo Bergman (1869-1967), poet
*Elsa Beskow (1874–1953), children's author
*Karin Boye (1900–1941), poet and novelist
*Fredrika Bremer (1801–1865), writer
*Stig Dagerman (1923–1954), writer
*Gunnar Ekelöf (1907–1968), poet
*Nils Ferlin (1898–1961), poet
*Gustaf Fröding (1860–1911), poet
*Jonas Gardell, writer, comedian
*Jan Guillou (born 1944), novelist, journalist
*Verner von Heidenstam (1859–1940), poet, novelist and Nobel Prize laureate
*Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864–1931), poet and Nobel Prize laureate
*Eyvind Johnson (1900–1976), novelist and Nobel Prize laureate
*Pär Lagerkvist (1891–1974), writer
*Selma Lagerlöf (1858–1940), novelist and Nobel Prize laureate
*Anna Maria Lenngren (1754–1817), poet
*Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002), children's author
*Vendela Hebbe (1808–1899), reporter and novelist
*Henning Mankell, novelist
*Harry Martinson (1904–1978), poet and Nobel Prize laureate
*Vilhelm Moberg (1898–1973), novelist
*Per Nilsson (born 1953)
*Julia Nyberg (1784-1854)
*Peter Pohl (born 1940)
*Birgitta Stenberg, 1932
*August Strindberg (1849–1912), novelist and playwright
*Hjalmar Söderberg (1868–1941),
*Esaias Tegnér (1782–1846), writer

Other notables

*Elsa Brändström (1888–1948), "The Angel of Siberia"
*Horace Engdahl (born 1948), secretary of the Swedish Academy
*Axel Hägerström (1868–1939), philosopher, a founder of the Uppsala school of philosophy
*Lars Johan Hierta (1801–1872), publicist
*Sven Hedin (1865–1952), explorer
*Ulrika Jonsson (born 1967), television presenter
*Göran Kropp (1966–2002), adventurer
*Magnus Samuelsson, professional strongman and farmer, winner of World Strongest Man 1998
*Marcus Samuelsson (born 1970), chef
*Svante Stockselius (born 1955), executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest
*Bengt Wedholm, chef, introduced the pizza in Scandinavia
*Axel Munthe (1857–1949), psychiatrist
*Sigvard Eklund (1911–2000), director of the International Atomic Energy Agency security council from 1961 to 1981
*Emil Christensen (beta 1.0-), leading Counter-Strike player for many years, playing for teams such as Ninjas in Pyjamas and Schroet Kommando.

See also

* List of Finland-Swedes
* List of Swedish Jews
* List of people by nationality
* List of Swedish Americans


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