World-famous author of children's books, well-known especially for the character Pippi Långstrump (Pippi Longstocking)
Inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prize
Kung Gustav Vasa
Liberation fighter and first king of a newly independent Sweden after the fall of the Kalmar Union with Denmark and Norway in 1523.
Prime minister who championed civil rights issues and was murdered in 1986. The killor nor weapon have ever been identified, and the case is still open today.
Nobility author, musician and artist
Lars Magnus Ericsson
Founder of the multi-national telephony corporation Ericsson
Kung Karl XIV Johan
King of Sweden from 1818-1844, married to the the sister-in-law of Napoleon's brother Joseph Bonaparte
Famouos Swedish fine artist
Den heliga Birgitta
"Holy Birgitta" - Catholic patron saint
Founder of IKEA (Ingvar Kamprad from Elmtaryd, Agunnaryd)
Film director and script writer
Carl von Linné (Carolus Linnæus)
World-famoous botanical biologist and doctor from Uppsala
Author featured on the 20-crown note (bill) until 2015. Has a crater on Venus named after her.
General Secretary of the United Nations 1953-1961
Leader and industrialist of AB Volvo
Johan Ericsson (John Ericsson)
Nordic Pagan goddess
Kung Gustav IV Adolf
Opposed Napoleon, which led to the Finnish War, causing Sweden to lose its territory in Finland
Inventor who competed with Thomas Edison in inventing the first lightbulb
Author and journalist
Erik Gustaf Geijer
Swedish diplomat who saved around 100,000 Jews from persecution in Hungary during WWII
Prime Minister of Sweden (2014-), leader of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterna)
Mechanical engineer and inventor of the Cardan joint, otherwise known as the Polhem knot
Major contributor to the Protestant Reformation of Sweden in 1523
Kung Gustav II Adolf
King who led Sweden to becoming one of the largest and leading nations of Europe in the early 17th century
Filand-Swedish author, women's rights fighter and charitor
Carl Edvard Johansson, inventor in the field of mechanical workshop equipment
Photographer famous for medical-related photography
Greatly loved Swedish actress
Composer and organist
Parliamentarian and first woman to become department leader in the United Nations (Social Sciences Department)
Nordic Pagan god
Carl Wilhelm Scheele
Chemist who discovered oxygen
Author known for Hjelpreda I hushållningen för unga Fruentimber ("Guide on Household Work for Young Housewives", rendered in its old spelling)
Scientist and astronomist after whom the temperature measurement Celsius is named
Composer and member of ABBA
Composer and member of ABBA
Recording artist and member of ABBA
Pop and jazz singer, member of ABBA
Jöns Jacob Berzelius
"Father of Swedish chemistry", discovered the elements cerium, selenium, silicon and thorium
Erik Johan Stagnelius
Poet during the Romantic Period
Longest seated finance minister and cabinet member (21 and 31 years, respectively)
Author and theologist who claimed to be able to communicate with the dead and visit both Heaven and Hell
Poet famous for his poems written in the Värmland dialect
Nordig Pagan god of thunder
Swedish football player who now (2016) plays for Paris Saint-Germain in League 1
Scientist and first woman to be elected to the Swedish Academy of Science in 1748
Artist famous for dramatic nature and animal paintings
Journalist and contemporary author especially known for his book Ondskan "Evil"
Leader for the Left Party (Vänsterpartiet)
Popular musician from Göteborg (Gothenburg)
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