sweden Famous Chemists from Sweden

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List of notable or famous chemists from Sweden, with bios and photos, including the top chemists born in Sweden and even some popular chemists who immigrated to Sweden. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swedish chemists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These chemists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known chemist from Sweden is included when available.

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This historic chemists from Sweden list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swedish chemists of note?" and "Who are the most famous chemists from Sweden?" These prominent chemists of Sweden may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swedish chemists.

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Alfred Nobel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Chemists from Sweden
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Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer. He was the inventor of dynamite. Nobel also owned Bofors, which he had redirected from its previous role as primarily an iron and steel producer to a major manufacturer of cannon and other armaments. Nobel ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1833-1896)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Profession: Chemist, Inventor, Scientist, Engineer

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Anders Jahan Retzius is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Chemists from Sweden
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Anders Jahan Retzius was a Swedish chemist, botanist and entomologist. ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1742-1821)

Birthplace: Kristianstad, Sweden

Profession: Chemist, Botanist

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Arne Wilhelm Kaurin Tiselius was a Swedish biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1948 "for his research on electrophoresis and adsorption analysis, especially for his discoveries concerning the complex nature of the serum proteins." ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1902-1971)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Profession: Chemist

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Axel Fredrik Cronstedt


Baron Axel Fredrik Cronstedt was a Swedish mineralogist and chemist who discovered nickel in 1751 as a mining expert with the Bureau of Mines. Cronstedt described it as kupfernickel. This name arises because the ore has a similar appearance to copper and a mischievous sprite was supposed by miners ...more

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Age: Died at 43 (1722-1765)

Birthplace: Sweden

Profession: Chemist