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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 held 350 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. His fortune was used posthumously to institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him. His name also survives in modern-day companies such as Dynamit Nobel and AkzoNobel, which are descendants of mergers with companies Nobel himself established. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 63 (1833-1896)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 79 (1742-1821)

Birthplace: Kristianstad, Sweden

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 69 (1902-1971)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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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 to be the cause of their failure to extract copper from it. He was a pupil of Georg Brandt, the discoverer of cobalt. Cronstedt is one of the founders of modern mineralogy and is described as the founder by John Griffin in his 1827 A Practical Treatise on the Use of the Blowpipe. Cronstedt also discovered the mineral scheelite in 1751. He named the mineral tungsten, meaning heavy stone in Swedish. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 43 (1722-1765)

Birthplace: Sweden