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

These people, like Folke Bernadotte and Raoul Wallenberg include images when available.

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

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Alva Myrdal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Diplomats from Sweden
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Alva Myrdal was a Swedish sociologist and politician. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982. She married Gunnar Myrdal in 1924. Born in Uppsala, she first came to public notice in the 1930s, and was one of the main driving forces in the creation of the Swedish welfare state. She coauthored the ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1902-1986)

Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden

Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Writer

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Axel von Fersen the Younger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Diplomats from Sweden
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Hans Axel von Fersen was a Swedish count, Marshal of the Realm of Sweden, a Lieutenant General in the Royal Swedish Army, one of the Lords of the Realm, aide-de-camp to Rochambeau in the American Revolutionary War, diplomat and statesman. He is famous in history as the friend of Queen Marie ...more

Age: Died at 55 (1755-1810)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Profession: Politician, Diplomat

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Baron I. Karl-Gustav E. Lagerfelt


Baron I. Karl-Gustav E. Lagerfelt was the Consul of the Swedish Royal Legation to Japan after World War II, during the time of the case of Sweden v. Yamaguchi. Baron Lagerfelt was a member of the Swedish delegation to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade talks in 1974, and served as Sweden's ...more

Profession: Diplomat

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Birger Dahlerus


Johan Birger Essen Dahlerus was a Swedish businessman, amateur diplomat, and friend of Hermann Göring who tried through diplomatic channels to prevent the Second World War. His futile diplomatic efforts during the days preceding the German invasion of Poland in 1939 are sometimes called the Dahlerus ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1891-1957)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Profession: Diplomat