Famous Engineers from Sweden

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

List people include John Ericsson, Alfred Nobel and many more.

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

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  • Alfred Nobel
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    Alfred Bernhard Nobel (; Swedish: [ˈalfrɛd nʊˈbɛlː] (listen); 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish businessman, chemist, engineer, inventor, and philanthropist. Nobel held 355 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him.Known for inventing 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. After reading a premature obituary which condemned him for profiting from the sales of arms, he bequeathed his fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes. His name also survives in modern-day companies such as ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1833-1896)
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Anna Maria Le Moine (born 30 October 1973 in Sveg as Anna Bergström; also formerly known as Anna Svärd), is a Swedish curler. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, she was the lead for the Swedish team who won the gold-medal after a thrilling final game. She currently lives in Stockholm, and plays for Härnösands CK, Härnösand. Le Moine starred, as well as her teammates, in the videoclip "Hearts on Fire" by the Swedish metal band HammerFall.
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Sveg, Sweden
  • Baltzar von Platen
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    Baltzar von Platen (24 February 1898 – 29 April 1984), together with Carl Munters, was the inventor of the gas absorption refrigerator in 1922 while they were both Swedish engineering students at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The technique produced "cold" from a heat source such as propane, electricity, or kerosene. In 1923 production by AB Arctic began. In 1925 AB Arctic was purchased by Electrolux, which began selling them worldwide. Servel purchased rights to manufacture the refrigerator in 1925 and was the only U.S. manufacturer for many years. Von Platen was awarded the Franklin Institute's John Price Wetherill Medal in 1932. Baltzar von Platen also worked ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1898-1984)
    • Birthplace: Malmö Municipality, Sweden
  • Carl-Henric Svanberg (born 29 May 1952), is a Swedish businessman and current Chairman of Volvo. He was Chairman of BP for eight years, from 2010 to 2018.
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Porjus, Sweden
  • Erik Dahlbergh
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    Erik Dahlbergh

    Count Erik Jönsson Dahlbergh (10 October 1625 – 16 January 1703) was a Swedish military engineer, Governor-general and Field marshal. He was born of peasant stock but he eventually rose to the level of nobility through his military competence. As an architect and draftsman, he was renowned for fortification works. His collection of engravings Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna is a remarkable work of topographical research.
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1625-1703)
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Ernst Frederick Werner Alexanderson (January 25, 1878 – May 14, 1975) was a Swedish-American electrical engineer, who was a pioneer in radio and television development. He invented the Alexanderson alternator, an early radio transmitter used between 1906 and the 1930s for longwave long distance radio transmission. Alexanderson also created the amplidyne, a direct current amplifier used during the Second World War for controlling anti-aircraft guns.
    • Age: Dec. at 97 (1878-1975)
    • Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden