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List of famous alumni from Lund University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Lund University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Lund University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Lund University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Lund University.

This list is made up of many different graduates, including Elin Nordegren and Björn Ulvaeus.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Lund University?” and “Which celebrities are Lund University alumni?”

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Elin Nordegren is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Elin Nordegren Model, Supermodel, Nanny Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren is a Swedish former nanny, model and the ex-wife of professional golfer Tiger Woods.

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Björn Ulvaeus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Björn Ulvaeus Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter Björn Kristian Ulvaeus is a Swedish songwriter, producer, a former member of the Swedish musical group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and ...more

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Stefan Persson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Stefan Persson Business magnate, Businessperson Carl Stefan Erling Persson is a Swedish business magnate. In March 2013, Forbes reported Persson's net worth as $28 billion making him the richest of Sweden's 12 billionaires and the 17th ...more

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Kathryn V. Marinello is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Kathryn V. Marinello Businessperson Kathryn V. Marinello is the CEO, a Director of the Company and Chairman of the Board for Stream Global Services, a global outsourcing solution provider, providing BPO services for Fortune 1000 ...more

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Nils Christoffer Dunér is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Nils Christoffer Dunér Astronomer Nils Christoffer Dunér was a Swedish astronomer. His parents were Nils Dunér and Petronella. Dunér received his doctorate from Lund University in 1862, was observer at the ...more

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Gustaf Retzius is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Gustaf Retzius Scientist Magnus Gustaf Retzius was a Swedish physician and anatomist who dedicated a large part of his life to researching the histology of the sense organs and nervous system.

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Bertil Ohlin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Bertil Ohlin Politician, Economist Bertil Gotthard Ohlin was a Swedish economist and politician. He was a professor of economics at the Stockholm School of Economics from 1929 to 1965. He was also leader of the People's Party, a ...more

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Tobias Billström is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Tobias Billström Politician Tobias Lennart Billström is a Swedish politician of the Moderate Party and has been first deputy speaker of the Riksdag since 29 September 2014. He served as Minister for Migration and ...more

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Lars Vilks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Lars Vilks Free speech activist, Artist Lars Endel Roger Vilks Lanat is a Swedish artist, Doctor of Philosophy, and activist who garnered fame and notoriety for his drawings of Muhammad, which resulted in at least two failed attempts ...more

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Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn Physicist Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn ForMemRS was a Swedish physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1924 "for his discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy". ...more

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Maria Borelius is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Maria Borelius Politician, Journalist, Entrepreneur Maria Sigrid Astrid Borelius is a Swedish born former Minister for Foreign Trade, Science journalist and entrepreneur, working as advisor to global companies, academies and institutions. Maria ...more

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Ingvar Carlsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Ingvar Carlsson Politician, Actor Gösta Ingvar Carlsson is a Swedish politician who twice served as Prime Minister of Sweden, first from 1986 to 1991 and again from 1994 to 1996. He was leader of the Swedish Social ...more

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Axel Leijonhufvud is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Axel Leijonhufvud Economist Axel Leijonhufvud is a Swedish economist, currently professor emeritus at the University of California Los Angeles and professor at the University of Trento, Italy.

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Carl Linnaeus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Carl Linnaeus Biologist, Scientist, Physician Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné, was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern biological naming scheme of ...more

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Arvid Carlsson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Arvid Carlsson Scientist, Physician Arvid Carlsson is a Swedish scientist who is best known for his work with the neurotransmitter dopamine and its effects in Parkinson's disease. For his work on dopamine, Carlsson was awarded the ...more

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Bengt I. Samuelsson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Bengt I. Samuelsson Chemist Bengt Ingemar Samuelsson is a Swedish biochemist. He was born in Halmstad in southwest Sweden and studied at Stockholm University, where he became a professor in 1967. He shared with Sune K. ...more

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Lars Hörmander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Lars Hörmander Mathematician Lars Valter Hörmander was a Swedish mathematician who has been called "the foremost contributor to the modern theory of linear partial differential equations". He was awarded the ...more

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Lena Ek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Lena Ek Politician, Jurist Lena Ek is a Swedish politician who served as Minister for the Environment from 2011 to 2014. She is a former Member of the European Parliament and Member of the Riksdag. She is a member of the ...more

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Elias Magnus Fries is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Elias Magnus Fries Botanist Elias Magnus Fries was a Swedish mycologist and botanist.

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Jonas Hafström is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Jonas Hafström Diplomat Sven Jonas Gerhardsson Hafström is a Swedish diplomat who was Sweden's Ambassador to the United States from 2007 to 2013.

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Erik Leonard Ekman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Erik Leonard Ekman Botanist Erik Leonard Ekman was a Swedish botanist and explorer .

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Anders Jahan Retzius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Anders Jahan Retzius Chemist, Botanist Anders Jahan Retzius was a Swedish chemist, botanist and entomologist.

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Christian Wilhelm Blomstrand is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Christian Wilhelm Blomstrand Chemist Christian Wilhelm Blomstrand was a Swedish mineralogist and chemist. Blomstrand was born in Växjö, Sweden and studied chemistry at the University of Lund, where he received his Ph.D in ...more

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Johannes Rydberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Johannes Rydberg Physicist Johannes Robert Rydberg was a Swedish physicist mainly known for devising the Rydberg formula, in 1888, which is used to predict the wavelengths of photons emitted by changes in the energy level ...more

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Lawrence M. Friedman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Lawrence M. Friedman Historian, Professor, Author Lawrence M. Friedman is an American law professor and expert in American legal history. He has been a member of the faculty at Stanford Law School since 1968. Friedman received his Bachelor of ...more

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Per Georg Scheutz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Per Georg Scheutz Lawyer Pehr Georg Scheutz was a 19th-century Swedish lawyer, translator, and inventor, who is now best known for his pioneering work in computer technology.

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Mikael Dolsten is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Mikael Dolsten Scientist Dr. Dolsten is Head of Corporate Division Pharma Research/Discovery at Boehringer Ingelheim with responsibility for approximately 1400 discovery scientists and world-wide research in ...more

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Göte Turesson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Göte Turesson Botanist Göte Wilhelm Turesson was a Swedish evolutionary botanist who made significant contributions to ecological genetics, and coined the terms ecotype and agamospecies. He conducted extensive ...more

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Karl Vennberg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Karl Vennberg Poet, Translator, Writer Karl Vennberg was a Swedish poet, writer and translator. Born in Blädinge, Alvesta Municipality, Kronoberg County as the son of a farmer, Vennberg studied at Lund University and in ...more

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Carl Henrik Fredriksson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Carl Henrik Fredriksson Carl Henrik Fredriksson is a Swedish literary critic, columnist, essayist, and translator living in Vienna, Austria. He is the editor-in-chief of the European cultural journals network Eurozine, ...more

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Antje Jackelén is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Antje Jackelén Bishop Antje Jackelén, born 4 June 1955 in Herdecke, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany, is the Lutheran Archbishop of Uppsala in Sweden and primate of the Church of Sweden. On October 15, ...more

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Ludwig Ramberg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Ludwig Ramberg Chemist Ludwig Ramberg was the Swedish chemist who discovered in 1940 the Ramberg-Bäcklund reaction, together with his student Birger Bäcklund.

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Göran Sonnevi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Göran Sonnevi Poet, Translator, Writer Göran Sonnevi is a Swedish poet and translator. Sonnevi grew up in Halmstad; he studied literature and linguistics at the University of Lund, also getting librarian training. For many years ...more

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Per T. Ohlsson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Per T. Ohlsson Journalist Per Evald Torbjörn Ohlsson is a Swedish journalist and author.

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Anders Retzius is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Anders Retzius Scientist Anders Retzius, was a Swedish professor of anatomy and a supervisor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He enrolled at Lund University in 1812 where he studied medicine, and alternated ...more

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Jesper Svenbro is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Jesper Svenbro Philologist, Poet, Writer Jesper Svenbro is a Swedish poet, classical philologist, and member of the Swedish Academy. Svenbro was educated at Lund University, where he was awarded a Ph.D. in 1976 for his dissertation La ...more

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Torsten Hägerstrand is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Torsten Hägerstrand Torsten Hägerstrand was a Swedish geographer. He is known for his work on migration, cultural diffusion and time geography. A native and resident of Sweden, Hägerstrand was a professor ...more

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Charles John Andersson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Charles John Andersson Karl John Andersson was a Swedish explorer, hunter and trader as well as an amateur naturalist and ornithologist. He is most famous for the many books he published about his travels, and for ...more

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Birger Sandzén is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Birger Sandzén Artist Sven Birger Sandzén, known more commonly as Birger Sandzén, was an American painter best known for his landscapes. He produced most of his work while working as an art professor at ...more

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Johan Munck is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Johan Munck Lawyer Johan Munck is a Swedish lawyer and former chairman of the Supreme Court of Sweden. Since 2010, he is the editor of the Swedish code of laws. Johan Munck was born in Malmö, Skåne ...more

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Bo Rothstein is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Bo Rothstein Political scientist Bo Rothstein is an internationally acclaimed Swedish political scientist who holds the August Röhss Chair in Political Science at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The August Röhss ...more

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Jörgen Nilsen Schaumann is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Jörgen Nilsen Schaumann Physician Jörgen Nilsen Schaumann was a Swedish dermatologist. He studied medicine at the University of Lund, obtaining his medicine license in Stockholm in 1907. Subsequently, he performed ...more

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Peter Stilbs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Peter Stilbs Chemist Peter Stilbs is a professor in physical chemistry at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Stilbs earned a master's degree in chemical engineering from the Lund Institute of ...more

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Göran Tunhammar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Göran Tunhammar Politician Göran Tunhammar born 22 December 1946 was the Governor of Skåne County from 2006 to 2012. He was appointed to the position by the government on 1 July 2006. He was CEO for the ...more

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Utoni Nujoma is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Utoni Nujoma Politician Utoni Daniel Nujoma is a Namibian politician who has served in the government of Namibia as Minister of Land Reform since 2015. Previously he was Deputy Minister of Justice from 2005 to 2010, ...more

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Pehr G. Gyllenhammar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Pehr G. Gyllenhammar Politician Pehr Gustaf Gyllenhammar is a Swedish businessman. He is mainly known for his 24 years as CEO and chairman of Volvo, between 1970 and 1994. In the early 1980s he took the initiative for the ...more

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Lennart Ljung is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Lennart Ljung Lennart Ljung is a Swedish Professor in the Chair of Control Theory at Linköping University since 1976. He is known for his pioneering research in system identification, and is regarded as ...more

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Rupiah Banda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Rupiah Banda Politician Rupiah Bwezani Banda is a Zambian politician who was President of Zambia from 2008 to 2011. During the Presidency of Kenneth Kaunda, Banda held important diplomatic posts and was active in ...more

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Tage Erlander is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Tage Erlander Politician, Actor Tage Fritiof Erlander was a Swedish politician who served as Prime Minister of Sweden from 1946 to 1969. He was the leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party and led the government for an ...more

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Göran Therborn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Lund University Alumni
Göran Therborn Göran Therborn FAcSS is a professor of sociology at Cambridge University and is amongst the most highly cited contemporary Marxian-influenced sociologists. He has published widely in ...more