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Famous People Named Gunnar 

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Who knew there were so many famous people named Gunnar in the world? Our list of celebrities named Gunnar includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Gunnars below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Gunnar, actors named Gunnar, and much more. Gunnar Nordahl, Gunnar Gren, and Gunnar Hansen are only a few of the well-known people named Gunnar on this list.
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Gunnar Nordahl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar

Age: Dec. at 74 (1921-1995)

Birthplace: Hörnefors, Sweden

Nils Gunnar Nordahl (pronounced [ˈɡɵnːar ²nuːɖɑːl]; 19 October 1921 – 15 September 1995) was a Swedish football player. A highly prolific, powerful, and physically strong striker, with an ...more
Gunnar Gren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar

Age: Dec. at 71 (1920-1991)

Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Johan Gunnar Gren (pronounced [ˈɡɵnːar ˈɡreːn]; 31 October 1920 – 10 November 1991) was a Swedish football player and coach. He is best known for playing for IFK Gothenburg and A.C. Milan. A ...more

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Gunnar Hansen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Screenwriter, Author, Actor

Age: 71

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Gunnar Milton Hansen (March 4, 1947 – November 7, 2015) was an Icelandic-born American actor and author best known for playing the mentally impaired cannibal Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw ...more
Gunnar Björnstrand ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Actor

Age: Dec. at 77 (1909-1986)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Knut Gunnar Johanson (13 November 1909 – 26 May 1986) was a Swedish actor known for his frequent work with writer and director Ingmar Bergman.
Gunnar Myrdal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Politician, Economist

Age: Dec. at 89 (1898-1987)

Birthplace: Gagnef, Sweden

Karl Gunnar Myrdal (Swedish: [ˈmyːɖɑːl]; 6 December 1898 – 17 May 1987) was a Swedish economist and sociologist. In 1974, he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Friedrich ...more
Gunnar Johansen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Pianist

Age: Dec. at 85 (1906-1991)

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Gunnar Johansen (January 21, 1906, Copenhagen – May 25, 1991, Madison, Wisconsin) was a Danish-born pianist and composer. He was one of the chief proponents of the music of Ferruccio Busoni, ...more
Gunnar Andersson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Gunnar Andersson

Age: Dec. at 41 (1928-1969)

Birthplace: Arvika, Sweden

Gunnar Andersson may refer to: Gunnar Andersson (footballer) (1928–1969), Swedish footballer Gunnar Andersson (trade unionist) (1890–1946), Swedish trade unionist Gunnar Andersson (politician) ...more
Gunnar D. Hansson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Poet, Novelist, Author

Age: 74

Birthplace: Smögen, Sweden

Gunnar D. Hansson (born 1945 on the island Smögen in Sweden), is an author, poet, essayist, translator and associate professor of literature at Göteborg University. He is an acclaimed ...more
Gunnar Heiberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Poet, Writer, Playwright

Age: Dec. at 72 (1857-1929)

Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Gunnar Edvard Rode Heiberg (18 November 1857 – 22 February 1929) was a Norwegian poet, playwright, journalist and theatre critic.
Gunnar Nelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar

Age: 30

Birthplace: Akureyri, Iceland

Gunnar Lúðvík Nelson (born 28 July 1988) is an Icelandic mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a ...more
Gunnar Ekelöf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Poet, Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 61 (1907-1968)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Bengt Gunnar Ekelöf (15 September 1907, Stockholm – 16 March 1968, Sigtuna) was a Swedish poet and writer. He was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1958 and was awarded an honorary ...more
Gunnar Mathias Michaeli ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Organist, Keyboard player

Age: 56

Birthplace: Upplands Väsby, Sweden

Gunnar Mathias "Mic" Michaeli (born 11 November 1962 in Upplands Väsby, Sweden) is a Swedish keyboardist in the Swedish rock band Europe. Like many of the other Europe members he ...more
Gunnar Säve-Sö... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Scientist, Geologist

Age: Dec. at 38 (1910-1948)

Gunnar Säve-Söderbergh (31 January 1910 – 8 June 1948) was a Swedish palaeontologist and geologist. Säve-Söderbergh was born at Falun, the son of the neurologist Gotthard ...more
Gunnar Heckscher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Political scientist

Age: Dec. at 78 (1909-1987)

Birthplace: Djursholm, Sweden

Gunnar Edvard Heckscher (8 July 1909 – 24 November 1987) was a Swedish political scientist and leader of the Rightist Party (Högerpartiet), which later became the Moderate Party.
Gunnar Sommerfeldt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

Age: Died at 57 (1890-1947)

Birthplace: Denmark

Gunnar Sommerfeldt (4 September 1890 – 30 August 1947) was a Danish actor and film maker. In 1919 he directed Saga Borgarættarinnar, the first feature film shot in Iceland. Sommerfeldt ...more
Gunnar Hellström is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Television director, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 73 (1928-2001)

Birthplace: Alnön, Sweden

Gunnar Hellstrom was a film director, an actor and a screenwriter.
Gunnar Seidenfaden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Diplomat, Botanist

Age: Dec. at 93 (1908-2001)

Gunnar Seidenfaden was a Danish diplomat and botanist. He was Danish ambassador in Thailand 1955-1959, and in the U.S.S.R. 1959-1961. He was an expert on Southeast Asia Orchidaceae. He published ...more
Gunnar Germundson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Screenwriter, Playwright

Age: 56

Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Gunnar Germundson is a playwright.
Gunnar Fant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar

Age: Dec. at 90 (1919-2009)

Carl Gunnar Michael Fant (October 8, 1919 – June 6, 2009) was professor emeritus at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. He was a first cousin of George Fant. Gunnar Fant ...more
Gunnar Jarring is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Gunnar Jarring Diplomat

Age: Dec. at 95 (1907-2002)

Birthplace: Sweden

Gunnar Valfrid Jarring (12 October 1907 – 29 May 2002) was a Swedish diplomat and Turkologist.
Gunnar Gunnarsson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Gunnar Gunnarsson Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 86 (1889-1975)

Birthplace: Fljótsdalur

Gunnar Gunnarsson (18 May 1889 – 21 November 1975) was an Icelandic author who wrote mainly in Danish. He grew up, in considerable poverty, on Valþjófsstaður in ...more
Gunnar Larsson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Swimmer

Age: 67

Birthplace: Malmö Municipality, Sweden

Gunnar Larsson may refer to: Gunnar Larsson (swimmer) (born 1951), former medley swimmer from Sweden Gunnar Larsson (cross-country skier) (born 1944), Swedish cross-country skier Gunnar Larsson ...more
Gunnar Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Race car driver

Age: Dec. at 30 (1948-1978)

Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden

Gunnar Axel Arvid Nilsson (20 November 1948 – 20 October 1978) was a Swedish racing driver. Before entering Formula One, he won the 1975 British Formula 3 Championship. Nilsson entered 32 ...more
Gunnar Lindström is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar

Age: Dec. at 55 (1896-1951)

Birthplace: Eksjö, Sweden

Nils Gunnar Lindström (11 February 1896 – 6 October 1951) was a Swedish javelin thrower. He competed at the 1920, 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics and finished in sixth, second and fourteens ...more
Gunnar Nordström is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Gunnar
Physicist

Age: Dec. at 42 (1881-1923)

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Gunnar Nordström (12 March 1881 – 24 December 1923) was a Finnish theoretical physicist best remembered for his theory of gravitation, which was an early competitor of general relativity. ...more