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Famous People Named Sven

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Ever wondered how many famous people named Sven there are? This list of celebrities named Sven includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Svens on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Sven, actors named Sven, and even athletes named Sven. Well-known Svens like Sven Väth, Sven Kramer, and Sven Fischer are just the start of this list.
  • Record producer, Disc jockey


    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany


    Sven Väth (born 26 October 1964) is a German DJ/producer and three time DJ Awards winner whose career in electronic music spans well over 30 years. The single “Electrica Salsa” with OFF launched his...  more

    #104 of 313 The Best DJs in the World Right Now#83 of 321 The Most Influential DJs of All Time#122 of 167 The Best House Music DJs

  • Athlete, Speed Skater


    BirthplaceHeerenveen, Netherlands


    Sven Kramer (born 23 April 1986) is a Dutch long track speed skater who has won an all-time record nine World Allround Championships as well as a record ten European Allround Championships. He is the...  more
  • Sven Fischer (born 16 April 1971) is a former German biathlete. He trained with the WSV Oberhof 05 club, and was coached by Frank Ullrich and Fritz Fischer (national coaches) and Klaus Siebert (club...  more
  • Songwriter, Musician



    Sven Erik Kristiansen (born 4 February 1969) is a Norwegian musician. He is best known as the former vocalist in the black metal band Mayhem under the stage name Maniac....  more
  • Age54

    BirthplaceHanover, Germany


    Sven Pipien (born 30 May 1967, in Hanover, Germany) is a musician best known as the bassist of the hard rock band The Black Crowes....  more
  • Musician, Writer


    BirthplaceBremen, Germany


    Sven Regener (born 1 January 1961) is a German musician and writer living in Berlin. In 1982 he recorded his first LP with the band Zatopek and in 1984 he joined Neue Liebe. In 1985 he founded the...  more
  • Footballer


    BirthplaceSchorndorf, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Sven Ulreich (born 3 August 1988) is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bundesliga side Bayern Munich....  more
  • Footballer


    BirthplaceRosenheim, Germany


    Sven Bender (German pronunciation: [ˈsvɛn ˈbɛndɐ]; born 27 April 1989) is a German footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder and central defender for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and...  more

    #6 of 80 Twins in Sports#639 of 1,185 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#7 of 56 Soccer Players Who Retired in 2021

  • Sven Åke Albert Rydell (14 January 1905 – 4 April 1975) was a Swedish footballer who played as a forward. He was the all-time leading scorer for the Swedish national team until 4 September 2014, when...  more
  • Age87

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden


    Sven Justus Fredrik Wollter (born 11 January 1934) is a Swedish actor.Wollter has starred in many films such as The Sacrifice, The Man on the Roof, The Man from Majorca, House of Angels and...  more
  • Politician, Geographer

    AgeDec. at 87 (1865-1952)

    BirthplaceSweden, Stockholm County, Eurasia, Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality


    Sven Anders Hedin, KNO1kl RVO, (19 February 1865 – 26 November 1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer, and illustrator of his own works. During four...  more
  • Journalist, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceMalmö Municipality, Sweden


    Sven Alarik Melander (born 30 October 1947) is a Swedish journalist, comedian, TV show host and actor. He led the Swedish TV show Snacka om nyheter after the unexpected death of original host Stellan...  more
  • Actor, Film Director

    AgeDec. at 88 (1918-2006)

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden


    Sven Lindberg (20 November 1918 – 25 December 2006) was a Swedish film actor and director. He was born and died in Stockholm, Sweden. At the 29th Guldbagge Awards he won the award for Best Actor for...  more
  • Age75

    BirthplaceSweden, Eurasia, Helsingborg


    Sven Otto Rickard Nordqvist (born 30 April 1946) is a Swedish writer and illustrator of children's books, best known for his series Pettson and Findus, about the old farmer Pettson and his talented...  more
  • Ice Hockey Player


    BirthplaceItzehoe, Germany

    NationalityCanada, Germany

    Sven Butenschön (born March 22, 1976 in Itzehoe, West Germany) is a German-Canadian ice hockey coach and a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently serving as head coach at the...  more
  • Sven Birkerts (born September 21, 1951) is an American essayist and literary critic of Latvian ancestry. He is best known for his book The Gutenberg Elegies, which posits a decline in reading due to...  more
  • Sven Kums (born 26 February 1988) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Anderlecht....  more
  • NationalityNorway

  • Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 83 (1922-2006)

    BirthplaceMoheda, Sweden


    Sven Vilhem Nykvist (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈsvɛnː ˈvɪlːhɛlm ²nyːkvɪst]) (3 December 1922 – 20 September 2006) was a Swedish cinematographer. He worked on over 120 films, but is known especially for...  more
  • Businessperson, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 76 (1876-1953)

    BirthplaceKumla Municipality, Sweden


    Sven Gustaf Wingqvist (10 December 1876 – 17 April 1953) was a Swedish engineer, inventor and industrialist, and one of the founders of Svenska Kullagerfabriken (SKF), one of the world's leading ball...  more
  • Ice Hockey Player


    BirthplaceLangenthal, Switzerland


    Sven Bärtschi (sometimes spelled: Baertschi) (born 5 October 1992) is a Swiss professional ice hockey player who plays for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played his...  more
  • Sven Koenig is a full professor in computer science at the University of Southern California. He received an M.S. degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991 and...  more
  • Alutiiq Curator, Anthropologist


    BirthplaceOld Harbor, Alaska

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sven Haakanson, Jr. (born 1967) (Alutiiq) is an American anthropologist who specializes in documenting and preserving the language and culture of the Alutiiq. He served, from 2000-2013, as Executive...  more
  • Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 61 (1931-1992)

    BirthplaceCanada, Manitoba, Swan River, Americas


    Sven Delblanc, born May 26, 1931 in Swan River, Manitoba, Canada, died December 15, 1992 in Sunnersta, Gottsunda Parish, Uppsala, Sweden was a Swedish author and professor of literature. He is buried...  more
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