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

List contains people like Christer Fuglesang and Alfred Nobel.

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

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Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from Sweden
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Friherr Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld was a Finnish baron, botanist, geologist, mineralogist and arctic explorer of Finland-Swedish origin. He was a member of the prominent Finland-Swedish Nordenskiöld family of scientists. Born in the Grand Duchy of Finland at the time it was a part of the Russian ...more

Age: Died at 69 (1832-1901)

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

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Alfred Nobel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from Sweden
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Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer. He was the inventor of 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. Nobel ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1833-1896)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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Alvar Ellegård is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from Sweden
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Alvar Ellegård


Alvar Ellegård was a Swedish scholar and linguist. He was professor of English at the University of Gothenburg, and a member of the academic board of the Swedish National Encyclopedia. He is the author of a number of books and papers on English language and linguistics, including A Statistical ...more

Age: Died at 89 (1919-2008)

Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Anders Erikson Sparrman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Sweden
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Anders Sparrman was a Swedish naturalist, abolitionist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus. Sparrman was the son of a clergyman. At the age of nine he enrolled at Uppsala University, beginning medical studies at fourteen and becoming one of the outstanding pupils of Linnaeus. In 1765 he went on a voyage ...more

Age: Died at 72 (1748-1820)

Birthplace: Sweden

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