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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Stockholm University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Stockholm University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Stockholm University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Stockholm University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Stockholm 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 Stockholm University.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Ingmar Bergman and Stefan Persson.

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

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Ingmar Bergman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Ingmar Bergman Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter Ernst Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish director, writer and producer who worked in film, television, and theatre. He is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential auteurs of all time ...more

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Olof Palme is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Olof Palme Politician Sven Olof Joachim Palme was a Swedish Social Democratic politician, statesman and prime minister. A longtime protégé of Prime Minister Tage Erlander, Palme led the Swedish Social ...more

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Bernt Carlsson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Bernt Carlsson Bernt Wilmar Carlsson was Assistant-Secretary-General of the United Nations and United Nations Commissioner for Namibia from July 1987 until he died on Pan Am Flight 103, which was blown up over ...more

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Christer Fuglesang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Christer Fuglesang Physicist, Astronaut, Scientist Arne Christer Fuglesang is a Swedish physicist and an ESA astronaut. He was first launched aboard the STS-116 Space Shuttle mission on December 10, 2006, at 01:47 GMT, making him the first ...more

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Andreas Carlgren is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Andreas Carlgren Politician, Teacher Hemming Andreas Carlgren is a Swedish Centre Party politician, and a former Minister for the Environment in the Swedish government.

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Stefan Persson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Stockholm 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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Anders Borg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Anders Borg Politician, Economist Anders Erik Borg is a Swedish economist and politician who served as Minister for Finance in the Swedish Government from 2006 to 2014. He is a member of the Moderate Party.

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Antonia Ax:son Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Antonia Ax:son Johnson Businessperson Antonia Ax:son Johnson (surname pronounced Axelson Johnson), born in New York City in 1943, is the fourth generation of the family company The Axel Johnson Group, founded by her great ...more

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Victoria, Crown Princess of Sw... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland, is the eldest child and heir apparent of King Carl XVI Gustaf. If she ascends to the throne as expected, she will be ...more

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Barbro Sachs-Osher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Barbro Sachs-Osher Barbro Sachs-Osher is the Swedish Consul General in San Francisco and a well-known philanthropist, chairman of the Bernard Osher Foundation and of the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation. ...more

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Annika Falkengren is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Annika Falkengren Businessperson Annika Falkengren née Bolin is President and Group Chief Executive of the Swedish bank Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken since November 2005.

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Sven Hedin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Sven Hedin Politician, Geographer, Writer Sven Anders Hedin, KNO1kl RVO, was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer, and illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia, he ...more

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George Papandreou is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
George Papandreou Sociologist, Politician, Professor Georgios Andreas Papandreou, commonly anglicised to George and shortened to Γιώργος in Greek, is a Greek politician who served as Prime Minister of Greece from 2009 to 2011. Belonging to a ...more

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Fredrik Reinfeldt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Fredrik Reinfeldt Politician, Economist John Fredrik Reinfeldt is a Swedish politician who was Prime Minister of Sweden from 2006 to 2014 and chairman of the liberal conservative Moderate Party from 2003 to 2015. He was the last ...more

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Carl Bildt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Carl Bildt Politician, Diplomat Nils Daniel Carl Bildt is a Swedish politician and diplomat who was Prime Minister of Sweden from 1991 to 1994. He was the leader of the liberal conservative Moderate Party from 1986 to 1999. ...more

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Sigurður Þórarinsson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Sigurður Þórarinsson Geologist Sigurður Þórarinsson was an Icelandic geologist, volcanologist, glaciologist, professor and lyricist. He is considered a pioneer in the field of tephrochronology, and he made ...more

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Svante Arrhenius is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Svante Arrhenius Physicist, Chemist, Scientist Svante August Arrhenius was a Swedish scientist, originally a physicist, but often referred to as a chemist, and one of the founders of the science of physical chemistry. He received the Nobel ...more

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Eilhard Mitscherlich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Eilhard Mitscherlich Chemist, Scientist Eilhard Mitscherlich was a German chemist, who is perhaps best remembered today for his law of isomorphism, which states that compounds crystallizing together probably have similar structures ...more

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Dag Hammarskjöld is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Dag Hammarskjöld Diplomat, Economist Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was a Swedish diplomat, economist, and author. The second Secretary-General of the United Nations, he served from April 1953 until his death in a plane ...more

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Harald Cramér is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Harald Cramér Mathematician, Statistician Harald Cramér was a Swedish mathematician, actuary, and statistician, specializing in mathematical statistics and probabilistic number theory. He was once described by John Kingman as ...more

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Heinrich Gustav Magnus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Heinrich Gustav Magnus Physicist, Chemist, Scientist Heinrich Gustav Magnus was a notable experimental scientist. His training was mostly in chemistry but his later research was mostly in physics. He spent the great bulk of his career at the ...more

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Bertil Ohlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Stockholm 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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Alva Myrdal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Alva Myrdal Politician, Diplomat, Writer Alva Myrdal was a Swedish sociologist and politician. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982. She married Gunnar Myrdal in 1924. Born in Uppsala, she first came to public notice in the ...more

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Magnus Egerstedt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Magnus Egerstedt Magnus B. Egerstedt is a Swedish-American roboticist, a Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, and an Associate Director of Research for ...more

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Mikael Odenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Mikael Odenberg Politician Mikael Ingemarsson Odenberg is a Swedish politician of the Moderate Party. He was a Member of Parliament from 1991 to 2006 and Minister for Defence in the Swedish government from 2006 to 2007. ...more

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Johan Norberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Johan Norberg Author, Writer Johan Norberg is a Swedish author and historian, devoted to promoting economic globalization and classical liberal positions. He is arguably most known as the author of In Defense of Global ...more

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Thomas Bodström is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Thomas Bodström Politician, Footballer, Lawyer Thomas Lennart Bodström is a Swedish politician and member of the Swedish Social Democratic Party. He was the Swedish Minister for Justice in the two last succeeding governments of the ...more

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Bent Hamer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Bent Hamer Film Producer, Screenwriter, Writer Bent Hamer is a film director, writer and producer, born in Sandefjord, Norway in 1956.

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Pontus Hultén is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Pontus Hultén Educator, Curator, Film Director Karl Gunnar Vougt Pontus Hultén was a Swedish art collector and museum director. Pontus Hultén is regarded as one of the most distinguished museum professionals of the twentieth ...more

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Bergur Sigurbjörnsson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Bergur Sigurbjörnsson Editor, Politician Bergur Sigurbjörnsson was an Icelandic magazine editor and politician. He studied business in the University of Iceland, and later went on to study economics in Stockholm University. He ...more

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Claes Elfsberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Claes Elfsberg Journalist, TV Journalist Claes-Gösta Elfsberg is a Swedish television journalist. Elfsberg grew up in the district of Svedmyra in southern Stockholm. He received his upper-secondary education at Norra Real in ...more

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Inger Segelström is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Inger Segelström Politician Inger Agneta Segelström is a Swedish politician and former Member of the European Parliament. She is a member of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, part of the Socialist Group. She sat on ...more

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Sofia Kovalevskaya is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Sofia Kovalevskaya Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya was the first major Russian female mathematician, responsible for important original contributions to analysis, differential equations and mechanics, and the first ...more

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Oskar Klein is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Oskar Klein Physicist Oskar Benjamin Klein was a Swedish theoretical physicist. Klein was born in Danderyd outside Stockholm, son of the chief rabbi of Stockholm, Gottlieb Klein from Humenné in Slovakia and ...more

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Paul J. Crutzen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Paul J. Crutzen Chemist Paul Jozef Crutzen is a Dutch Nobel prize winning atmospheric chemist.

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Gunnar Myrdal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Gunnar Myrdal Politician, Economist Karl Gunnar Myrdal was a Swedish Nobel laureate economist, sociologist, and politician. In 1974, he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Friedrich Hayek for "their ...more

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Kai Siegbahn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Kai Siegbahn Physicist Kai Manne Börje Siegbahn was a Swedish physicist. Siegbahn was born in Lund, Sweden, son of Manne Siegbahn the 1924 physics Nobel Prize winner. Siegbahn earned his doctorate at the ...more

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Bengt I. Samuelsson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Stockholm 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 Leijonborg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Lars Leijonborg Politician Lars Erik Ansgar Leijonborg is a Swedish politician, Minister for Higher Education and Research 2006-2009 and Head of the Ministry of Education and Research 2006-2007. During a ten-year period ...more

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Tomas Tranströmer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Tomas Tranströmer Poet, Novelist, Psychologist Tomas Gösta Tranströmer was a Swedish poet, psychologist and translator. His poems captured the long Swedish winters, the rhythm of the seasons and the palpable, atmospheric beauty of ...more

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Peter L. Hurd is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Peter L. Hurd Peter L. Hurd is an academic specialising in biology. He is an Associate Professor aligned to the Department of Psychology's Biocognition Unit, and the University's Centre for Neuroscience at ...more

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Ivar Otto Bendixson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Ivar Otto Bendixson Mathematician Ivar Otto Bendixson was a Swedish mathematician.

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Anna Kinberg Batra is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Anna Kinberg Batra Politician Anna Maria Kinberg Batra is a Swedish politician of the Moderate Party. She is the leader of the Moderate Party since January 2015. She has been a Member of the Swedish Riksdag for Stockholm ...more

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Helena Wulff is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Helena Wulff Helena Wulff is Professor of social anthropology at Stockholm University. Her research is in the anthropology of communication and aesthetics based on a wide range of studies on the social ...more

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Göran Liljestrand is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Göran Liljestrand Physician Göran Liljestrand, Swedish pharmacologist, known for the discovery of the Euler-Liljestrand mechanism. Liljestrand was born in Gothenburg but finished school at the Norra Real school in ...more

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Lars E. O. Svensson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Lars E. O. Svensson Economist Lars E.O. Svensson, born 1947, is a Swedish economist. He was on the faculty of Princeton University 2001–2009. Since May 2013, he is Visiting Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. ...more

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Lars Nittve is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Lars Nittve Art critic, Curator Lars Nittve is a Swedish museum director, curator, art critic and writer. He was the founding Director of Tate Modern in London; former Director of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm; the founding ...more

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Ebba Witt-Brattström is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Ebba Witt-Brattström Politician, Professor Ebba Witt-Brattström is a Swedish scholar in comparative literature. She is Professor of Literature and head of department at Södertörn University outside Stockholm, and a ...more

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Herman Wold is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Herman Wold Economist, Statistician Herman Ole Andreas Wold was a Norwegian-born econometrician and statistician who had a long career in Sweden. Wold was known for his work in mathematical economics, in time series analysis, and ...more

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Pär Nuder is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Stockholm University Alumni
Pär Nuder Politician Pär Anders Nuder is a Swedish Social Democratic politician. He served as Minister for Finance from 2004 to 2006.