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Famous Swedish Inventors List

Updated October 13, 2018 185 votes 61 voters 4.6k views21 items

List of famous Swedish inventors, listed loosely by relevance with photos when available. These are some of the greatest Swedish inventors that have helped make our lives easier by inventing things we use in our everyday lives. The inventions invented by each historic Swedish inventor are displayed next to the inventors name when available. These brilliant inventors from Sweden can also be sorted by various bits of information, such as what year and where the inventor was born.

Gideon Sundback and John Ericsson are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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  • Immanuel Nobel1
    30
    6

    Immanuel Nobel

    Dec. at 71 (1801-1872)
  • Alfred Nobel2
    24
    4

    Alfred Nobel

    Dec. at 63 (1833-1896)
  • Lars Magnus Ericsson3
    22
    2

    Lars Magnus Ericsson

    Dec. at 80 (1846-1926)
  • Peter Nordin4
    10
    2
  • John Ericsson5
    10
    2

    John Ericsson

    Dec. at 86 (1803-1889)
  • Gustaf de Laval6
    6
    4

    Gustaf de Laval

    Dec. at 68 (1845-1913)
  • Boris Hagelin7
    4
    2

    Boris Hagelin

    Dec. at 91 (1892-1983)
  • 8
    0
    0

    Axel Welin

    Dec. at 89 (1862-1951)
  • Baltzar von Platen9
    0
    0

    Baltzar von Platen

    Dec. at 86 (1898-1984)
  • 10
    2
    0

    Carl Edvard Johansson

    Dec. at 79 (1864-1943)
  • Christopher Polhem11
    4
    2

    Christopher Polhem

    Dec. at 90 (1661-1751)
  • Gideon Sundback12
    2
    2

    Gideon Sundback

    Dec. at 74 (1880-1954)
  • 13
    0
    0

    Helge Palmcrantz

    Dec. at 38 (1842-1880)
  • 14
    6
    0

    Johan Petter Johansson

    Dec. at 90 (1853-1943)
  • 15
    6
    4

    Knut Ångström

    Dec. at 53 (1857-1910)
  • Ludvig Nobel16
    6
    0

    Ludvig Nobel

    Dec. at 57 (1831-1888)
  • Nils Bohlin17
    4
    5

    Nils Bohlin

    Dec. at 82 (1920-2002)
  • Sven Gustaf Wingqvist18
    6
    2

    Sven Gustaf Wingqvist

    Dec. at 77 (1876-1953)
  • Victor Hasselblad19
    4
    2

    Victor Hasselblad

    Dec. at 72 (1906-1978)
  • Willgodt Theophil Odhner20
    0
    0

    Willgodt Theophil Odhner

    Dec. at 60 (1845-1905)
  • 21
    0
    0

    Olof Melin

    Dec. at 79 (1861-1940)