Swedish History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 282

  • 1708-10-09 Great Northern War: Battle at Lesnaya (N.S): Russian army captures Swedish convoy

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1709-06-27 Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1709-07-08 Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes, end of Swedish empire as a major power
  • 1710-02-28 In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
  • 1712-02-29 February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style.
  • 1713-02-01 The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
  • 1714-07-14 Battle of Aland, Russian fleet overpowers larger Swedish fleet
  • 1714-07-27 Battle at Hango (Hangut): Russians beat Swedish fleet
  • 1714-08-07 The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy during the Great Northern War against Sweden
  • 1714-11-22 King Karel XII leaves Turkish captivity to return to Sweden
  • 1715-05-01 Prussia declares war on Sweden
  • 1715-12-24 Swedish troops occupy Norway
  • 1716-04-15 Great Northern War: Prussian troops occupy Swedish controlled German port of Wismar
  • 1716-07-08 Great Northern War: Battle of Dynekilen, a Danish-Norwegian force under Peter Tordenskjold trapped and defeated a similar Swedish force
  • 1719-11-20 Sweden & Hannover sign peace Treaty of Stockholm
  • 1720-02-01 Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 1720-02-11 Sweden & Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)
  • 1720-02-29 Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns
  • 1720-06-09 Sweden & Denmark signs 3rd Treaty of Stockholm
  • 1720-07-03 Sweden & Denmark sign peace treaty
  • 1721-08-30 Russian/Swedish Peace of Nystad, ends North Sea War
  • 1743-08-17 Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty
  • 1751-04-05 Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden
  • 1762-05-22 Sweden & Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 1770-06-19 Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.
  • 1771-02-12 Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
  • 1772-08-19 Gustav III seizes effective control of Swedish government & restores full power of monarchy, which had been subordinate to parliament since 1720
  • 1772-08-21 King Gustav III of Sweden completes coup d'etat by adopting a new Constitution and installing himself as an enlightened despot - ends 50 years of parliamentary rule
  • 1780-08-01 Sweden declares neutrality
  • 1783-02-05 Sweden recognizes US independence
  • 1783-04-03 Sweden & US sign a treaty of Amity & Commerce
  • 1788-08-13 Prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90
  • 1790-07-09 Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund - in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.
  • 1790-08-14 Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Verela
  • 1792-03-16 King Gustav III of Sweden is shot by Count Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera; he dies on March 29.
  • 1792-03-29 King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
  • 1794-03-27 Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact
  • 1800-01-05 1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service, Baltimore
  • 1808-05-03 Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
  • 1808-09-13 Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero.
  • 1809-03-22 Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
  • 1809-03-29 King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.
  • 1809-06-06 Sweden declares independence, constitutional monarchy established with a new constituion empowering Riksdag after 20 years of absolute monarchy
  • 1809-09-17 Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
  • 1810-08-21 Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
  • 1810-09-26 A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1812-01-09 Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1814-01-14 King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel
  • 1814-05-17 Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden (National Day)
  • 1818-02-05 Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
  • 1818-09-07 Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.
  • 1844-03-08 King Oscar I ascends to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1844-09-28 Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1847-01-15 1st Swedish magazine in US, Skandinavia, published in NYC
  • 1850-09-11 "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind gives 1st US concert
  • 1852-09-03 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1859-07-08 King Charles XV/Carl IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1860-03-21 US extradition treaty with Sweden
  • 1860-05-03 Charles XV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1860-08-05 Carl IV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway in Trondheim.
  • 1868-11-30 The inauguration of a statue of King Charles XII of Sweden takes place in the King's garden in Stockholm.
  • 1872-09-18 King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1873-05-12 Oscar II of Sweden-Norway is crowned King of Sweden.
  • 1905-06-07 Norway dissolves union with Sweden (in effect since 1814)
  • 1905-10-26 Union of Sweden & Norway ends
  • 1905-11-09 Swedish mine workers win 5 month strike for minimum wages
  • 1907-05-14 Sweden adopts universal suffrage for elections to its lower house and proportional representation for both houses
  • 1907-12-08 King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
  • 1908-04-23 Denmark, Germany, Britain, France, Netherlands & Sweden sign North Sea accord
  • 1912-05-05 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1912-07-17 IAF (Intl Amateur Athletic Federation) forms in Sweden
  • 1912-07-22 5th Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden closes
  • 1912-12-21 Denmark, Norway & Sweden declare neutrality in Comende war
  • 1913-08-27 Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken applies to patent all-purpose zipper
  • 1921-05-08 Sweden abolished capital punishment
  • 1923-02-28 Swedish king Gustaaf V begins state visit to Netherlands
  • 1924-03-17 Sweden & USSR exchange diplomats
  • 1925-01-24 Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
  • 1926-06-07 Swedish government of Ekman forms
  • 1926-09-22 Belgian crown prince Leopold & Swedish princess Astrid get engaged
  • 1927-04-14 The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 1931-05-14 Ådalen shootings: five people are killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
  • 1935-12-30 Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia
  • 1942-08-28 Gunther Hagg (Sweden) sets world record for 3,000m (8:01.2)
  • 1943-06-20 Sweden's Gunther Hagg beats favorite Greg Rice by 35 yards in 5,000m at national AAU track & field championship in NY
  • 1944-07-19 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg 1st meets Eichmann
  • 1944-10-30 Sweden announces intention to stay neutral & refuse sanctuary in WW II
  • 1945-01-17 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, arrested by Soviet secret police in Hungary
  • 1945-01-28 Swedish ships bring food to starving Netherlands
  • 1949-04-19 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8
  • 1949-12-16 Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget, later knows as SAAB, is founded in Sweden.
  • 1950-01-12 Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die
  • 1952-06-13 Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
  • 1952-06-16 Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
  • 1953-04-07 UN General Assembly begins session that will elect Dag Hammarskjöld of Sweden as Secretary-General
  • 1954-10-29 Sweden begins experimental TV
  • 1954-12-09 Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music
  • 1958-06-28 Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
  • 1958-06-29 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 in football's 6th World Cup in Stockholm

CommunicationThe Sinking of the Vasa

1961-04-24 17th century Swedish warship Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is salvaged


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 664

  • 1807-03-14 Josephine of Leuchtenberg, queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1876)
  • 1807-08-08 Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (d. 1892)
  • 1807-10-22 Magnus Huss, Swedish Physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease
  • 1813-02-08 Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist
  • 1814-08-13 Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (d. 1874)
  • 1818-07-18 Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (d. 1896)
  • 1820-10-06 Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (d. 1887)
  • 1826-05-03 Charles XV Louis E, King of Sweden/Norway (1859-72)/poet
  • 1826-09-04 Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer (d. 1905)
  • 1828-08-05 WFAA Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway/princess of Netherlands
  • 1829-01-21 Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet
  • 1832-11-18 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Swedish explorer (d. 1901)
  • 1844-10-27 Klas Arnoldson, Sweden, politician/pacifist (Nobel 1908)
  • 1846-03-16 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (d. 1927)
  • 1846-04-28 Johann E Backlund, Swedish astronomer (planets/asteroids)
  • 1849-01-22 August Strindberg, Sweden, dramatist/novelist (Apologia)
  • 1849-12-11 Ellen Key, Swedish theory/author/feminist (Courageous Woman)
  • 1851-04-16 Ernst Josephson, Sweden, artist
  • 1851-10-31 Lovisa of Sweden, queen of Denmark (d. 1926)
  • 1853-05-28 Carl Larsson, Swedish painter (d. 1919)
  • 1854-10-18 Salomon August Andrée, Swedish engineer, balloonist and polar explorer, born in Gränna, Sweden (d. 1897)
  • 1854-11-08 Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1858-01-05 Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror)
  • 1858-05-28 Carl Rickard Nyberg, Swedish inventor (d. 1939)
  • 1858-06-16 Gustav V, king of Sweden (1907-50)
  • 1859-02-19 Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903)
  • 1859-07-06 Verner von Heidenstam, Sweden, poet/novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916)
  • 1860-01-21 Karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)
  • 1860-02-14 Waldemar Lindgren, Kalmar, Swedish-American Geologist (economic geology, ore classification)
  • 1860-02-18 Anders Zorn, Swedish painter/etcher/sculptor (Gustavus Vasa)
  • 1860-11-23 Karl Branting, Sweden, statesman/diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)
  • 1862-06-05 Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish physician (Nobel 1911)
  • 1862-08-07 Victoria of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1931)
  • 1864-03-18 Karl M Lybeck, Finnish/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten)
  • 1864-06-13 Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist (d. 1922)
  • 1864-07-20 Erik Karlfeldt, Sweden, poet (Nobel 1918-refused; 1931-posthumous)
  • 1865-02-19 Sven Hedin, Sweden, scientist/explorer (Tibet)
  • 1866-01-15 Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)
  • 1866-02-20 Carl Westman, Swedish architect and designer (d. 1936)
  • 1868-10-18 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (d. 1931)
  • 1869-11-30 Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1937)
  • 1870-11-21 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (d. 1964)
  • 1871-02-14 Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (d. 1959)
  • 1873-02-15 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), born in Augsburg, Kingdom of Bavaria (d. 1964)
  • 1873-05-10 Carl J Eldh, Swedish sculptor
  • 1873-10-22 Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)
  • 1874-02-11 Elsa Beskow, [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
  • 1874-05-03 V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer (d. 1954)
  • 1875-01-12 Marika Stiernstedt, Swedish author (Ulla Bella)
  • 1875-06-23 Carl Milles, Uppsala Sweden, fountain sculptor (Wedding of Rivers)
  • 1877-08-07 Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (d. 1949)
  • 1878-01-25 Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish-born television pioneer (d. 1975)
  • 1878-08-02 Princess Ingeborg, of Sweden
  • 1878-11-07 Lise Meitner, Austrian/Swedish physicist (Protactinium)
  • 1879-05-06 Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist
  • 1879-09-20 Victor Seastrom, Silbodal Sweden, director (Wind, Under the Red Robe)
  • 1879-10-07 Joe Hill, Jevla Sweden, organizer (IWW)/songwriter (Union Scab)/martyr
  • 1880-07-24 Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
  • 1880-09-09 Viking Eggeling, Sweden, artist/filmmaker (Diagonal Symphony)
  • 1880-10-03 Warner Oland, Umea Sweden, actor (Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan)
  • 1880-10-14 Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Sak och sken)
  • 1881-10-28 Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (d. 1969)
  • 1882-01-15 Princess Margaret of Sweden (d. 1920)
  • 1882-11-11 King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (d. 1973)
  • 1883-07-17 Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor/director (Erotikon)
  • 1884-03-11 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (d. 1974)
  • 1884-08-02 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer
  • 1884-08-30 Theodor Svedberg, Sweden, chemist, worked with colloids (Nobel 1926)
  • 1884-09-01 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (d. 1947)
  • 1885-09-22 Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect (d. 1940)
  • 1885-10-27 Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter (d. 1948)
  • 1886-07-26 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (d. 1965)
  • 1888-03-26 Elsa Brändström, Swedish nurse (d. 1948)
  • 1888-03-30 Anna Q Nilsson, Sweden, actress (Shenandoah, Uncle Tom's Cabin)
  • 1888-04-06 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Svarta Ballader)
  • 1888-05-09 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector and museum director (d. 1964)
  • 1888-10-25 Nils von Dardel, Swedish painter (d. 1943)
  • 1889-07-13 Louise of Mountbatten, Queen of Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1890-03-12 A Evert Taube, Swedish writer/troubadour
  • 1891-05-23 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1974)
  • 1891-06-18 Hans Ruin, Finnish Swedish-language historian
  • 1891-09-29 Gerda Bjorne, Varmland Sweden, actress (Familjen Bjork, Hemsoborna)
  • 1891-11-22 Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Theory of Money & Capital)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1891-12-10 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German-Swedish poet (O the Chimneys - Nobel 1966), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)

  • 1893-01-20 Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
  • 1893-06-14 Siggie Nordstrom, Swedish singer (The Nordstrom Sisters) (d. 1980)
  • 1894-08-17 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)
  • 1894-09-15 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (d. 1977)
  • 1894-11-23 Ture Persson, Sweden, sprinter (Olympic-silver-1912)
  • 1895-01-02 Count Folke Bernadotte, Sweden, statesman (Red Cross, UN)
  • 1895-10-10 Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (d. 1935)
  • 1895-11-26 Bertil Lindblad, Swedish astronomer (Milky Way system)
  • 1895-12-04 Nils FA Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag)
  • 1896-02-22 Edvin Wide, Sweden, 10K runner (Olympic-silver-1924)
  • 1896-11-03 Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish illustrator (d. 1970)
  • 1897-01-17 Nils Asther, Swedish actor (Bluebeard, Night Monster), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • 1897-03-05 Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)
  • 1898-08-20 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (d. 1973)
  • 1898-12-06 Gunnar Myrdal, Sweden, sociologist/economist (Nobel 1974)
  • 1898-12-11 Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 284

  • 1839-06-30 Johan O Wallin, Swedish poet/archbishop (Dead Angel), dies
  • 1841-10-28 Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)
  • 1844-03-08 Charles XIV [Jean Bernadotte], French-born King of Sweden & Norway (1818-44), Marshall of France, dies at 81
  • 1848-08-07 Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (b. 1779)
  • 1859-01-27 Carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74
  • 1859-07-08 F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59), dies at 60
  • 1860-12-17 Désirée Clary, Queen of Sweden and Norway (b. 1777)
  • 1866-09-26 Carl Almqvist, Swedish author (Amorina), dies at 72
  • 1868-04-03 Franz Adolf Berwald, Swedish composer, dies at 71
  • 1868-06-10 Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Sweden, murdered
  • 1870-06-09 Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Swedish Academy of Music), dies at 82
  • 1871-03-30 W F A A Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway, dies at 42
  • 1871-09-25 Arvir A Afzelius, Swedish story teller, dies
  • 1872-09-18 Charles XV Louis E, king of Sweden/Norway (1859-72), dies
  • 1874-06-21 Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1814)
  • 1877-08-05 Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (b. 1799)
  • 1878-02-08 Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83
  • 1887-11-02 Jenny Lind, [Swedish Nightingale], soprano, dies at 67
  • 1890-04-22 Magnus Huss, Swedish Physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease, dies at 82
  • 1892-02-05 Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (b. 1807)
  • 1896-09-24 Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (b. 1818)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1896-12-10 Alfred Nobel, Swedish Chemist and founder of the Nobel Prize ceremony on this date, dies at 63

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • 1898-03-12 Zacharias Topelius, Finnish-Swedish writer (b. 1818)
  • 1901-01-17 Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist, dies at 87
  • 1901-08-12 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer (b. 1832)
  • 1906-11-22 Earnest Josephson, Swedish painter, dies
  • 1907-12-08 Oscar II Frederick, King of Sweden (-1907)/Norway (-1905), dies
  • 1910-03-04 Knut Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1857)
  • 1910-08-29 Johann O Backlund, Swedish astronomer, dies at 64
  • 1912-05-14 August Strindberg, Swedish writer (Deaddans), dies at 63
  • 1916-02-20 Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Swedish politician (Nobel 1908), dies at 71
  • 1919-12-28 Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (b. 1854)
  • 1920-08-22 Anders Zorn, Swedish painter (Gustavus Vasa), dies at 60
  • 1920-09-16 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32
  • 1922-02-23 Albert Victor Bäcklund, Swedish physicist (b. 1845)
  • 1925-02-24 Hjalmar Branting, Prime Minister of Sweden, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1860)
  • 1925-10-11 Karl M Lybeck, Fin/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten), dies at 71
  • 1926-04-25 Ellen K S Key, Swedish author/feminist (Century of the Child), dies at 76
  • 1927-07-07 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (b. 1846)
  • 1928-11-08 Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor/director (Streets of sin), dies at 45
  • 1930-08-28 Alvar Gullstrand, Swedish optician (Nobel 1911), dies
  • 1931-10-13 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (b. 1868)
  • 1932-03-12 Ivar Kreuger, "Swedish Match King" industrialist, commits suicide
  • 1935-03-06 Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (b. 1895)
  • 1935-08-29 Astrid S L T Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden, dies
  • 1937-12-09 Nils Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)
  • 1938-01-12 Gösta Ekman (senior), Swedish actor (b. 1890)
  • 1939-11-03 Waldemar Lindgren, Swedish-American Geologist (economic geology, ore classification), dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1940-03-16 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer and Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 81

Author and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf
Author and Nobel Laureate
Selma Lagerlöf
  • 1940-09-03 Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59
  • 1940-10-20 Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect (b. 1885)
  • 1941-04-24 Karin Boye, Swedish writer (Kallocain) commits suicide at 40
  • 1943-05-25 Nils von Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter (b. 1888)
  • 1945-02-16 Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Upproret), dies at 45
  • 1947-01-26 Gustav Adolf, crown prince of Sweden, dies in air crash
  • 1947-03-20 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (b. 1884)
  • 1947-07-17 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved thousands of Jews), dies at 34
  • 1947-08-13 Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies
  • 1948-03-24 Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter (b. 1885)
  • 1948-04-08 Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40
  • 1949-04-19 Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (b. 1877)
  • 1950-10-29 Gustav V, king of Sweden, dies at 92
  • 1950-11-25 Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (b. 1873)
  • 1952-11-26 Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)
  • 1953-06-30 Elsa Beskow, (Maartman), Swedish author (children's book), dies at 79
  • 1954-01-26 Carl J Eldh, Swedish sculptor, dies at 80
  • 1954-03-09 V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer (b. 1874)
  • 1954-06-21 Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American inventor, perfected the zipper (b. 1880)
  • 1954-11-04 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish author (Burned Child), dies at 31
  • 1957-08-19 Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish meteorologist (b. 1898)
  • 1958-03-12 Ingeborg, Princess of Sweden, dies at 79
  • 1959-10-23 Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (b. 1871)
  • 1960-01-06 Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Scope & Means), dies at 68
  • 1960-02-26 Aleksandar Belic, Swedish linguist, dies at 83
  • 1960-05-08 Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
  • 1960-07-15 Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (b. 1897)
  • 1960-09-09 Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
  • 1961-10-21 Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish songwriter (Goggles), dies
  • 1962-08-19 Kerstin Hesselgren, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90
  • 1964-03-18 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (b. 1870)
  • 1964-04-28 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector (b. 1888)
  • 1964-11-06 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), dies at 91
  • 1965-04-08 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
  • 1965-04-08 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
  • 1968-06-01 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57
  • 1968-06-14 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Aniara), dies at 51
  • 1968-10-27 Lise Meitner, Austria/Swedish physics (protactinium), dies at 89
  • 1969-01-01 Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (b. 1888)
  • 1970-04-09 Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish illustrator (b. 1896)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970-05-12 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78

  • 1971-02-25 Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1884)
  • 1973-08-08 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (b. 1898)
  • 1973-09-15 Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (b. 1882)
  • 1974-07-11 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
  • 1974-09-04 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (b. 1884)
  • 1976-04-04 Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889)
  • 1976-08-25 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
  • 1977-02-05 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (b. 1894)
  • 1978-02-11 Harry Martinson, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1904)
  • 1978-09-10 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1944)