Swedish History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 332

  • 1708-07-04 Battle of Holowczyn: Swedish King Charles XII defeats superior Russian force in surprising vctory
  • 1708-09-11 Great Northern war: Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the war
  • 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 traps and defeats Swedish force

  • 1719-11-20 Sweden & Hannover sign peace Treaty of Stockholm
  • 1720-01-21 Sweden and Prussia sign a peace treaty ending hostilities between them during the Great Northern War
  • 1720-02-11 Sweden & Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)
  • 1720-02-29 Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns
  • 1720-06-09 Sweden and Denmark signs 3rd Treaty of Stockholm
  • 1720-07-03 Sweden and Denmark sign peace treaty
  • 1721-08-30 Russian and Swedish sign Treaty of Nystad, ending North Sea War
  • 1743-08-17 Treaty of Åbo signed in Turku by Sweden and Russian Empire, ending the Russo-Swedish War (1741-1743)
  • 1751-04-05 Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden
  • 1762-05-22 Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg, reaffirming the status quo that existed before the Seven Years War
  • 1770-06-19 Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1771-02-12 Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden after the death of predecessor Adolf Frederick

King of Sweden Gustav III
King of Sweden
Gustav III
  • 1772-08-19 King Gustav III seizes effective control of Swedish government and restores full power of monarchy, which had been subordinate to parliament since 1720
  • 1772-08-21 King Gustav III of Sweden completes a coup d'etat by adopting a new Constitution and installing himself as an enlightened despot, ending 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

AssassinationAssassination of King Gustav III

1792-03-16 King Gustav III of Sweden is shot by Count Jacob Johan Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera; he dies on March 29
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The masquerade costume worn by Gustav III when he was shot in the back by an assassin
The masquerade costume worn by Gustav III when he was shot in the back by an assassin
  • 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 in 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 constitution 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

InventionHistoric Invention

1835-07-13 Swedish-American inventor John Ericsson files for a patent for his screw propeller design

Mechanical Inventor John Ericsson
Mechanical Inventor
John Ericsson
  • 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

Historic InventionNobel Patents Dynamite

1867-05-07 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel patents dynamite in England, the first of three patents he would receive for the explosive material
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Alfred Nobel's Dynamite
Alfred Nobel's Dynamite
  • 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

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1895-11-27 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel's will establishes the Nobel Prize

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • 1897-10-05 Swedish explorer Solomon August Andrée expedition to the North Pole reaches White Island
  • 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
  • 1912-07-06 V Summer (Modern) Olympic Games officially open Stockholm, Sweden; events conducted prior to the ceremony dating back to 5 May
  • 1912-07-17 IAF (Intl Amateur Athletic Federation) forms in Sweden
  • 1912-07-22 V Summer (Modern) Olympic Games close in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 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 abolishes 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 and Swedish Princess Astrid get engaged
  • 1927-04-14 The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1930-10-05 Homecoming of the bodies of Swedish polar balloon expedition (1897) led by Salomon August Andrée
  • 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)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1944-07-19 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg 1st meets Adolf Eichmann

Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal Adolf Eichmann
Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal
Adolf 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
  • 1948-08-05 A Swedish sweep of the medals in the 3000m steeplechase at the London Olympics with Tore Sjöstrand taking gold ahead of team mates Erik Elmsäter & Göte Hagström
  • 1948-08-06 A Swedish 1-2 in the men's 1,500m at the London Olympics with Henry Eriksson (3:49.8) beating team mate Lennart Strand by 0.6 seconds
  • 1948-08-07 Swedish race walker John Mikaelsson wins the gold medal in the 10k event by 30.6 seconds from team mate Ingemar Johansson at the London Olympics
  • 1948-08-12 The canoeing program at the London Olympics concludes with Sweden (4) and Czechoslovakia (3) dominant, combining for 7 of the 9 gold medals
  • 1948-08-13 Johan Gren scores twice as Sweden beats Yugoslavia 3-1 to win the football gold medal at the London Olympics

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 725

  • 1793-11-28 Carl Jonas Love Almquist, Swedish composer (Tornrosens Buck), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1866)
  • 1794-08-15 Elias M. Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum), born in Femsjö, Sweden (d. 1878)
  • 1796-07-23 Franz Adolf Berwald, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1868)
  • 1799-03-20 Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (d. 1839)
  • 1799-07-04 Oscar I, King of Sweden and Norway (1844-59), born in Paris (d. 1859)
  • 1799-11-09 Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1877)
  • 1800-01-10 Lars Levi Laestadius, Swedish botanist & founder of Laestadianism, born in Jäckvik, Arjeplog, Sweden (d. 1861)
  • 1803-05-07 Johan Peter Cronhamm, Swedish composer, born in Östra Karup, Skåne, Sweden (d. 1875)

Person of interestJohn Ericsson

1803-07-31 John Ericsson, Swedish-American inventor (screw propeller, rotating turret), born in Långban, Sweden

Mechanical Inventor John Ericsson
Mechanical Inventor
John Ericsson
  • 1804-06-06 Petter Conrad Boman, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1861)
  • 1806-10-06 Andreas Randel, Swedish composer, born in Ramdala, Blekinge, Sweden (d. 1864)
  • 1807-03-14 Josephine of Leuchtenberg, Queen of Sweden and Norway, born in Milan, Italy (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, born in Torps, Västernorrland county, Sweden (d. 1890)
  • 1813-02-08 Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist
  • 1814-08-13 Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (Spectroscopy), born in Lögdö, Medelpad, Sweden (d. 1874)
  • 1818-03-27 Jacob Axel Josephson, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1880)
  • 1818-07-18 Louis Gerhard De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (1876-80), born in Finspång Castle, Sweden (d. 1896)
  • 1820-10-06 Swedish Nightingale [Jenny Lind], Swedish soprano, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1887)
  • 1821-05-11 [Carlos] Charles John Stolbrand, Swedish-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Skåne, Sweden (d. 1894)
  • 1826-05-03 Charles XV, King of Sweden and Norway (1859-72), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1872)
  • 1826-06-05 Ivar Hallström, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1901)
  • 1826-09-04 Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer, born in Viby, Scania, Sweden (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
  • 1831-08-28 Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1885)
  • 1832-07-17 Johan August Söderman, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1876)
  • 1832-11-18 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer and mineralogist, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1901)

Person of interestAlfred Nobel

1833-10-21 Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist who invented dynamite and founded the Nobel Prizes, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1896)

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • 1840-04-11 John Conrad Nordqvist, Swedish composer, born in Vänersborg, Älvsborg County, Sweden (d. 1920)
  • 1843-03-08 Vilhelm Svedbom, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1904)
  • 1844-10-27 Klas Arnoldson, Swedish politician and pacifist (Nobel Peace 1908), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1916)
  • 1846-03-16 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (d. 1927)
  • 1846-04-28 Johann Oskar Backlund, Swedish-Russian astronomer (planets/asteroids), born in Länghem, Sweden (d. 1916)
  • 1849-01-22 August Strindberg, Swedish dramatist/novelist (Apologia)
  • 1849-12-11 Ellen Key, Swedish author and feminist (Courageous Woman), born in Gladhammar Parish, Västervik Municipality, Sweden (d. 1926)
  • 1850-06-27 Jacob Adolf Hägg, Swedish composer, born in Östergarn, Sweden (d. 1928)
  • 1851-04-16 Ernst Josephson, Swedish painter, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1906)
  • 1851-10-31 Lovisa of Sweden, Queen of Denmark, born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1926)
  • 1853-05-28 Carl Larsson, Swedish painter (Midwinter Sacrifice - Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1919)
  • 1853-12-12 Johan Petter Johansson, Swedish inventor and industrialist (modern adjustable spanner), born in Vårgårda, Sweden (d. 1943)
  • 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 (Rydberg formula), born in Halmstad, Sweden (d. 1919)
  • 1858-01-05 Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror), born in Hed socken (d. 1909)
  • 1858-05-28 Carl Richard Nyberg, Swedish inventor (blowtorch), born in Arboga, Sweden (d. 1939)
  • 1858-06-16 Gustav V, king of Sweden (1907-50)
  • 1859-02-19 Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903)
  • 1859-04-05 Wilhelm Harteveld, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm (d. 1927)
  • 1859-07-06 Verner von Heidenstam, Swedish poet and novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916), born in Olshammar, Örebro County, Sweden (d. 1940)
  • 1860-01-21 Karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)
  • 1860-02-14 Waldemar Lindgren, Swedish-American Geologist (economic geology, ore classification), born in Vassmolösa, Kalmar, Sweden (d. 1939)
  • 1860-02-18 Anders Zorn, Swedish painter/etcher/sculptor (Gustavus Vasa)
  • 1860-11-23 Karl Branting, Swedish statesman/diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)
  • 1862-06-05 Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish physician (Nobel 1911), born in Landskrona, Sweden (d. 1930)
  • 1862-08-07 Victoria of Baden, Queen of Sweden, born in Karlsruhe, Baden (d. 1931)
  • 1864-03-18 Karl M Lybeck, Finnish/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten)
  • 1864-06-13 Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist and politician who first coined the term "geopolitics", born in Torsö, Sweden (d. 1922)
  • 1864-07-20 Erik Karlfeldt, Swedish poet (Nobel 1918-refused; 1931-posthumous)
  • 1865-02-19 Sven Hedin, Swedish scientist/explorer (Tibet)
  • 1866-01-15 Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop & recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1931)
  • 1866-02-20 Carl Westman, Swedish architect and designer (d. 1936)
  • 1867-02-27 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and music critic, born in Ullånger, Sweden (d. 1942)
  • 1868-10-18 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (d. 1931)

Person of interestGustaf Dalén

1869-11-30 [Nils] Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and industrialist (AGA, Nobel Prize in Physics 1912), born in Stenstorp, Sweden (d. 1937)

Industrialist and Inventor Gustaf Dalén
Industrialist and Inventor
Gustaf Dalén
  • 1870-11-21 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official and 4th President of the International Olympic Committee, born in Morlanda, Sweden (d. 1964)
  • 1871-02-07 Wilhelm Stenhammar [Carl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammar], Swedish composer considered the finest Swedish pianist of his time, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1927)
  • 1871-02-14 Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (The Saga of Gösta Berling), born in Stockholm, Sweden (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, born in Ekenäs, Finland (d. 1950)
  • 1874-02-11 Elsa Beskow, [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
  • 1874-03-09 Richard Ohlsson, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1940)
  • 1874-05-03 V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1954)
  • 1875-01-12 Marika Stiernstedt, Swedish author (Ulla Bella)
  • 1875-06-23 Carl Milles, Uppsala Sweden, fountain sculptor (Wedding of Rivers)
  • 1876-04-05 Patrick Vretblad, Swedish composer, born in Svartnäs, Sweden (d. 1953)
  • 1877-08-07 Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (d. 1949)
  • 1878-01-25 Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish-American television pioneer (Alexanderson alternator), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1975)
  • 1878-08-02 Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, wife of Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, born in Charlottenlund Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1958)
  • 1878-11-07 Lise Meitner, Austrian-Swedish physicist (discovered the nuclear fission of uranium), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1968)
  • 1879-05-06 Tobias Norlind, Swedish musicologist, born in Vellinge, Sweden (d. 1947)
  • 1879-06-05 Adolf Wiklund, Swedish composer, born in Långserud, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1950)
  • 1879-06-28 Sigurd von Koch, Swedish composer, born in Ägnö, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden (d. 1919)
  • 1879-09-20 Victor Sjöström, Swedish director (Wind, Under the Red Robe), born in Årjäng, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1960)
  • 1879-10-03 Warner Oland, Swedish actor (The Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan), born in Nyby, Västerbottens län, Sweden (d. 1938)
  • 1879-10-07 Joe Hill, Jevla Sweden, organizer (IWW)/songwriter (Union Scab)/martyr
  • 1880-07-24 Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1946)
  • 1880-09-09 Viking Eggeling, Swedish artist/filmmaker (Diagonal Symphony)
  • 1880-10-14 Vilhelm Ekelund, Swedish poet and writer (Sak och sken) (d. 1940)
  • 1881-08-29 Edvin Kallstenius, Swedish composer and librarian, born in Filipstad, Sweden (d. 1967)
  • 1881-10-28 Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (Olympic silver pole vault & bronze javelin 1906; bronze pole vault 1908; popularized bowling in Sweden), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1969)
  • 1882-01-15 Princess Margaret of Sweden, born in Surrey, England (d. 1920)
  • 1882-09-14 Harald Fryklöf, Swedish composer, born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1919)
  • 1882-11-11 Gustav VI Adolf, King of Sweden (1950-73), born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1973)
  • 1883-07-17 Mauritz Stiller [Moshe Stiller], Swedish actor and director (The Saga of Gösta Berling, Erotikon), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1928)
  • 1884-03-11 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (d. 1974)
  • 1884-08-02 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, born in Hagby, Sweden (d. 1982)
  • 1884-08-30 Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, worked with colloids (Nobel 1926), born in Fleräng, Valbo, Gävleborg, Sweden (d. 1971)
  • 1884-09-01 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (Ebberöds bank, Med folket för fosterlandet), born in Tierp, Uppsala län, Sweden (d. 1947)
  • 1885-09-22 Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect (d. 1940)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 350

  • 1828-08-08 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist, dies at 84
  • 1837-02-07 Gustav IV Adolf, King of Sweden (1792-1809), dies at 58
  • 1839-02-07 Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (b. 1799)
  • 1839-06-30 Johan O Wallin, Swedish poet/archbishop (Dead Angel), dies
  • 1841-10-28 Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)
  • 1842-11-24 Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, dies at 92
  • 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, dies at 68
  • 1848-12-25 Johan Erik Nordblom, Swedish composer, dies at 60
  • 1859-01-27 Carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74
  • 1859-07-08 Oscar I, King of Sweden and Norway (1844-59), dies at 60
  • 1860-12-17 Désirée Clary, Queen of Sweden and Norway (1818-44), dies at 83
  • 1861-03-17 Petter Conrad Boman, Swedish composer, dies at 56
  • 1864-10-27 Andreas Randel, Swedish composer, dies at 58
  • 1866-09-26 Carl Almqvist, Swedish author (Amorina), dies at 72
  • 1868-04-03 Franz Adolf Berwald, Swedish composer, dies at 71
  • 1870-06-09 Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Swedish Academy of Music), dies at 82
  • 1870-08-16 Edmund Passy, Swedish composer, dies at 80
  • 1871-03-30 Louise, Dutch-born Queen of Sweden and Norway, dies at 42
  • 1871-09-02 Arvid August Afzelius, Swedish poet and historian, dies at 85
  • 1872-09-18 Charles XV, King of Sweden and Norway (1859-72), dies at 46
  • 1874-06-21 Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (Spectroscopy), dies at 59
  • 1875-06-15 Johan Peter Cronhamm, Swedish composer, dies at 72
  • 1876-02-10 Johan August Söderman, Swedish composer, dies at 43
  • 1877-08-05 Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden, dies at 77
  • 1878-02-08 Elias M. Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum), dies at 83
  • 1880-03-29 Jacob Axel Josephson, Swedish composer, dies at 62
  • 1885-03-28 Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, Swedish composer, dies at 53
  • 1887-11-02 Swedish Nightingale [Jenny Lind], Swedish soprano, dies at 67

Person of interestJohn Ericsson

1889-03-08 John Ericsson, Swedish-American inventor (screw propeller, rotating turret), dies at 85

Mechanical Inventor John Ericsson
Mechanical Inventor
John Ericsson
  • 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 Gerhard De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (1876-80), dies at 78

Person of interestAlfred Nobel

1896-12-10 Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist who invented dynamite and founded 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
  • 1901-04-11 Ivar Hallström, Swedish composer, dies at 74
  • 1901-08-12 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer and mineralogist, dies at 68
  • 1904-12-25 Vilhelm Svedbom, Swedish composer, dies at 61
  • 1905-12-29 Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer, dies at 79
  • 1906-11-22 Ernst Josephson, Swedish painter, dies at 55
  • 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 Oskar Backlund, Swedish-Russian astronomer (planets/asteroids), dies at 64
  • 1912-05-14 August Strindberg, Swedish writer (Deaddans), dies at 63
  • 1916-02-20 Klas Arnoldson, Swedish politician and pacifist (Nobel Peace 1908), dies at 71
  • 1919-03-11 Harald Fryklöf, Swedish composer, dies at 36
  • 1919-03-16 Sigurd von Koch, Swedish composer, dies at 39
  • 1919-12-28 Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (Rydberg formula), dies at 65
  • 1920-04-16 John Conrad Nordqvist, Swedish composer, dies at 80
  • 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
  • 1927-07-07 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (b. 1846)
  • 1927-10-01 Wilhelm Harteveld, Swedish composer, dies at 68
  • 1927-11-20 Wilhelm Stenhammar [Carl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammar], Swedish composer considered the finest Swedish pianist of his time, dies of a stroke at 56
  • 1928-03-01 Jacob Adolf Hägg, Swedish composer, dies at 77
  • 1928-11-08 Mauritz Stiller [Moshe Stiller], Swedish actor and director (The Saga of Gösta Berling, Erotikon), dies from an infective pleurisy at 45
  • 1930-07-28 Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish physician (Nobel 1911), dies at 68
  • 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 (The Wrong Millionaire, Secret Svensson), dies from brain fever at 39
  • 1935-08-29 Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians, first wife of King Leopold III (1934-35), dies in a car accident at 29

Person of interestGustaf Dalén

1937-12-09 [Nils] Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and industrialist (AGA, Nobel Prize in Physics 1912), dies at 68

Industrialist and Inventor Gustaf Dalén
Industrialist and Inventor
Gustaf Dalén
  • 1938-01-12 Gösta Ekman (senior), Swedish actor (b. 1890)
  • 1938-08-06 Warner Oland, Swedish actor (The Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan), dies at 58
  • 1939-11-03 Waldemar Lindgren, Swedish-American Geologist (economic geology, ore classification), dies at 79

Person of interestSelma Lagerlöf

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
  • 1940-07-28 Richard Ohlsson, Swedish composer, dies at 66
  • 1940-09-03 Vilhelm Ekelund, Swedish poet and 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
  • 1942-12-03 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and music critic, dies at 75
  • 1943-05-25 Nils Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter, dies at 54
  • 1943-08-25 Johan Petter Johansson, Swedish inventor and industrialist (modern adjustable spanner), dies at 86
  • 1945-02-16 Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Upproret), dies at 45
  • 1947-03-20 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (Ebberöds bank, Med folket för fosterlandet), dies at 62
  • 1947-07-17 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved thousands of Jews), dies at 34
  • 1947-08-13 Tobias Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies at 68
  • 1948-03-24 Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter, dies at 62
  • 1948-04-08 Josef Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40
  • 1949-04-19 Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (b. 1877)
  • 1950-04-03 Adolf Wiklund, Swedish composer, dies at 70
  • 1950-10-29 Gustav V, king of Sweden, dies at 92
  • 1950-11-25 Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat, dies at 77
  • 1952-11-26 Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)
  • 1953-01-15 Patrick Vretblad, Swedish composer, dies at 76
  • 1953-06-30 Elsa Beskow, (Maartman), Swedish author (children's book), dies at 79
  • 1953-06-30 Gote Carlid, Swedish composer, dies at 32
  • 1954-01-26 Carl J Eldh, Swedish sculptor, dies at 80
  • 1954-03-09 V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer, dies at 79
  • 1954-06-21 Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American inventor, perfected the zipper (b. 1880)
  • 1954-11-04 Stig Dagerman, Swedish author (Burned Child), dies at 31
  • 1957-08-19 Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish meteorologist (b. 1898)
  • 1958-03-12 Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, wife of Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, dies at 79
  • 1959-10-23 Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (b. 1871)
  • 1960-01-06 Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Theory of Money & Capital), dies at 68