Swedish History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 334

  • 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
  • 1720-02-01 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 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
  • 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 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

InventionHistoric Invention

1867-11-25 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel patents dynamite

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • 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
  • 1895-11-27 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel's will establishes the Nobel Prize
  • 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
  • 1912-05-05 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 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)
  • 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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 741

  • 1793-11-28 Carl Jonas Love Almquist, Swedish composer (Tornrosens Buck)
  • 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 and 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
  • 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, Swedish explorer (d. 1901)

Person of interestAlfred Nobel

1833-10-21 Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist, invented dynamite and foundered 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 theory/author/feminist (Courageous Woman)
  • 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 (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 (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)
  • 1859-04-05 Wilhelm Harteveld, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm (d. 1927)
  • 1859-07-06 Verner von Heidenstam, Swedish poet/novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916)
  • 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 (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, 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 (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 (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 (d. 1950)
  • 1874-02-11 Elsa Beskow, [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
  • 1874-03-09 Richard Ohlsson, Swedish composer (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 (Protactinium), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1968)
  • 1879-05-06 Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist
  • 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 (d. 1969)
  • 1882-01-15 Princess Margaret of Sweden (d. 1920)
  • 1882-09-14 Harald Fryklöf, Swedish composer, born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1919)
  • 1882-11-11 King Gustav VI Adolf of 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 358

  • 1814-02-26 Johan Tobias Sergel, Swedish sculptor, dies at 73
  • 1818-02-15 Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18), dies at 69
  • 1819-09-14 Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist (lichens), dies at 61
  • 1820-02-16 Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (b. 1758).
  • 1828-08-08 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (b. 1743)
  • 1837-02-07 King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (b. 1778)
  • 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 (b. 1777)
  • 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
  • 1871-09-25 Arvir A Afzelius, Swedish story teller, dies
  • 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 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
  • 1901-04-11 Ivar Hallström, Swedish composer, dies at 74
  • 1901-08-12 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer (b. 1832)
  • 1904-12-25 Vilhelm Svedbom, Swedish composer, dies at 61
  • 1905-12-29 Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer, dies at 79
  • 1906-11-22 Earnest Josephson, Swedish painter, dies
  • 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 (b. 1854)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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 S L T Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden, dies

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
  • 1947-01-26 Gustav Adolf, crown prince of Sweden, dies in air crash
  • 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 Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies
  • 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 (b. 1873)
  • 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