Famous People from Sweden

| December 12, 2017

Sweden is one of the European countries with the smallest population reported to the surface of the country. Even so, Sweden has given the world some remarkable artists and scientists. Located in the northern Europe, this country has amazing landscapes and icy cold winters. Sweden has an official Swedish language, but it was rated the English-speaking country in the world. This country was the first in so many domains and has produced some amazing talents.

We have all heard about the Nobel Prizes. Alfred Nobel was born in Sweden in 1833. He is the inventor of dynamite and managed to make a fortune from dynamite production and weapon manufacturing. He left his vast fortune to the Institute of Nobel Prizes (founded by him) in order to prize the best scientist in the world.  He managed to patent at least 355 inventions throughout his lifetime.

Greta Garbo was one of the greatest film actresses of all times. She was born in Sweden in 1905 and was a star of both silent films and talkies. The Swedish Sphinx was an etalon of beauty, elegance and intelligence, being some of the very few actresses that managed to transition between the two types of films. She never won an Oscar, but her legacy has influenced the movie world forever. Ingrid Bergman is another movie star born in Sweden. She is an Academy Award winner and her career highlights are “Casablanca” and “Notorious”. She was renowned for her simplicity and lack of make-up. Being raised in harsh conditions she decided to remain simple and modest even after winning three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards.

Zara Maria Larsson

Zara Maria Larsson is a rising talent in the global music industry. She was born in 1997 and by the time she was 10 she won the Swedish show “Got Talent” that introduced her in the music industry. Her singles “Lush Life” and “Uncover” were certified Platinum by Universal Music Sweden. She is slowly becoming a world-recognized artist thanks to her vibrant lyrics and edgy music.

Anders Celsius was born in Sweden in 1701. He was a brilliant astronomer, mathematician and physicist that proposed the Celsius temperature scale that is now widely used in Europe and across the globe. He is also the founder of the Uppsala Observatory, the oldest of its kind in Sweden. Torsten Wiesel is a neurophysiologist born in Sweden in 1924. He was one of the co-recipients of the Nobel Prize for medicine from 1981. He won the award for his discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system.

Alva Reimer Mydral is a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1982. She born in 1902 and was a prolific politician and diplomat. She worked to transform the country’s social welfare system in one of the best in the world. And she succeeded marvellously. Soon, her work expanded beyond the borders of Sweden and she worked as a global activist. She also worked for the United Nations, striving to make life better for people around the globe.

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