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Stockholm, Sweden

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.stockholm.se/

Population:
761,721 (2004)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Stockholm
1878
Royal Institute of Technology
1827

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
1965
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
1902

OPERA

OperaFounded
Royal Swedish Opera
1773

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Spotify
2006
Betsson
2000
Autoliv
1953
H&M
1947
Investor AB
1916
Electrolux
1910
ASEA
1883
Ericsson
1876

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Malin Akerman
Actor
12-May-1978   The Heartbreak Kid
Benny Andersson
Musician
16-Dec-1946   ABBA
Bibi Andersson
Actor
11-Nov-1935   Persona
Harriet Andersson
Actor
14-Feb-1932   Dogville
Pernilla August
Actor
13-Feb-1958   The Best Intentions
Avicii
Disc Jockey
8-Sep-1989   Swedish House DJ
Ingrid Bergman
Actor
29-Aug-1915 29-Aug-1982 Murder on the Orient Express
Sune K. Bergström
Scientist
10-Jan-1916 15-Aug-2004 Prostaglandins
Sissela Bok
Scholar
2-Dec-1934   Ethicist
Hjalmar Branting
Politician
23-Nov-1860 24-Feb-1925 Swedish Prime Minister
King Charles XII
Royalty
17-Jun-1682 30-Nov-1718 King of Sweden, 1697-1718
Neneh Cherry
Musician
10-Mar-1964   Raw Like Sushi
Per Theodor Cleve
Chemist
10-Feb-1840 18-Jun-1905 Discovered holmium (Ho) and thulium (Tm)
Britt Ekland
Actor
6-Oct-1942   The Man with the Golden Gun
Erik XIV
Royalty
13-Dec-1533 26-Feb-1577 King of Sweden, 1560-68
Ulf von Euler
Scientist
7-Feb-1905 9-Mar-1983 Neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and prostaglandins
Greta Garbo
Actor
18-Sep-1905 15-Apr-1990 Vanted to be alone
Gustav Adolph the Great
Royalty
9-Dec-1594 6-Nov-1632 King of Sweden 1611-32
Gustav V
Royalty
16-Jun-1858 29-Oct-1950 King of Sweden, 1907-50
Lasse Hallstrom
Film Director
2-Jun-1946   My Life as a Dog
Signe Hasso
Actor
15-Aug-1910 7-Jun-2002 A Double Life
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Head of State
26-Dec-1953   President of Estonia
Erland Josephson
Actor
15-Jun-1923 25-Feb-2012 The Sacrifice
Joel Kinnaman
Actor
25-Nov-1979   Stephen Holder on The Killing
Vendela Kirsebom
Model
12-Jan-1967   1993 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
Jenny Lind
Singer
6-Oct-1820 2-Nov-1887 Soprano, The Swedish Nightingale
Dolph Lundgren
Actor
3-Nov-1957   The Punisher
Yngwie Malmsteen
Guitarist
30-Jun-1963   Heavy Metal guitar virtuoso
Alfred Nobel
Inventor
21-Oct-1833 10-Dec-1896 Dynamite inventor, established Nobel Prize
Claes Oldenburg
Sculptor
28-Jan-1929   Pop-Art sculptor
Lena Olin
Actor
22-Mar-1956   Enemies: A Love Story
Oscar II
Royalty
21-Jan-1829 8-Dec-1907 King of Sweden and Norway
Olof Palme
Head of State
30-Jan-1927 28-Feb-1986 Swedish Prime Minister, assassinated
Marcus Schenkenberg
Model
4-Aug-1968   Male supermodel
Alexander Skarsgård
Actor
25-Aug-1976   Eric Northman on True Blood
Art Spiegelman
Cartoonist
15-Feb-1948   Maus
Inger Stevens
Actor
18-Oct-1934 30-Apr-1970 The Farmer's Daughter
August Strindberg
Playwright
22-Jan-1849 14-May-1912 Röda Rummet
Mats Sundin
Hockey
13-Feb-1971   Toronto Maple Leafs
Emanuel Swedenborg
Philosopher
29-Jan-1688 29-Mar-1772 Swedish scientist turned Christian mystic
Ann Telnaes
Cartoonist
1960   Political cartoonist
Carl Gustaf, Count Tessin
Aristocrat
5-Sep-1695 7-Jan-1770 Head of Swedish Chancellory
Arne Tiselius
Chemist
10-Aug-1902 29-Aug-1971 Electrophoresis
Tomas Tranströmer
Poet
15-Apr-1931   Scandinavian poet
Astrid Varnay
Singer
25-Apr-1918 4-Sep-2006 Wagnerian soprano
John Wattin
Business
1947   Chairman of MySQL

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Klas Pontus Arnoldson
Journalist
27-Oct-1844 20-Feb-1916 Helped to cleave Norway and Sweden
Svante Arrhenius
Chemist
19-Feb-1859 2-Oct-1927 Explored electrolytic conductivity
Nils Asther
Actor
17-Jan-1897 13-Oct-1981 The Single Standard
Sune K. Bergström
Scientist
10-Jan-1916 15-Aug-2004 Prostaglandins
Jöns Jacob Berzelius
Chemist
20-Aug-1779 7-Aug-1848 Inventor of modern chemical notation
Green Bar Bill
Author
6-Aug-1900 9-Nov-1992 Prominent Scouter
Anita Björk
Actor
25-Apr-1923 24-Oct-2012 Miss Julie
Per Theodor Cleve
Chemist
10-Feb-1840 18-Jun-1905 Discovered holmium (Ho) and thulium (Tm)
Gustaf Dalén
Inventor
30-Nov-1869 9-Dec-1937 Automatic sun valve
René Descartes
Philosopher
31-Mar-1596 11-Feb-1650 Discours de la Méthode
Allan Edwall
Actor
25-Aug-1924 7-Feb-1997 The Brothers Lionheart
Ulf von Euler
Scientist
7-Feb-1905 9-Mar-1983 Neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and prostaglandins
Hans von Euler-Chelpin
Chemist
15-Feb-1873 7-Nov-1964 Enzymes of sugar fermentation
Ragnar Granit
Scientist
30-Oct-1900 31-Mar-1990 Physiology of the retina
Allvar Gullstrand
Doctor
5-Jun-1862 28-Jul-1930 Ophthalmologist, refraction of light in the eye
Gustav V
Royalty
16-Jun-1858 29-Oct-1950 King of Sweden, 1907-50
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Head of State
4-Feb-1862 12-Oct-1953 Prime Minister of Sweden, 1914-17
Eyvind Johnson
Author
29-Jul-1900 25-Aug-1976 Rain at Dawn
Erland Josephson
Actor
15-Jun-1923 25-Feb-2012 The Sacrifice
Erik Axel Karlfeldt
Poet
20-Jul-1864 8-Apr-1931 Songs of the wilderness and love
Pär Lagerkvist
Author
23-May-1891 11-Jul-1974 Barabbas
Bertil Lindblad
Astronomer
26-Nov-1895 25-Jun-1965 Spiral structure of the galaxy
Astrid Lindgren
Author
14-Nov-1907 28-Jan-2002 Pippi Longstocking
Anna Lindh
Government
19-Jun-1957 11-Sep-2003 Swedish Foreign Minister
Gerald Mohr
Actor
11-Jun-1914 9-Nov-1968 American character actor
Gunnar Myrdal
Economist
6-Dec-1898 17-May-1987 Monetary Equilibrium
Warner Oland
Actor
3-Oct-1879 6-Aug-1938 Charlie Chan
Oscar I
Royalty
4-Jul-1799 8-Jul-1859 King of Sweden and Norway
Oscar II
Royalty
21-Jan-1829 8-Dec-1907 King of Sweden and Norway
Olof Palme
Head of State
30-Jan-1927 28-Feb-1986 Swedish Prime Minister, assassinated
Nelly Sachs
Poet
10-Dec-1891 12-May-1970 O the Chimneys
Manne Siegbahn
Physicist
3-Dec-1886 26-Sep-1978 X-Ray spectroscopy
August Strindberg
Playwright
22-Jan-1849 14-May-1912 Röda Rummet
Hugo Theorell
Scientist
6-Jul-1903 15-Aug-1982 Oxidation enzymes
Ingrid Thulin
Actor
27-Jan-1926 7-Jan-2004 Swedish actress starred in 9 Ingmar Bergman films
Herbert Hall Turner
Astronomer
13-Aug-1861 20-Aug-1930 Stellar positions
Norbert Wiener
Mathematician
26-Nov-1894 18-Mar-1964 Cybernetics



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