Bengtsson, Västgöta b. August 12, 1908 d. November 5, 2000 Ethnologist, Educator, Author. His name was Sixten Bengtsson, but to the people of Sweden, he was to be known as ”Västgöta-Bengtsson”. ”Västgöta” indicates the province of Västergötland where he throughout his life pursued research and documentation of peasant living, national characters, idioms and philology. He educated the people of Sweden on these subjects through TV, books, radio programmes and lectures. With a great sence of humour and immense knowledge he made his name as one of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) S:ta Elins Kyrkogård, Skövde, Skövde kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden Plot: Kv 8, grav 1238 B
Carlsson, Roger 'Ragge' b. February 18, 1945 d. December 8, 1997 Renowned Sports Coach. Legendary coach for the Swedish international handball team 1980-1988. He was behind Sweden reaching an international top-position, which later rendered several medals in the World- and European Championchips, as well as in the Olympics. He left the team after the Seoul Olympics 1988 and started as a coach for the Norwegian club Runa. From 1995, on to his death, he coached the Swedish club IFK Skövde, and it was during a game between IFK and Polisen/Söder, he was struck...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Sankta Birgittas kyrkogård, Skövde, Skövde kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Helen (Helena Elin) b. 1065 d. 1140 Queen of Sweden. Her birth and death years are approximate here and there has been much debate and various theories as to who she really was. King Ingi the Elder was allegedly married to Hacon Red's (the Blood Swain) sister called Maiden (Mö) and Mare, likely epithets for a young woman named Helen. In the 16th century, King John III had grave monuments made at Vreta and got quite a few names mixed up, incorrectly naming her as the queen of Ingi the Younger (her actual husband's nephew). The...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Sankta Helena kyrka (Church of St. Helen's), Skövde, Skövde kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden Plot: The location of her grave in the original old church is no longer known.