Adolph (Alf) Swedish Monarch. Living from approximately 400 to 430 A.D., he was a member of the Yngling Dynast, and ruled Swealand, or the central Swea Region part of Sweden which subsequently developed into that country by about 980 A. D. Also known as Atawulf (Swedish: Alf [Adolf], nicknamed Elfse), he was likely to have been Adolph I. Evidence exists that he did exist outside of the legends. Adolph was co-ruler with his brother Ingvi (Yngve) and was married to Queen Bera. The relationship between the...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Thorsugle (Tumulus), Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden Plot: The tumulus is no longer visible on the bank of the Fyris River.
Adolphson, Olle b. May 2, 1934 d. March 10, 2004 Composer. He was one of Sweden´s most celebrated composers and singer, and was known for renewing of the old Swedish song-tradition "visa". He studied guitar in Spain, and subsequently made his debut, with the collection of songs "Aubade" (1956). Some of his most beloved songs were made in collaboration with lyricist Beppe Wolgers, for instance "Det gåtfulla folket" and "Okända djur". Other songs that distinguish his personal style are "Trubbel" and "En glad Calypso om våren" among others. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Ravlunda kyrkogård, Simrishamn, Simrishamns kommun, Skåne län, Sweden
Afzelius, Björn b. January 27, 1947 d. February 16, 1999 Musician, Songwriter. He had a breakthrough during the Swedish "progressive rock" era in the 1970s when he joined the "Hoola Bandoola Band", the forerunners in Swedish progressive music. He took a clearly political stand against social injustices and problems of the Third World. When Hoola Bandoola Band split, he commenced a solo career and had success in Sweden and abroad. His songs have been recorded by various artists. (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Västra Kyrkogården (Western Cemetery), Göteborg, Göteborgs kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden Plot: Field 14, plot 246
Agni (Agne Skjalfarbonde) Swedish Monarch. A member of the Yngling Dynasty, he ruled Swealand, or the central Swea Region part of Sweden which subsequently developed into that country by about 980 A. D. Living approximately 355 to 400 A.D., he was the first of a succession of king of whom expertise has had the opinion that he did exist outside of the legends. He was assassinated by being hanged by Queen Skjalv, probably his consort, at an area called Agnefit, possibly located on the south shore of the current Old Town (...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Lill-Hersby, Sollentuna, Sollentuna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden Plot: Kung Agnes hög (Tumulus of King Agni)
Ahl, Per-Olof b. January 23, 1919 d. November 2, 1996 Businessman, Author. He was the founder of "KappAhl", one of the leading clothing companies in Scandinavia. he started his successful business in 1953, locating his new firm in a basement in Gothenburg, Sweden, and toured Sweden, selling coats from a bus. His early efforts proved successful, and his business soon grew to one of the biggest companies in its field. Today there are more than 280 stores in Scandinavia, Europe, and Asia. Per-Olof Ahl also wrote two books on his work and vision; "...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Örgryte gamla kyrkogård, Göteborg, Göteborgs kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Ahrle, Elof b. January 21, 1900 d. June 3, 1965 Actor, Motion Picture Director. Educated at missionary Elin Svensson´s Teaterskola (Theatre School) in Nyköping, Sweden, he appeared in 77 motion pictures during his career, and directed several films as well. He is especially will be remembered for his roles in "Krigsmans erinran" (1947), "Jazzgossen" (1958) and "Mälarpirater" (1959). He also acted on stage in comedies as well as in dramatic theatre. He created the popular figure "Loffe", characterized by a very typical and traditional...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Northern Cemetery, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden Plot: 19B/205.
Alfvén, Hannes Olof Gosta b. May 30, 1908 d. April 2, 1995 Scientist, Nobel Prize Winner. He is remembered for his many contributions to plasma physics, including theories describing the behavior of aurorae, the Van Allen radiation belts, the effect of magnetic storms on the Earth's magnetic field, the terrestrial magnetosphere, and the dynamics of plasmas in the Milky Way galaxy. He was born in Norrkoping, Sweden and received his Doctorate Degree from the University of Uppsala in 1934. The same year, he began teaching physics at both the University of...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Djursholms begravningsplats, Danderyd, Danderyds kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Alfvén, Hugo b. May 1, 1872 d. May 5, 1960 Composer, Conductor. He and Wilhelm Stenhammar were the outstanding Swedish composers of their time. Alfvén was strongly nationalistic and he pioneered in introducing Swedish folk music into his compositions. The "Swedish Rhapsody No. 1", subtitled "Midsummer Vigil" (1904), brought him international fame and remains his best known piece. He regarded his five symphonies, written between 1897 and 1954, as his finest...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Leksands kyrkogård, Leksand, Leksands kommun, Dalarnas län, Sweden
Alsér, Hans b. January 23, 1942 d. January 15, 1977 Table Tennis Champion. He was one of Sweden´s best table-tennis players through all times. He changed and developed the sport, and a racket is named after him: ”The Alsér Grip.” He was European Champion (single) 1962 and 1966; European Champion (Team) four times between 1964 and 1970; World Champion (double, together with Kjell Johansson) 1967 and 1969; European Champion (double) 1966. He was killed in a plane crash when landing at Bromma Airport in Stockholm. (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) S:t Sigfrids Griftegård, Borås, Borås kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Alströmer, Jonas b. January 7, 1685 d. June 2, 1761 Industrialist, Scientist. One of the most prominent figures of the industrial revolution in Sweden. He imported machines and competence from abroad and was a founder of several companies. He was one of the founders of The Royal Academy of Science, which is appointing the Nobel Prizes of Chemistry and Physics. He took a great interest in agriculture and was introducing the potato in Sweden, an achievement giving him the denomination "Potatiskungen" (The Potato King). He also developed new...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Christine kyrka, Alingsås, Alingsås kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Anderson, Stefan b. December 26, 1878 d. May 8, 1966 Industrialist. Considered "King of the Watchmakers" of northern Europe in his day. Anderson was born in Enköping, Sweden. Full name: Knut Stefan Anderson. His mother died when he was 11, leaving him with a sickly father and 4 small siblings. He was taught watchmaking in Norrköping and soon began a career of organizing his tradesmen and other craftsmen and the smaller industries of Scandinavia, also working in Germany at times. When his three brothers and sister changed their last name to...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Gamla kyrkogården (The Old Churchyard), Ludvika, Ludvika kommun, Dalarnas län, Sweden Plot: 01 01 2
Anderson, Stikkan 'Stig' b. January 25, 1931 d. September 12, 1997 Musicial Producer, Businessman. Born in Hova, Sweden, a small town 200 miles south-west of Stockholm. After leaving school at 13, he went to night classes and became a primary school teacher. Of the 2,000 songs he claims to have penned, the most memorable are the hilarious "The Girls Who Know Are Found In The Country and Rockin' Billy", a 1960 hit for Lill-Babs in Scandinavia and Holland. He used his royalties wisely to finish his schooling and graduated from the National Training College of...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Galärvarvskyrkogården, Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Andersson, Dan b. April 6, 1888 d. September 16, 1920 Author. His poetry and fiction depict the hard life of the working class and the rugged wildnerness of his native Sweden. Andersson was born in Skattlösberg, Dalecarlia, the son of a poor country teacher. In his youth he worked as a woodsman, charcoal burner, and factory worker. From 1914 to 1915 he took part in a course at Brunnsvik, a folk high school, where he was influenced by the writings of Oscar Wilde, Tagore, Dostojevsky, and Nietzsche. His books include "Charcoal Burner's Tales" (...[Read More] (Bio by: Birgit Jacobsson) Lyvikens kyrkogård (Lyviken Cemetery) , Ludvika, Ludvika kommun, Dalarnas län, Sweden
Andersson, Kent b. December 2, 1933 d. November 3, 2005 Actor, Writer. He had his breakthrough in the 1960´s with three plays, co-written with writer/director Bengt Bratt, "Flotten", "Hemmet" and "Sandlådan". Since then he became a highly respected and beloved actor and playwright for the Swedish people, often seen in films and TV-series, besides his theatre acting and revue performances. In 1996 he took over the old cinema Aftonstjärnan (Evening Star) in his hometown Gothenburg, which was about to be closed down. It became a platform for his work...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Lundby kyrkogård, Göteborg, Göteborgs kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden Plot: 15/102
Andrée, Salomon August b. October 18, 1854 d. October, 1897 Polar explorer. In July, 1897 he made an attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. The attempt failed, and he and his fellow expeditionaries Nils Strindberg (born 4th of September, 1872) and Knut Frænkel (born 14th of February, 1870) died at White Island in their attempt to return back. Their bodies were not recovered until 1930. The grave contains the ashes of all three members of the expedition. (Bio by: Klas Grönqvist) Northern Cemetery, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden