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 Lan, Sweden Plot: The tumulus is no longer visible on the bank of the Fyris River.
Arrhenius, Svante b. February 19, 1859 d. October 2, 1927 Physical Chemist. He is considered by many to be the founder of physical chemistry. Born in Uppsala, Sweden, he was self-educated and became an arithmetical prodigy as a young boy. He specialized on the conductivity of electrolytes which would earn him a Noble Prize in Chemistry for 1903, the first Swedish citizen to do so. The Arrenhius equation and the lunar crater Arrenhius is named after him. (Bio by: s.canning) Uppsala gamla kyrkogård, Uppsala, Uppsala Lan, Sweden
Erikson, Moltas b. November 29, 1932 d. June 1, 1988 Entertainer, TV-personality. Born Jan Henning. He was a psychiatrist who had a natural talent for entertainment, and with time became one of the most appreciated figures of this field in Sweden. He was one of the front-figures of TV-show "Mosebacke Monarki" (Monarchy of Mosebacke), as well as in the Radio show "På Minuten". He also had a great hit with the song "Norgevisan" (Song of Norway) - a humerous act full of irony and sarkasm about the "brother land" of Sweden. He had some minor roles in...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Uppsala gamla kyrkogård, Uppsala, Uppsala Lan, Sweden Plot: 3/198B
Fridegård, Jan b. June 14, 1897 d. September 8, 1968 Author and Poet. One of Sweden's leading proletarian-writers. His writing was often autobiographical and was coloured by his harsh childhood, growing up in a poor home under bad conditions. He made his debute as a poet in 1931, with the collection of poems "Den svarta lutan". His first novel, "En natt i juli", was published in 1933. His breakthrough was in 1936 with "Jag - Lars Hård", very much describing his own life. Other noted books from his vast production are "Trägudars land" (1940), "...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Uppsala gamla kyrkogård, Uppsala, Uppsala Lan, Sweden Plot: 5/304
Fröding, Gustav b. 1860 d. 1911 Noted Swedish Poet. Born 1860 in Alster, Värmland, and was a pioneer in Swedish poetry, liberating the traditional verse from its common pattern. In many ways an outsider, a fact that often marked his writing. He opposed his public image, and revealed such personal secrets like his abuse of alcohol, or that he used to buy love for money. In ”Splashes of grail” he wrote (Free translation): ”I bought my love for money, for nothing else was to get. Sing beautyfully, grating strings, sing...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Uppsala gamla kyrkogård, Uppsala, Uppsala Lan, Sweden
Hammarskjold, Dag b. July 29, 1905 d. September 18, 1961 Swedish Diplomat, Economist, Author, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Nobel Prize Winner. He was the 4th and youngest son of Hjalmar Hammarskjold who was the Prime Minister of Sweden from 1914 to 1917. He spent most of his childhood in Uppsala, Sweden, where he attended Uppsala University and by 1930 had received his Licentiate of Philosophy and Master of Laws Degrees. He was secretary on a government committee on unemployment from 1930 to 1934 during which time he wrote his...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Plane crash Uppsala gamla kyrkogård, Uppsala, Uppsala Lan, Sweden
Ingvi (Yngve) Legendary Swedish king. He lived approximately 402 to 430 and reigned over Swealand, or the central Swea Region part of Sweden which developed into that country by about 980 A.D. Belonging to the ancient Yngling Dynasty of Upsala, he has also been counted as Ingi II. The fertility god of Norse mythology, Ingvi-Freyr (Yngve Frej), for whom the dynasty and the story about it was named, was numbered Ingi I. According to the Yngling Saga of historian Snorri Sturluson, Ingvi and his brother Adolph (...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Thorsugle (Tumulus), Uppsala, Uppsala Lan, Sweden Plot: The tumulus is no longer visible on the bank of the Fyris River.
Knutsson, Gösta b. October 12, 1908 d. April 4, 1973 Author, Radio Announcer. He introduced quiz-show in Sweden 1938. Apart from his quiz-shows, he was an often heard voice in the Swedish radio. In 1939 he commenced his career as one of Sweden's most popular writers of children's books, by publishing the first volume of Pelle Svanslös ("Pelle Tailless"). Altogether he wrote 13 books about Pelle, a cat with great personality, but no tail. His hometown, the city of Uppsala, has created an annual scollarship, Gösta Knutsson-stipendiet, to his memory...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Uppsala gamla kyrkogård, Uppsala, Uppsala Lan, Sweden Plot: 48/1908B
Liljefors, Bruno b. 1860 d. 1939 Acclaimed Artist. He got his education at Royal Academy of Art in Stockholm. As a juvenile he got an interest for wildlife, something he years later brought in to his art. His famous paintings are very representative, as they almost exclusively describe wildlife and nature scenes. Bruno Liljefors paitings are represented at Sweden´s National Museum, Gothenburg Museum of Art, museums in Helsinki, Dresden and Florence among others. At the end of his life, he released the book ”Det vildas rike” (...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Uppsala gamla kyrkogård, Uppsala, Uppsala Lan, Sweden
Sahindal, Fadime b. April 2, 1975 d. January 21, 2002 Social Reformer, Murder Victim. She made her name in her struggle for womens liberation and integration, from an ethnic point of view. Being a Kurdish immigrant to Sweden, she faught for young womens acclimatization into the western society, often in opposition with old tradition. She held a speech on the subject to the Swedish Parliament and gave those issues a public face. Fadime had a Swedish boyfriend, something that meant ”disgrace” to some of her relatives. She was brutally killed on the...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Uppsala gamla kyrkogård, Uppsala, Uppsala Lan, Sweden