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.
Adolphson, Edvin b. February 25, 1893 d. October 31, 1979 Actor, Motion Picture Director. He was active through a 50 year career, and appeared in over 500 roles. His debut was made in 1912, but his breakthrough came 1923 in the film "Friare från Landsvägen". He appeared with Ingrid Bergman in "Only One Night" (1939), and is noted for his roles in the film "Änglar, finns dom?" (1961), the television version of author [Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Solna kyrkogård, Solna, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
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, Skane Lan, 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), Gothenburg, Vastra Gotalands Lan, 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, Stockholms Lan, 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, Goteborg, Vastra Gotalands Lan, 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) Norra begravningsplatsen (Northern Cemetery), Solna, Stockholms Lan, Sweden Plot: 19B/205.
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: Robert Edwards) Leksands kyrkogård, Leksands kommun, Dalarnas Lan, 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 Kyrkogård, Boras, Vastra Gotalands Lan, Sweden
Alströmer, Jonas b. January 7, 1685 d. June 2, 1761 Swedish Industrialist and 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...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Christine kyrka, Alingsas, Vastra Gotalands Lan, 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, Dalarnas Lan, Sweden Plot: 01 01 2
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, Dalarnas Lan, 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, Goteborg, Vastra Gotalands Lan, 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) Norra begravningsplatsen (Northern Cemetery), Solna, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
Anwynd the Breaker (Bröt-Anund) Swedish King. He was of the Yngling Dynasty and at least ruled Swealand, that is to say the central Swea Region that subsequently developed into modern Sweden by about 980 (ref. Professor Birger Nerman). He lived approximately 610 to 635, probably was Anwynd I, and had several successor namesakes (though none of them used a numeral). His Swedish name is Bröt-Anund, denoting a primary road-building legacy where he broke – bröt – through woods and wilderness, creating thoroughfares still laid out...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Badelundaåsen (Badelunda Ridge), Vasteras Kommun, Vastmanlands Lan, Sweden Plot: Anundshögen (Tumulus of Anwynd)