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 Jonas Alströmer

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Jonas Alströmer

Birth
Alingsås, Alingsås kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Death 2 Jun 1761 (aged 76)
Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Burial Alingsås, Alingsås kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Memorial ID 14074758 · View Source
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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 methods for potato cultivation. He was knighted in 1751 and he is honoured with a statue in the city of Göteborg (Gothenburg) and a bronze-bust outside the Stock Exchange in Stockholm.

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  • Originally Created by: Peter Robsahm
  • Added: 25 Apr 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 14074758
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/14074758/jonas-alstr%C3%B6mer : accessed ), memorial page for Jonas Alströmer (7 Jan 1685–2 Jun 1761), Find a Grave Memorial ID 14074758, citing Christine kyrka, Alingsås, Alingsås kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .