Famous Swedes

Name these famous Swedish people based on the clues.
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Last updated: February 8, 2013
First submittedFebruary 8, 2013
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Chemist, engineer, businessman, inventor of dynamite. His foundation bestows a series of famous awards annually
Alfred Nobel
Botanist, physician, zoologist, father of modern taxonomy, inventor of binomial nomenclature (eg. Homo sapiens)
Carl Linnaeus
Diplomat who, as envoy to Hungary, saved tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust
Raoul Wallenberg
Nobleman who led rebellion against Denmark and was proclaimed king, ending the Kalmar Union and beginning hereditary monarchy in Sweden in 1523
Gustav I (Gustav Vasa)
Writer of the Millennium trilogy
Stieg Larsson
Philosopher, theologian, mystic. Best known for his book Heaven and Hell (1756)
Emanuel Swedenborg
Actress whose credits include Anna Karenina, Mata Hari and Nintochka
Greta Garbo
Tennis player who won 11 Grand Slam singles titles
Björn Borg
King who led Sweden into the Thirty Years' War and died in battle
Gustavus Adolphus (Gustav II Adolf)
Dramatic soprano whose most famous roles included Brünnhilde
Birgit Nilsson
Children's writer known for Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren
Director of The Seventh Seal (1957)
Ingmar Bergman
Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland; heiress apparent to the Swedish throne
Victoria
Rock band whose albums include "Life" and "First Band on the Moon"
The Cardigans
UN Secretary-General, killed in plane crash in Zambia in 1961
Dag Hammaskjöld
Author of the Wallander crime novels
Henning Mankell
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King who was assassinated at a masked ball and became the subject of a Verdi opera
Gustav III
Actress who won three Academy Awards, played Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942)
Ingrid Bergman
King who fought in the Great Northern War and suffered decisive defeat at Poltava (1709)
Charles XII
Pop group whose hits include "Dancing Queen", "Waterloo" and "Mamma Mia"
ABBA
Footballer, striker for Paris Saint-Germain
Zlatan Ibrahimović
Iconoclastic writer known for his novel The Red Room (1879)
August Strindberg
Actor whose roles include knight Antonius Block, Father Lankester Merrin, Jesus and Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Max von Sydow
Prime Minister who was assassinated in 1986
Olof Palme
Businessman, philantrhopist who founded IKEA
Ingvar Kamprad
Astronomer who developed a temperature scale also known as centigrade
Anders Celsius
Golfer who won 90 international tournaments
Annika Sörenstam
Tenor known as the Swedish Caruso
Jussi Björling
Queen who studied with Descartes, abdicated and converted to Catholicism
Christina
18th-century composer and poet whose drinking songs remain popular
Carl Michael Bellman
First female to receive Nobel Prize in literature (1909), author of "Gösta Berling's Saga" and "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils".
Selma Lagerlöf
King of Sweden since 1973
Carl XVI Gustaf
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Level 18
Sep 12, 2014
The fifteenth answer is spelled wrong. But interesting quiz :)
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Level 49
Nov 1, 2021
many answers is misspelled like: her name is Kristina noth Christina and it's karl XII not Charles!!!
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Level 71
Jan 17, 2017
No Stella Skärsgård??
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Level 49
Feb 20, 2020
Who is Stella Skärsgård?
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Level 23
Apr 27, 2020
Now Zlatan plays for AC Milan