Singer. Born Johanna Maria Lind at 40 Mästersamuelsgränd, Stockholm. Her operatic fame began when she sang the role of Agathe in Der Freischütz. She was appointed court singer and made a member of ...
Person, Music / songs, Sweden, USA
Born Stenbrohult, Småland in southern Sweden. Inventor of a system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms. One of the great collectors of the 18th century. At his death Joseph Banks tried b...
Person, Race Issues, Science, Sweden
Chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer. Invented dynamite, first demonstrating it in 1867 in a quarry in Redhill, Surrey. An inadvertently premature obituary, "The merchant of d...
Person, Peace, Science, Seriously Famous, Sweden
Born in Stockholm to the crown prince of Sweden and Norway. Became king Oscar II of Sweden and Norway on the death of his brother on 18 September 1872. The union between the two countries failed in...
Person, Royalty, Norway, Sweden
Pioneer of Physical Education for Women. A Swedish supporter of women's rights who settled in London in 1881. She was appointed Superintendent of Physical Education for London's public schools.
Person, Education, Gender Issues, Sport / Games, Sweden
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Born: 17/10/1799, 222 years ago
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