List of Famous people born in Kalmar County, Sweden

Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson
First Name Astrid
Born on November 14, 1907
Died on January 28, 2002 (aged 94)

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for several children's book series, featuring Pippi Longstocking, Emil i Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children, and for the children's fantasy novels Mio, My Son, Ronia the Robber's Daughter, and The Brothers Lionheart. Lindgren worked on the Children's Literature Editorial Board at the Rabén & Sjögren publishing house in Stockholm and wrote more than 30 books for children. In January 2017, she was calculated to be the world's 18th most translated author, and the fourth most translated children's writer after Enid Blyton, Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. Lindgren has so far sold roughly 165 million books worldwide. In 1994, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "her unique authorship dedicated to the rights of children and respect for their individuality."

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Stefan Edberg

First Name Stefan
Last Name Edberg
Born on January 19, 1966 (age 58)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Stefan Bengt Edberg is a Swedish former world No. 1 professional tennis player. A major proponent of the serve-and-volley style of tennis, he won six Grand Slam singles titles and three Grand Slam men's doubles titles between 1985 and 1996. He also won the Masters Grand Prix and was a part of the Swedish Davis Cup-winning-team four times. In addition he won four Masters Series titles, four Championship Series titles and the unofficial Olympic tournament 1984, was ranked in the singles top 10 for ten successive years, and ranked 9 years in the top 5. Edberg began coaching Roger Federer in January 2014, with this partnership ending in December 2015.

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Kristina Wayborn

Britt-Inger Johansson
First Name Kristina
Born on September 24, 1950 (age 73)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Britt-Inger Johansson, known professionally as Kristina Wayborn, is a Swedish actress who worked mostly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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Karolina Olsson

First Name Karolina
Born on October 29, 1861
Died on April 5, 1950 (aged 88)

Karolina Olsson, also known as "Soverskan på Oknö", was a Swedish woman who purportedly remained in hibernation between 1876 and 1908.

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Ola Källenius

First Name Ola
Born on June 11, 1969 (age 54)

Ola Källenius is a Swedish business executive. He is the chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG, and head of Mercedes-Benz. He is the first non-German in both positions.

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Lennart Green

First Name Lennart
Last Name Green
Born on December 25, 1941 (age 82)

Sven Lennart Green is a Swedish world champion close-up/card magician, a title which he won in 1991 at the FISM convention in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is known for his seemingly chaotic routines which, in spite of first appearances, display great skill. His original techniques and presentation style form an unorthodox and innovative contribution to sleight of hand magic.

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Ivar Kreuger

First Name Ivar
Last Name Kreuger
Born on March 2, 1880
Died on March 12, 1932 (aged 52)

Ivar Kreuger was a Swedish civil engineer, financier, entrepreneur and industrialist. In 1908, he co-founded the construction company Kreuger & Toll Byggnads AB, which specialized in new building techniques. By aggressive investments and innovative financial instruments, he built a global match and financial empire. Between the two world wars, he negotiated match monopolies with European, Central American and South American governments, and finally controlled between two thirds and three quarters of worldwide match production, becoming known as the "Match King".

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Thomas Ravelli

First Name Thomas
Last Name Ravelli
Born on August 13, 1959 (age 64)
Height 186 cm | 6'1

Thomas Ravelli is a Swedish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. His 21-year professional career was almost exclusively associated with Öster and Göteborg, for whom he appeared in a combined 416 Allsvenskan games. The most-capped player for the Sweden national team for several years, Ravelli represented the nation at the 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cups, and UEFA Euro 1992.

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Ingeborg Sjöqvist

First Name Ingeborg
Born on April 19, 1912
Died on November 22, 2015 (aged 103)

Ingeborg Maria Ingers was a Swedish diver.

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Dan Olweus

First Name Dan
Last Name Olweus
Born on April 18, 1931
Died on September 20, 2020 (aged 89)

Dan Olweus was a Swedish-Norwegian psychologist. He was a research professor of psychology at the University of Bergen, Norway. Olweus has been widely recognized as a pioneer of research on bullying.

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