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A listing of inventors and discovers born in the country of Sweden. In 2006, the population of Sweden was estimated to be 9,016,596. Sweden is located in Northern Europe and a member of the European Union.
 
Inventor: Ernst Fredrick Werner Alexanderson
Ernst F.W.Alexanderson photo courtesy IEEE History Center
Invention: Alexanderson alternator
Birth: January 25, 1878 in Uppsala, Sweden
Death: May 14, 1975 in Schenectady, New York
Nationality: Swedish
 
Inventor: Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Portrait of Alfred Nobel courtesy Nobel Foundation
Invention: dynamite in 1855 .
Birth: October 21, 1833, Stockholm, Sweden
Death: December 10, 1896, Sanremo, Italy
Nationality: Swedish
 
Inventor: Gideon Sundback
Gideon Sundback photo courtesy Public Forum Institute
invention; Modern prototype of the zipper in 1913
Birth: 1880
Death: June 21, 1954
Nationality: Swedish 
 
 
 
   
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