Northern Cemetery

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Address:
Norra begravningsplatsen
Solna
Sweden

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Norra Begravningsplatsen, literally "The Northern Cemetery" in Swedish, is a major cemetery of Metropolitan Stockholm. The cemetery is located in the municipality of Solna.

Inaugurated on June 9, 1827, it is the burial site for a number of Swedish notables.

Notable interments

  • Salomon August Andrée (1854-1897), polar explorer
  • Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844-1916), Nobel Peace Prize recipient
  • Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974), composer
  • Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982), actress
  • Bo Bergman (1869-1967), author, poet, lyricist
  • Folke Bernadotte (1895-1948), diplomat
  • Franz Berwald (1796-1868), classical composer
  • Ulla Billquist (1907-1946). singer
  • Ulf Björlin (1933-1993), conductor, composer
  • August Blanche (1811-1868), writer, publicist, politician
  • Isak Gustaf Clason (1856-1930), architect
  • Gösta Ekman (senior) (1890-1938), actor
  • Knut Frænkel (1870-1897), engineer and Arctic explorer
  • Isaac Grünewald (1889-1946), painter
  • Allvar Gullstrand (1862-1930), physician, Nobel Prize in Medicine
  • Per Albin Hansson (1885-1946), Prime Minister of Sweden
  • Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850-1891), mathematician, writer
  • Ivar Kreuger (1880-1932), industrialist and financier
  • Gustaf de Laval (1845-1932), engineer and inventor
  • Arvid Lindman (1862-1936), Prime Minister of Sweden
  • Estelle Manville Bernadotte af Wisborg (1904-1984), American-Swedish countess, married to Count Folke Bernadotte
  • Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), author
  • Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), inventor and founder of the Nobel Prize.
  • Jenny Nyström (1854-1946), artist, illustrator
  • Ernst Rolf (1891-1932), entertainer, theatrical producer
  • Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), author, Nobel Prize in literature
  • Ulrich Salchow (1877-1949), world and Olympic figure skating champion, jump named for him
  • Victor Sjöström (Victor Seastrom) (1879-1960), international film director
  • Karl Staaff (1860-1915), Prime Minister of Sweden
  • Mauritz Stiller (1883-1928), film director
  • August Strindberg (1849-1912), author, playwright
  • Nils Strindberg (1872-1897), photographer and Arctic explorer
  • Inga Tidblad (1901-1975), actress
  • Axel Hugo Theodor Theorell (1903-1982}, scientist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Wilhelmina Skogh (1849-1926), business woman, owned hotel- and restaurants.
  • Samuel Owen (1774-1854), engineer, inventor, industrialist. Born in England.

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