Here are all 33 of Sweden’s Nobel laureates


Most Nobel Prizes over the years have been awarded to the United States. They have collected around 400 medals since the Nobel Prize began to be awarded. But the fact is that Sweden does well in an international comparison, only four countries have more award winners. Here are all 33 of Sweden’s award winners.

2022 – Svante Pääbo, physiology or medicine

2015 – Tomas Lindahl, chemistry

2011 – Tomas Tranströmer, literature

2000 – Arvid Carlsson, physiology or medicine

1982 – Alva Myrdal, the peace prize

1982 – Sune Bergström, physiology or medicine

1982 – Bengt I Samuelsson, physiology or medicine

1981 – Kai Siegbahn, Physics

1981 – Torsten Wiesel, physiology or medicine

1977 – Bertil Ohlin, economics (Sveriges Riksbank’s prize in economic science in memory of Alfred Nobel)

1974 – Eyvind Johnson, literature

1974 – Harry Martinson, literature

1974 – Gunnar Myrdal, economics

1970 – Ulf von Euler, physiology or medicine

1970 – Hannes Alfvén, physics

1967 – Ragnar Granit, physiology or medicine (had both Swedish and Finnish citizenship)

1966 – Nelly Sachs, literature (born in Germany)

1961 – Dag Hammarskjöld, Peace Prize (received posthumously)

1955 – Hugo Theorell, physiology or medicine

1951 – Pär Lagerkvist, literature

1948 – Arne Tiselius, chemistry

1931 – Erik Axel Karlfeldt, literature (received it posthumously)

1930 – Nathan Söderblom, the Peace Prize

1929 – Hans von Euler-Chelpin, chemistry (also a German citizen)

1926 – Theodor Svedberg, chemistry

1924 – Karl Manne Siegbahn, physics

1921 – Hjalmar Branting, the peace prize

1916 – Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam, literature

1912 – Gustaf Dalén, physics

1911 – Allvar Gullstrand, physiology or medicine

1909 – Selma Lagerlöf, literature

1908 – Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Peace Prize

1903 – Svante Arrhenius, chemistry


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