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1 Michel Foucault, lecturer of French 1954–1958 (received the position through Dumézil) 6971
2 King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden 2106
3 August Strindberg (1849–1912), novelist and playwright 1361
4 Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), scientist, philosopher and religious mystic 1237
5 Svante Arrhenius (1859–1927), physicist and chemist; Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1903 982
6 King Oscar II of Sweden 584
7 King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, also known as an accomplished archaeologist and connoisseur of East Asian art 566
8 Anders Celsius (1701–1744), physicist and astronomer, inventor of the centigrade scale, the predecessor of the Celsius scale 560
9 Hans Blix (born 1928), Diplomat; Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs 1978–1979, Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency 1981–1997, of the UNMOVIC 2000–2003. 403
10 Anna Lindh (1957–2003), Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs. Assassinated in 2003. 321
11 King Charles XV of Sweden, student in Uppsala 1843 and 1845 (spring semester 1844 in Christiania) 320
12 Alva Myrdal (1902–1986), Nobel Peace Laureate in 1982 314
13 Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864–1931), Nobel laureate in literature 1931 (posthumously) 229
14 Johan Christian Fabricius (1745–1808), Danish entomologist. 226
15 Hjalmar Branting (1860–1925), Nobel Peace Laureate in 1921. 210
16 Elias Magnus Fries (1794–1878), botanist, the father of modern mushroom taxonomy 202
17 Kai Siegbahn (1918–2007), Nobel Laureate in Physics 1981. 196
18 Carl-Henric Svanberg (1952-) 188
19 Manne Siegbahn (1886–1978), Nobel Laureate in Physics 1924 187
20 Theodor (The) Svedberg (1884–1971), chemist; Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1926 173
21 Carl Peter Thunberg (1743–1828), botanist 169
22 Arne Tiselius (1902–1971), Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1948. 161
23 Knut Wicksell (1851–1926), economist 152
24 Axel Munthe (1857–1949), physician and writer 149
25 Sven Hedin (1865–1952; fil. kand. 1888; honorary doctorate 1935), known for his travels through Central Asia. The last person to be ennobled in Sweden. 144
26 Per Olov Enquist (born 1934), novelist 123
27 Carl Michael Bellman (1740–1795), poet and composer (matriculated 1758 but left after less than a year) 115
28 Herbert Blomstedt, orchestral conductor 103
29 Gustaf de Laval (1845–1913), engineer, co-founder of the present Alfa Laval 101
30 Johan August Arfwedson (1792–1841), chemist, discoverer of lithium 100
31 Daniel Solander (1733–1782), botanist 94
32 Kerstin Ekman (born 1933), novelist 93
33 Stane Dolanc (1925–1999), Yugoslav (Slovenian) politician, head of the security service under Tito 90
34 Karin Boye (1900–1941), poet and novelist 88
35 Anders Chydenius, clergyman, economist 88
36 Bernhard Karlgren, sinologist 79
37 Helge von Koch (1870–1924), mathematician 77
38 Christopher Polhem (1661–1751) 77
39 Lennart Carleson (born 1928), mathematician (Ph.D. 1950), prof. at UU, later (after retirement) at UCLA. Awarded the Wolf Prize in Mathematics in 1992. 76
40 Petter Askergren, (known as "Petter"), Swedish rap artist 75
41 Lars-Erik Larsson, composer, director musices of Uppsala University 66
42 Johan Gadolin (1760–1852), chemist, physicist and mineralogist 65
43 Allvar Gullstrand (1862–1930), Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 1911 65
44 Erik Acharius (1757–1819), botanist 61
45 Jan Stenbeck (1942–2002) 58
46 Peter Artedi (1705–1735), naturalist and friend of Linnaeus, called "the father of Ichtyology" 57
47 Wilhelm Stenhammar, composer, director musices of Uppsala University 55
48 Eli Heckscher, economic historian 54
49 Lars Gustafsson (born 1936), novelist 52
50 Torbern Bergman (1735–1784), chemist 50
51 Tage Danielsson, writer and entertainer (matriculated 1949, MA 1955, was vice chairman of Uppsala Student Union) 50
52 Hugo Theorell (1903–1982), Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 1955. (Worked at Uppsala University 1932–33 and 1935–36.) 49
53 Mari Jungstedt (born 1962), journalist and novelist 49
54 Carl Charlier (1862–1934), astronomer, awarded the James Craig Watson Medal in 1924 and the Bruce Medal in 1933. Professor and head of the Astronomical Observatory at Lund University. 48
55 Johan Campanius (1601–1683), Lutheran clergyman assigned to New Sweden 46
56 Johan Gunnar Andersson, archaeologist 45
57 Prince Gustaf, Duke of Uppland (1827–1852), song composer, matriculated 1844 and studied several semesters in Uppsala 45
58 Pehr Kalm (1716–1779), botanist 43
59 Per Jacobsson (1894–1963), Managing Director of the IMF 1956–1963 39
60 Rolf Maximilian Sievert (1896–1966), physicist, professor at Stockholm University, eponym of the unit sievert (M.A. 1919) 39
61 Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745–1818), mineralogist, discoverer of manganese 38
62 Erik Ivar Fredholm (1866–1927), mathematician who established the modern theory of integral equations 37
63 Erik Gustaf Geijer, historian, poet, composer 37
64 Gunnar Wennerberg, composer, politician and civil servant 37
65 Oscar Montelius, archaeologist 36
66 Carl Aaron Swensson (1857–1904), American Lutheran minister and founder of Bethany College 36
67 Per Teodor Cleve (1840–1905), chemist and geologist. 34
68 Arne Beurling (1905–1986), mathematician 34
69 Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist, astronomer 31
70 Lars Fredrik Nilson (1840–1899), chemist, discoverer of scandium 30
71 Erik Johan Stagnelius (1793–1823), poet 29
72 Gerard De Geer (1848–1943), geologist who made significant contributions to Quaternary geology. 28
73 Gustaf Retzius (1842–1919), anatomist. Professor at Karolinska Institutet 1877–1890; member of the Swedish Academy. Began his studies in Uppsala, where he took his med.kand., later transferred to KI and Lund University 27
74 Bertil Lindblad (1895–1965), astronomer; Professor and head of the Stockholm Observatory. Awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society 1948 and the Bruce Medal 1954. 27
75 Lena Sommestad (born 1957), Minister for the Environment (as of 2005), Ph.D. in history (1992). 26
76 Sara Lidman (1923–2004), novelist 25
77 Alarik Frithiof Holmgren (1831–1897), physiologist 25
78 Abraham Langlet, chemist who discovered helium in 1895 together with Per Teodor Cleve, independently from William Ramsay) and defined its atomic weight correctly. Later professor at the Chalmers University of Technology. 24
79 Adam Afzelius (1750–1837), botanist 23
80 Artur Hazelius (1833–1901), founder of the Nordic Museum and the open-air museum Skansen in Stockholm. (Ph.D. 1860) 21
81 Bengt Danielsson, ethnologist, crewmember of Kon Tiki expedition 21
82 Erik Jarvik (1907–1998), paleozoologist, Professor at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm (succeeded Erik Stensiö). (Ph.D. in Uppsala 1942.) 21
83 Anders Dahl (1751–1789), botanist for whom the dahlia flower is named 20
84 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, poet, professor of poetry 18
85 Oscar Levertin (1862–1906), poet and critic 18
86 Fredric Hasselquist (1722–1752), naturalist and traveller 17
87 Peter Gustaf Tengmalm (1754–1803), physician and naturalist 17
88 David Enskog (1884–1947), mathematician, Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (Ph.D. 1917) [link] 17
89 Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin (1717–1783), astronomer, first head of the Stockholm Observatory 16
90 Gunnar Malmquist (1893–1982), astronomer, Professor in Uppsala 1939–1959. 16
91 Samuel Klingenstierna (1698–1765), mathematician and physicist 16
92 Johan Gottschalk Wallerius (1709–1785), chemist and mineralogist 16
93 Ivar Otto Bendixson (1861–1935), mathematician, Professor and Rector at Stockholm University College (M.A. 1881, Ph.D. 1890) [link] 15
94 Georg Stiernhielm (1598–1672), Swedish poet, linguist and civil servant 15
95 Fritz Carlson (1888–1952), mathematician, Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology and later at the Stockholm University College (Ph.D. 1914) [link] 15
96 Oskar Backlund (1846–1916), astronomer 13
97 Johann Beckmann (1739–1811), German scientific author, coiner of the word technology 13
98 Peter Nilson (1937–1988), novelist, essayist and astronomer 12
99 Karl Gustaf Westman (1876–1944), Leader of Bondeförbundet, held several ministerial posts, Minister of Justice 1936–1944 12
100 HÃ¥kan Nesser (born 1950), detective novelist 12
101 Adolf Noreen (1854–1925), linguist 12
102 Anders Gustaf Ekeberg (1767–1813), chemist, discoverer of tantalum 12
103 Kevin MacNeil, novelist,poet and playwright. Former Writer in Residence at Uppsala. 11
104 Hans Corell (born 1939), Diplomat; UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs 11
105 Johan Ihre, philologist 11
106 Finn Malmgren (1895–1928), Arctic explorer (Ph.D. in meteorology 1927, participated in several Arctic expeditions and died in one 1928.) 10
107 Carl Gustaf Nordin (1749–1812), historian, antiquarian and politician, Bishop of Härnösand from 1812. 10
108 Carl August Hagberg (1810–1864), linguist and translator 9
109 Adam Kuhn (1741–1817), one of the first professors of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and thus one of the first in North America; was for a time the family physician of George Washington. Was probably the only American student of Linnaeus 9
110 Torsten Carleman (1892–1949), mathematician, Professor and Director of the Mittag-Leffler Institute in Stockholm (Ph.D. 1917) [link] 9
111 Eva Lundgren, feminist scholar and sociologist 8
112 Hans Dalborg (1941-) 8
113 Yngve Larsson (1881–1977), Municipal commissioner (Borgarråd) of Stockholm, urbanist, statesman 8
114 Ola Larsmo (born 1957), novelist 8
115 Gustaf Unonius (1810–1902), Episcopalian priest 7
116 Karl Oskar Medin (1847–1928), paediatrician, famous for his study of poliomyelitis. Professor at the Karolinska Institutet 1883–1914. Completed his doctorate in Uppsala 1880. 7
117 Israel Acrelius (1714–1800), Lutheran missionary to New Sweden and author who wrote History of New Sweden 7
118 Robert Bárány (1876–1936), Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 1914 5
119 Dag Hammarskjöld (1905–1961), Nobel Peace Laureate in 1961 (posthumously). 5
120 Gerhard Lindblom (1887–1969), ethnographer, working in East Africa 5
121 Paul Lindquist (born 1964), Mayor of Lidingö, BSc in Business Administration (1989). 5
122 Hannes Alfvén (1908–1995), Nobel Laureate in Physics 1970 < 5
123 Åke W. Sjöberg, assyriologist. Professor emeritus of Sumerian at the University of Pennsylvania, first editor of The Sumerian dictionary < 5
124 Åke Wallenquist (1904–1994), astronomer < 5
125 Pär Lagerkvist (1891–1974), Nobel laureate in literature 1951. < 5
126 Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (born 1861), student 1881–1882 < 5
127 Henrik Schück (1855–1947), literary historian. < 5
128 Gösta Knutsson (1908–1973), radio producer and author of children's books < 5
129 Johan Zoega (1742–1788), Danish botanist and economist < 5
130 Sture Linnér (1917-2010), diplomat (Ph.D. in Classical philology) < 5
131 Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland < 5
132 King Charles X of Sweden, matriculated 1638. < 5
133 Lars Levi Laestadius (1800–1861), clergyman and botanist, founder of the conservative laestadian movement. < 5
134 Anders Berch, economist < 5
135 Adolf Appellöf (1857–1921), teuthologist < 5
136 Hjalmar Söderberg (1869–1941), novelist < 5
137 Johan HÃ¥stad (born 1960), mathematician and computer scientist (M.Sc. 1984) < 5
138 Jacob Axel Josephson, studied in Uppsala, composer, director musices of Uppsala University < 5
139 Johan Carl Wilcke (1732–1796), physicist < 5
140 Hans Henric von Essen (1755–1824), Over-Governor of Stockholm, Governor-general of Norway < 5
141 Olaus Rudbeckius (1630–1702), a physician and professor of medicine as well as an engineer, architect and an imaginative writer of chauvinistic (pseudo)history < 5
142 Filip Hjulström (1902–1982), geographer (Prof. 1944) < 5
143 Nils Christoffer Dunér (1839–1914), astronomer, professor of astronomy in Uppsala from 1888, awarded the Rumford Medal in 1892. < 5
144 Torgny Säve-Söderbergh, egyptologist < 5
145 Nils Gabriel Sefström (1787–1845), chemist, discoverer of vanadium < 5
146 Geo Widengren, comparative religion < 5
147 Per Ulrik Kernell (1797–1824), poet < 5
148 Erik Stensiö (1891–1984), paleozoologist, Professor at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm. Awarded the Linnean Medal of the Linnean Society of London 1957. < 5
149 Tobias Robert Thalén (1827–1905), astronomer and physicist, awarded Rumford Medal 1884 "for his spectroscopic researches" < 5
150 King Gustav V of Sweden < 5
151 Henrik Samuel Nyberg, orientalist < 5
152 Knut Ångström (1857–1910), physicist < 5
153 Svante Hedin (1822–1896), studied 1840–45, actor in the Royal Theatre in Stockholm < 5
154 Tor Andræ, scholar of Comparative religion, orientalist, Bishop < 5
155 Rudolf Kjellén, political scientist < 5
156 Olaus Rudbeckius, junior (1660–1740), botanist < 5
157 Karl Jöreskog (1935-) Professor Emeritus, a co-author (with Dag Sörbom) of LISREL statistical program. < 5
158 Peter Forsskål (1732–1763), explorer, orientalist and naturalist < 5
159 August Ludwig von Schlözer, studied 1755/56 with Johan Ihre < 5
160 Prince Eugén, Duke of Närke, artist and art collector < 5
161 Anders Jonas Ångström (1814–1874), physicist, eponym of the unit ångström < 5
162 Thomas Hakon Grönwall (1877–1932), mathematician, taught at Princeton and Columbia (studied in Uppsala and Stockholm, awarded Ph.D. by Uppsala University in 1898) [link] < 5
163 Anders Sparrman (1748–1820), physician and naturalist < 5
164 Georges Dumézil, scholar of comparative religion, lecturer of French 1931–1933 < 5
165 Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1779–1848), physician and chemist, considered one of the fathers of modern chemistry; invented modern chemical notation and discovered the elements silicon, selenium, thorium, and cerium < 5

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