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List of Uppsala University people

This is a list of notable people affiliated with Uppsala University.

For a list of chancellors of the university, see Chancellor of Uppsala University.

The statue of Linnaeus in the entrance hall of Carolina Rediviva, the main building of the university library, Uppsala

Nobel laureates affiliated with Uppsala University

Government, politics and civil service


Crown Prince Carl (the later king Charles XV) and his brother Prince Gustaf, known as a song composer (the two young men closest to the pulpit), attending a lecture held by Law Professor Johan Christopher Lindblad (1799–1876) in the Theatrum Œconomicum, Uppsala. (Lithograph from 1846.)

International work

Swedish politicians



As Uppsala University has one of only two faculties of theology in Sweden, and the older one of the two (the other is in Lund), most Swedish churchmen of note have actually graduated from the university.

Natural sciences and medicine

Mathematics, physics and astronomy

Chemistry, geology and mineralogy

Medicine and life sciences


  • Sven Hedin (1865–1952; fil. kand. 1888; honorary doctorate 1935), known for his travels through Central Asia; last person to be ennobled in Sweden
  • Finn Malmgren (1895–1928), Arctic explorer (Ph.D. in meteorology 1927, participated in several Arctic expeditions and died in one 1928)

Humanities and social sciences



August Strindberg, photographic self-portrait



Theatre and entertainment


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