Sweden Passes Freedom of Speech Law

Sweden passed the first Freedom of Speech law in 1766 Continue reading

Swedish Bank Notes

Riksbank of Stockholm, Sweden issued bank notes in 1658. Continue reading

Alfred Nobel

Alfred Bernhard Nobel (/noʊˈbɛl/; Swedish: [ˈalfrɛd nʊˈbɛlː] (About this soundlisten); 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. Continue reading

The Invention of Nitroglycerin

Italian chemist Ascanio Sobrero developed nitroglycerin, Continue reading

Alfred Nobel Invents Blasting Caps

Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist invented blasting caps in 1865 Continue reading

Sweden Mandates Birth Registry

Sweden mandated birth registration in 1686 by creating a national birth registry. Continue reading

The Milk carton

Swedish industrialist Ruben Rausing invented the milk carton in 1951. Continue reading

Carl Gustaf Patrik Laval

Gustaf de Laval was born at Orsa in Dalarna in the Swedish de Laval Huguenot family (immigrated 1622 - Claude de Laval, soldier - knighted de Laval 1647). Continue reading

Mechanical cream separator

In 1878, Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval, a scientist, engineer, and inventor, invented the mechanical cream separator, while working with the Klosters-Bruck Steel Works. Continue reading

John Bardeen

John Bardeen (/bɑːrˈdiːn/; May 23, 1908 – January 30, 1991) was an American physicist and electrical engineer, the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Physics twice: first in 1956 with William Shockley and Walter Brattain for the invention of the transistor; and again in 1972 with Leon N Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer for a fundamental theory of conventional superconductivity known as the BCS theory. Continue reading