Swedish Poles

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Swedish Poles
Svenskpolacker
Szwedzcy Polacy
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Total population
118,275
1.23% of the Swedish population
Regions with significant populations
Stockholm and Malmö
Languages
Religion
Predominantly Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, minority Jews

Swedish Poles (Swedish: Svenskpolacker) are Swedish citizens or residents of Polish ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage or identity. There are 78,175 people born in Poland living in Sweden today, as well as 40,100 people born in Sweden with at least one parent born in Poland.[1]

Notable people[edit]

Academics[edit]

  • Jerzy Einhorn, medical doctor, researcher and politician (Kristdemokraterna)
  • Jerzy Sarnecki, professor in criminology at Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Samuel Linde, linguist, librarian, and lexicographer of the Polish language

Actors[edit]

Business[edit]

  • Henryk Bukowski, founder of fine art and antique auction house Bukowskis

Music[edit]

Politics[edit]

  • Adam Cwejman, lobbyist and former politician. Cwejman has mixed Polish Catholic, Ukrainian Orthodox and Jewish background.
  • Eliza Roszkowska Öberg, Moderate Party politician

Royals and nobility[edit]

  • Catherine Jagellon, Duchess of Finland (1562–83), Queen Consort of Sweden (1569–83), Grand Princess of Finland (1581–83) and heir to her mother's claim to the title of King of Jerusalem
  • Cnut the Great, King of Denmark, England, Norway and parts of Sweden
  • John II Casimir Vasa, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania
  • Sigismund III Vasa, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania
  • Władysław IV Vasa, Polish and Swedish prince from the House of Vasa

Sports[edit]

Television[edit]

Writers and journalists[edit]

Others[edit]

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