Swedish Poles

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Swedish Poles
Szwedzcy Polacy
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Total population


1.14% of the Swedish population (2012)[2]
Regions with significant populations
Stockholm and Malmö
Swedish, Polish
Predominantly Roman Catholicism and Protestant

Swedish Poles (Swedish: Svenskpolacker) are Swedish citizens or residents of Polish ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage or identity. There are approximately 110,212 people of Polish ancestry or born in Poland living in Sweden today.[1][3]

Notable Swedish Poles[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



  • Bukowskis, Scandinavian fine art and antique auction house established in 1870 by the Polish nobleman Henryk Bukowski


  • Danny Saucedo, singer and songwriter
  • Dominika Peczynski, singer and model
  • Henryk Lipp, musician and producer
  • Martin Rolinski, singer
  • Peter Jablonski, concert pianist. Washington Post wrote about Jablonski: “It may happen once a season or once in a lifetime. Along comes a talent, not merely your run-of-the-mill virtuoso, but someone, something extraordinarythat makes you rethink a piece of music you thought you’ve known forever.”[4]
  • Thomas Rusiak, rapper, hip hop producer, musician and singer


  • Adam Cwejman, Lobbyist and former politician. He was chairman of Liberal Youth (Liberala ungdomsförbundet) between August 2009 and August 11, 2012. 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



Writers and journalists[edit]


  • Czesław Słania, accomplished postage stamp and banknote engraver
  • Magdalena Dziurlikowska, artist and art critic for the Göteborgs-Posten, Sydsvenska and various art magazines. Dziurlikowska has a BA in Art History from the University of Stockholm and a master's degree in art from the College of Arts.[6]