Hjalmar Stolpe

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Hjalmar Stolpe
Hjalmar Stolpe. Historiska museet.JPG
Born (1841-04-23)April 23, 1841
Gävle, Sweden
Died January 27, 1905(1905-01-27) (aged 63)
Stockholm, Sweden
Resting place Solna cemetery
Nationality Swedish
Scientific career
Fields Entomology, archeology, ethnography

Knut Hjalmar Stolpe (23 April 1841 – 27 January 1905), was a Swedish entomologist, archaeologist, and ethnographer.[1] He was born in Gävle, and is most well known for his archaeological excavations at the Viking-age site Birka. One of the graves he documented there, Bj 581, has been further analysed to be the grave of a female Viking warrior.[2]


  • Stolpe, Hjalmar & Arne, T. J. (1912). Graffältet vid Vendel. Stockholm: K. L. Beckmans Boktryckeri.  (in Swedish) open access publication – free to read
  • Stolpe, Hjalmar & Arne, T. J. (1927). La Nécropole De Vendel. Stockholm: Akademiens Förlag.  (in French)


  1. ^ Stewart Culin, Hjalmar Stolpe, American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1906), pp.150-156.
  2. ^ Press release from Uppsala University about Birka findings, 2017.