Svante Lindqvist

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Svante Lindqvist
Riksmarskalken Svante Lindqvist med hustrun Catharina.jpg
Svante Lindqvist with wife Catharina prior to the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O'Neill on 8 June 2013.
Marshal of the Realm of Sweden
In office
1 January 2010 – 30 August 2018
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Preceded byIngemar Eliasson
Succeeded byFredrik Wersäll
Personal details
Born (1948-04-26) 26 April 1948 (age 71)
Stockholm, Stockholm County
Spouse(s)Catharina Lindqvist
Alma materRoyal Institute of Technology

Lars Svante Albert Lindqvist (born 26 April 1948) is a Swedish historian who has been the Marshal of the Realm of Sweden and chief of the Royal Court of Sweden from 1 January 2010 until 30 August 2018.[1][2]


Lindqvist is the son of architect Åke E. Lindqvist and Barbro Åström. He holds an MSE in engineering physics from the Royal Institute of Technology since 1977. After contact with Torsten Althin, he had written a thesis with focus on historical technology.[3] He holds a Ph.D in science and ideas history from Uppsala University since 1984.[4] His doctoral dissertation was about the introduction of the steam engine in Sweden in the early 18th century.

Lindqvist later became a professor of art history at the Royal Institute of Technology, but left in 1998 to become head of the Nobel Museum, which was inaugurated in 2001.

Lindqvist is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences since 1992, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) since 1994 and the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities since 2002.

On 1 July 2009 he was appointed the KVA's praeses, for a three-year term.[5] He was succeeded by Barbara Cannon on 1 July 2012.[6]



  1. ^ Press release from the Royal Court on August 26, 2009: Professor Svante Lindqvist new Marshal of the Realm
  2. ^ TT. "Hovet får ny riksmarskalk | SvD". (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  3. ^ Chalmers: Torsten Althin (1897–1982)[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Svante Lindqvists webbplats, read on 14 July 2009
  5. ^ Royal Academy of Sciences - Svante Lindqvist is the new praeses at the Royal Academy of Sciences, Press Release on 18 December 2008.
  6. ^ Royal Academy of Sciences - Barbara Cannonis the new praeses at the Royal Academy of Sciences, Press Release on 7 February 2012.
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Court offices
Preceded by
Ingemar Eliasson
Marshal of the Realm of Sweden
Succeeded by
Fredrik Wersäll
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Stefan Löfven
as prime minister
Swedish order of precedence Succeeded by
Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister
as Mistress of the Robes