Ebba Ruzsica Sörbom was born as Ruzsica Schreiber in a Jewish family in Novi Sad, former Yugoslavia. As a child, she spoke German, Hungarian and Serbian.
In 1944, Sörbom was taken to concentration camps where her mother and younger brother were killed in the gas chambers. After all, Sörbom survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen and came to Sweden in 1945.
She studied drama at Uppsala University, worked with drama therapy at Ulleråker Hospital and informed about the Holocaust in schools.
In 1994 Sörbom received a cultural scholarship from the municipality of Uppsala and in 1997 a scholarship from the Writers' Foundation to study at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Vienna.
The debut book "Bortom minnet, bortom glömskan" came out in 1988. Ebba Sörbom has, through her poetry, portrayed personal memories of the concentration camps and given voice to the survivors.
Carl David af Wirsén was born in Vallentuna and became associate Professor in literary history in 1868 and lecturer in Swedish and Latin at the higher grammar school in Uppsala in 1870.
Wirsén published "Dikter" (1876) and later six more volumes of traditional idyllic poetry and several collections of religious poems.
The cemetery in Uppsala was given a poem and Wirsén wrote the text for the hymn "En vänlig grönskas rika dräkt" (Svenska Psalmboken, Psalm 201).
Wirsén was elected as a member of the Swedish Academy in 1879 and became its permanent secretary in 1884. As a member of the Academy, he came with his conservatism to take on a contemporary literature-repellent stance.
As a literary reviewer in Post- och Inrikes Tidningar and in Vårt Land, Wirsén could for many years express a reactionary literature view. A selection of his reviews can be found in Kritiker (1901).
Johanne Grieg Cederblad was born in Bergen, Norway.
In 1933 she settled in Uppsala and was very involved in popular education. She also worked with elderly care and patients in psychiatric hospitals. Grieg Cederblad was also a children's book author and lecturer.
Grieg Cederblad was also a translator of Swedish fiction to Norwegian from the time she came to Sweden until the end of the 1940s. She employed by her brother Harald (founder, major shareholder and CEO of Gyldendal Norsk Forlag). She also wrote articles in Alle Kvinners Blad.
Johanne Grieg Cederblad and Bothild Fredriksson examine the garments collected by the Swedish Norway help (during WWII). The picture is published in UNT 1940. Photo: Paul Sandberg / Upplandsmuseet.
A memorial festival for the Nordahl Grieg in Stockholm in 1944. In the photo, from the left: Grammar school lecturer Carl Cederblad, Uppsala, Mrs Johanne Grieg Cederblad, Minister Bull, Sigurd Hoel and theatre director Hans Jacob Nielsen. Photo: National Archives of Norway.
During the war years and during the German occupation of Norway, Grieg Cederblad was very active in the Norway help. In 1946, she was awarded King Haakon VII's Cross of freedom for her work.
Rosalie Olivecrona was one of the pioneers of the Swedish women's movement. As a debater and women's rights fighter, she made considerable efforts.
In 1857 Olivecrona published a number of articles in Aftonbladet under the title "a crying voice in the desert". The articles defended Fredrika Bremer's novel Hertha, which was a post in the debate about the unmarried woman's authority.
Together with Sophie Adlersparre she started the Magazine for the home in 1859 where she published a variety of texts. Internationally, she had several assignments in the growing female public.
Olivecrona had the main responsibility for the exhibition on Women's crafts at the World Exhibition in Vienna in 1873 and had similar assignments in Philadelphia, Paris and Chicago.
Rosalie Olivecronas literary writing began in the 1840s with poems and short stories in the "Gothenburg trade and shipping magazine" under the pseudonym La Straniera. The poetry collection Forest Flowers was published in 1855 and late in the life study Mary Carpenterand her activities (1887) and Scattered sheets (1889).
The first four years Hans Rosling lived in the district of Luthagen and then moved the family to the Svartbäcken district in Uppsala. After graduation, Rosling studied statistics and medicine at Uppsala University. The interest in public health science led, during a trip in Asia 1972, to a course in social medicine at St. Johns Medical College in Bangalore, India.
After a medical degree in 1975 and work as an AT-doctor in Hudiksvall, he trained further and acquired competence in the centre of Medicine at Uppsala University in 1977.
During the years 1979-1981 the spouses worked in Nacala Porto in northern Mozambique, where Hans was a district doctor and his wife, Agneta was midwife. In the Nacala district, an epidemic erupted in 1981, of a previously unknown spasmodic paralysis, with over 1 500 victims, whereof most women and children. The paralysis was linked to a highly poor and highly one-sided diet consisting of a toxic form of manioc (cassava).
Rosling described the disease in his doctoral thesis and named it Konzo. This means "bound bones" in the Congolese language where the disease was once described in 1938. During the 1980s, there were several outbreaks of Konzo in other African countries.
During the years 1983-1996, Rosling worked as a teacher and researcher at Uppsala University in collaboration with several universities in Africa and Asia. He was appointed in 1997 Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.
in 1999 Rosling began lecturing with a new kind of animated bubble chart that showed the World's Socio-economic state and development over time. The program was called Trendalyzer and had been developed by his son and son's wife, with whom he co-founded the Gapminder Foundation.
The lectures made complicated statistics about the World's development comprehensible to the general public, decision makers and opinion-formers. The lectures spread through web and TV worldwide, and governments and organizations hired him as a lecturer and advisor.
Rosling devoted his professional life to global health, Global health problems, and how these are related to poverty. With the conviction that reason and knowledge improves the world and that we can eradicate extreme poverty and reduce CO2 emissions, Rosling pointed out that it is the richest billion of the earth's population that first and foremost must reduce CO2 emissions because they account for half of them.
Hans Rosling's memoirs How I Learned to understand the world, written together with the journalist Fanny Härgestam, was published posthumously in 2017 and Factfulness, written in collaboration with Ola and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, released in 2018.
Sven Anders Hägg began when he was 10 years old as shoemaker apprentice and received the apprentice letter in 1840. From 1845 to 1848, Hägg was in Stockholm, St. Petersburg and in Paris, where he witnessed the revolution.
Hägg came to Uppsala in 1848 and became foreman of Shoemaker Lindgren's widow at Östra Ågatan 45. Hägg took over the workshop in 1852 and got the right work in Uppsala. The same year he formed General sickness and funeral assistance in connection with the Craft Association and was a member of the city council from 1862 to 1866.
Hägg was a devoutnon-drinker but was happy to go to the theatre, which was said to be "his only pleasure". As a writer, he published the History of the footwear, The urban market and Description of the Old cemetery in Uppsala.
On his 67th birthday, Hägg recieved the King's Medal in gold of the 5th size for civic merit. It was handed over by County Governor Adolf Hamilton.
Hägg had his house at Gräsgränden, next to the entrance to the current Bangårdsgatan at the Fyris creek. In the book about the Old Cemetery he writes about his children: "Two children, a boy close to two years and a girl at the age of four, are buried here".
Barbro Holmdahl was a teacher at the nursing school and trained as a nurse at Uppsala nursing schools. In 1990, she became an honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University. Prior to that, Holmdahl had trained as a psychologist.
As an author she has published the Boken om Henrik (1986), which depicts the illness and death of her own son. Other books she has published are Tusen år i det svenska barnets historia (2000) and Sjuksköterskans historia (1994).
One of several ways she used to educate her students was to take them on tour in Uppsala and talk about the health care facilities and the poor house. She also taught crisis management.
Olof Eneroth is regarded as groundbreaking in Swedish horticulture and has been called "the father of Swedish Pomology".
Eneroth devoted himself in his horticulture for the study of various apple. As director of the Swedish Garden association School and its gardens between 1858–1863 worked for the development of garden art and for gardening to be introduced as subject at elementary schools, seminars and agricultural schools.
Between 1864–1866 Eneroth published Handbook in Swedish Pomology.
He also worked for a good education in elementary school and in the work about elementary schools in Sweden (1863 – 1869), he developed his ideas.
Eneroth bequeathed a significant amount of money to Stockholm University for the establishment of a professorship in pedagogy.
Lars "Lasse" Eriksson was born in Piteå, and moved to Uppsala at a young age.
He began his theatre career in the 1970s when he played with the Panic Theatre in Uppsala.
For the TV audience, Eriksson was known at the beginning of the 1980s with his reflections and as a host in various entertainment programs.
Eriksson was also known as comedian and also published several books. In addition to his participation in a number of anthologies, he published humorous books, such as the Norrbottnian Satanic Verses (2006) and In the head of a troubled comedian (2011).
Lasse Eriksson died on stage during a performance at the Regina Theater in Uppsala.