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Who's Who (or "Who is Who") is the title of a number of reference publications, generally containing concise biographical information on the prominent people of a country. The title has been adopted as an expression meaning a group of notable persons.
The oldest and best-known is the annual publication Who's Who , a reference work on contemporary prominent people in Britain published annually since 1849.
The title "Who's Who" is in the public domain, and thousands of Who's Who compilations of varying scope and quality (and similar publications without the words "Who's Who") have been published by various authors and publishers. Many such publications can be described as Who's Who scams; they list any people likely to buy the book, or to pay for inclusion, with no criterion of genuine notability. In some cases the publisher also sells its list of biographees, optionally broken down by profession, sex, political affiliation or religion, to direct mail marketers.
Some Who's Who books have a title in the language of the country concerned:
Lisa Ekdahl is a Swedish popular music singer and songwriter. She has so far released 10 albums, most of them in Swedish but some entirely in English. Her voice has been described as "child-like" and "soft, supple and smooth".
Peter "Pirre" Wallenberg Sr. was a Swedish business leader who was chairman of Investor AB for ten years.
Gunnar Valfrid Jarring was a Swedish diplomat and Turkologist.
Kim Mellius Flyvholm Larsen was a Danish rock and pop musician. He was a major selling Scandinavian act with over 2.5 million albums sold.
Per Axel Ahlmark was a Swedish politician and writer. He was the leader of the Liberal People's Party from 1975 to 1978, and Minister for Employment and Deputy Prime Minister in the Swedish government from 1976 to 1978. He also served as a member of the Swedish parliament from 1967 to 1978.
Count Wilhelm Hans Fredrik Wachtmeister was a Swedish career diplomat who served as the Swedish Ambassador to the United States for 15 years from 1974 to 1989, eventually becoming the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in 1986, as the longest-serving ambassador in the U.S. diplomatic corps.
Who Do You Think You Are may refer to:
Gustaf Einar Gustafsson was a Swedish farmer and politician. He was a member of the Centre Party and was Governor of Gotland County from 1975 to 1980.
Per Aage Brandt is a Danish writer, poet, linguist and musician. He is Master of Arts in Romance Philology from the University of Copenhagen (1971) & holds a Doctorate of Semiotics from the Sorbonne University (1987).
Poul Lange, also known as Poul Hans Lange, is a Danish illustrator, graphic designer, photographer, fine artist and children's book creator, who has won numerous awards for his design work. Since the early 1990s, he has lived and worked in the United States, first in New York City, and then after 2012 in Los Angeles. In 2011 Lange founded "Chocolate Factory Publishing" with his wife Kayoko Suzuki-Lange. In 2013, Chocolate Factory Publishing released the award-winning children's book app, The Book of Holes.
Kraks Blå Bog is a Danish for-profit biographical dictionary service in a format comparable to Marquis Who's Who. According to the publisher, it only contains autobiographies provided by the subjects themselves.
Kaj Åke Björk was a Swedish social democratic politician and a diplomat.
Marcus "Dodde" Wallenberg Jr., was a Swedish banker and business manager. He was the most influential representative for the Swedish industrial tradition and Swedish business’ during the 20th century. He was the CEO of Stockholms Enskilda Bank 1946–1958 and during half a century – from the early 1930s until his death 1982 – he led and reconstructed many of Sweden's largest companies. During World War Two Marcus together with Erik Boheman were appointed to conduct the Swedish trade negotiations.
Lars Muhl is a Danish writer, mystic and musician, born in Aarhus, Denmark in 1950.
Frank Orton is a Swedish lawyer and civil servant, who has been a Swedish Judge and The Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) of Sweden as well as The Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina during almost four years.
Ernst Axel Edelstam was a Swedish diplomat.
Curt René Nicolin was a Swedish businessman. He served as the chairman of ASEA and the Swedish Employers Association.
The Consulate General of Sweden is the diplomatic mission of Sweden in New York City. It is located at One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza in Turtle Bay, Manhattan, near the headquarters of the United Nations.
FriherreCarl Jacob Palmstierna was a Swedish banker. He was CEO of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) from 1976 to 1989.
Lieutenant General Gustaf Adolf Westring was a Swedish Air Force officer. Westring served as commanding officer of Västmanland Air Force Wing, as head of the Royal Swedish Air Force Staff College, as chief of the Air Staff and as head of the Swedish National Defence College. He was also head of the Swedish contingent to Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC).
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