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The people and stories behind some of Sweden's common street names

Birger Jarlsgatan in the 1930s. But how much do you know about the man behind the street name? Photo: SvD / TT

Published: 07.Nov.2018 11:24 hrs

You've seen their names dozens of times, but how much do you know about the people who gave their names to Sweden's streets? From kings to diplomats, here's a look at some of the people and faces behind the road names.

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Whether you're wandering the cobbled lanes of a historic centre or doing some window-shopping on a busy central street, at some point you might start to wonder about all the people who trod the same path before you.

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