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Svein Tuft

born May 9th, 1977

Svein Tuft is a Canadian former road bicycle racer, who rode professionally between 2005 and 2019 for the Symmetrics, Garmin–Transitions, SpiderTech–C10, Mitchelton–Scott and Rally UHC Cycling teams. Tuft was the winner of the 2006–07 UCI America Tour, and was a thirteen-time champion at the Canadian road cycling championships: twice in the road race, and eleven times in the time trial.

Sveinn Björnsson

born February 27th, 1881

Sveinn Björnsson was the first president of Iceland (1944–1952).

Sven Andersson (politician)

born April 5th, 1910

Sven Olof Morgan Andersson was a Swedish Social Democratic politician. He served as Minister of Defence from 1957 to 1973, and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1973 to 1976. Andersson also served as Minister of Communications (Transport) from 1951 to 1957.

Sven Bender

born April 27th, 1989

Sven Bender is a German former professional footballer who played as a central defender and defensive midfielder. He was raised in Brannenburg and started his football career playing for TSV Brannenburg. Sven is the twin brother of Lars Bender.

Sven Erik Bystrøm

born January 21st, 1992

Sven Erik Bystrøm is a Norwegian road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Intermarché–Wanty. He was the 2014 Under-23 World Road Race Champion.

Sven Hassel

born April 19th, 1917

Sven Hassel was the pen name of the Danish-born Børge Willy Redsted Pedersen known for his novels about German soldiers fighting in World War II. In Denmark he used the pen name Sven Hazel. He is one of the bestselling Danish authors, possibly second only to Hans Christian Andersen.

Sven Hedin

born February 19th, 1865

Sven Anders Hedin, KNO1kl RVO, was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer and illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia, he made the Transhimalaya known in the West and located sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers. He also mapped lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. In his book Från pol till pol, Hedin describes a journey through Asia and Europe between the late 1880s and the early 1900s. While traveling, Hedin visited Turkey, the Caucasus, Tehran, Iraq, lands of the Kyrgyz people and the Russian Far East, India, China and Japan. The posthumous publication of his Central Asia Atlas marked the conclusion of his life's work.

Sven Kramer

born April 23rd, 1986

Sven Kramer is a retired Dutch long track speed skater who has won an all time record nine World Allround Championships as well as a record ten European Allround Championships. He is the Olympic champion of the 5000 meters at the Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics, and won a record 21 gold medals at the World Single Distance Championships; eight in the 5000 meters, five in the 10,000 meters, and eight in the team pursuit. Kramer used to be the world record holder in the team pursuit and broke the world records in the 5000 meter and 10,000 meter events three times. By winning the 2010 World Allround Championship, Kramer became the first speed skater in history to win four consecutive world allround championships and eight consecutive international all round championships. He was undefeated in the 18 international allround championships he participated in from the 2006/2007 season until the 2016/2017 season. From November 2007 to March 2009, he was ranked first in t...

Sven O. Høiby

died March 21st, 2007

Sven Olaf Bjarte Høiby was the father of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway. After his daughter married the Crown Prince, he became a national celebrity due to a number of articles in the yellow press, especially Se og Hør.

Sven-Göran Eriksson

born February 5th, 1948

Sven-Göran Eriksson is a Swedish football manager and former player.

Sven-Gunnar Larsson

born May 10th, 1940

Sven-Gunnar Larsson is a Swedish former footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Svend Robinson

born March 4th, 1952

Svend Robinson is a Canadian politician. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1979 to 2004, who represented suburban Vancouver-area constituencies of Burnaby for the New Democratic Party (NDP). He is noted as the first member of Parliament in Canadian history to come out as gay while in office. In 2004, he pled guilty to stealing an expensive ring and decided not to run in the June 2004 election. At the time, he was one of the longest-serving members in the House of Commons, having been elected and re-elected for seven consecutive terms. In the 2019 Canadian federal election, Robinson was the NDP candidate for the riding of Burnaby North-Seymour, but lost to the Liberal incumbent Terry Beech by 1,560 votes.

Sverker I of Sweden

died December 25th, 1156

Sverker I or Sverker the Elder, murdered 25 December 1156, was King of Sweden from about 1132 till his death. Of non-royal descent, he founded the House of Sverker, the rulers of which alternated with the rival House of Eric over the next century.

Sverre Årnes

born May 14th, 1949

Sverre Årnes is a Norwegian writer who, since 1978, has published 220 book titles, mostly serial novels, Oct. 2019, about a thousand short stories as well as numerous articles.

Sverre Farstad

died March 27th, 1978

Sverre Farstad was a Norwegian speed skater representing Sportsklubben Falken, Trondheim, as part of the Falken Trio also including Henry Wahl and Hjalmar Andersen. Farstad won one Olympic gold medal and one European Championship in his three-year international career.

Sverre of Norway

died March 9th, 1202

Sverre Sigurdsson was the king of Norway from 1184 to 1202.

Svetlana Alekseeva (figure skater)

born March 16th, 1955

Svetlana Lvovna Alekseeva is a Russian figure skating coach and former ice dancer.

Svetlana Boginskaya

born February 9th, 1973

Svetlana Leonidovna Boginskaya is a former artistic gymnast for the Soviet Union and Belarus of Belarusian origin. She is a three-time Olympic champion, with an individual gold medal on vault from the 1988 Summer Olympics and team gold medals from the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics.

Svetlana Khodchenkova

born January 21st, 1983

Svetlana Viktorovna Khodchenkova is a Russian film, television and theater actress. She is an Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2018).

Svetlana Khorkina

born January 19th, 1979

Svetlana Vasilyevna Khorkina is a retired Russian artistic gymnast. She competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, the 2000 Summer Olympics, and the 2004 Summer Olympics. During her career, Khorkina won seven Olympic medals and twenty World Championship medals. Over time, she medaled in every event at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. She was also the first gymnast to win three all-around titles at the World Championships and only the second female artistic gymnast ever, after Nadia Comăneci, to win three European All-Around titles. Khorkina is regarded as one of the most successful female gymnasts of all time.

Svetlana Lapina

born April 12th, 1978

Svetlana Mikhailovna Lapina ; born 12 April 1978) is a Russian high jumper.

Svetlana Paramygina

born April 5th, 1965

Svetlana Paramygina is a former Belarusian biathlete. Her international biathlon career began in 1983. In the 1993/1994 season she won the overall World Cup. The following year she finished second overall. At the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. She won a silver medal in the sprint event. After the 2000/2001 season she retired as a biathlete.

Svetlana Velmar-Janković

died April 9th, 2014

Svetlana Velmar-Janković was a Serbian novelist, essayist, chronicler of Belgrade, and first female laureate of the Isidora Sekulić Award. She was considered to be one of the most important Serbian female authors of her time. In 2001, the French President Jacques Chirac honored her with the Chevalier medal of Legion of Honor because she always took care to preserve the humanist values which unite her and her country with the rest of Europe.

Svetozar Ćorović

died April 17th, 1919

Svetozar Ćorović was a Serbian novelist from Bosnia and Herzegovina. In his books, he often wrote of life in Herzegovina and, more specifically, the city of Mostar. His brother was Vladimir Ćorović, a distinguished Serbian historian who was killed in 1941 during World War II in Greece.

Svetozar Gligorić

born February 2nd, 1923

Svetozar Gligorić was a Serbian and Yugoslav chess grandmaster and musician. He won the championship of Yugoslavia a record twelve times, and is considered the best player ever from Serbia. In 1958, he was declared the best athlete of Yugoslavia.

Svetozar Marović

born March 31st, 1955

Svetozar Marović is a Montenegrin lawyer and politician who served as the last head of state and head of government of Serbia and Montenegro from 2003 until Montenegro's declaration of independence in 2006.

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

born September 11th, 1982

Sviatlana Heorhiyeuna Tsikhanouskaya (née Pilipchuk; born 11 September 1982) is a Belarusian educator and the leader of the Belarusian democratic movement. She ran in the 2020 Belarusian presidential election as the main opposition candidate after her husband Sergei Tikhanovsky was arrested in Hrodna by Belarusian authorities. After Lukashenko declared himself the winner she fled via Lithuania and since August 2020 she has worked with a staff of 16 people in exile in Poland.

Sviatopolk II of Kiev

died April 16th, 1113

Sviatopolk II Iziaslavich was Grand Prince of Kiev from 1093 to 1113. He was not a popular prince, and his reign was marked by incessant rivalry with his cousin Vladimir Monomakh.

Sviatoslav II of Kiev

died December 27th, 1076

Sviatoslav II Iaroslavich or Sviatoslav II Yaroslavich was Grand Prince of Kiev between 1073 and 1076. He was born as a younger son of Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise, and became the progenitor of the Sviatoslavichi (Svyatoslavychi). His baptismal name was Nicholas.

Sviatoslav III of Vladimir

died February 3rd, 1252

Sviatoslav III Vsevolodovich of Vladimir was the Prince of Novgorod and Grand Prince of Vladimir-Suzdal (1246–1248).

Sviatoslav Olgovich

died February 14th, 1164

Sviatoslav Olgovich was the Prince of Novgorod (1136–1138); Novgorod-Seversky (1139); Bilhorod Kyivskyi (1141–1154); and Chernigov (1154–1164). He was the son of Oleg Sviatoslavich, Prince of Chernigov with an unnamed daughter of Asaduk, Khan of Khumans.

Sviatoslav Richter

born March 20th, 1915

Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter was a Soviet and Russian classical pianist. He is regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time, and has been praised for the "depth of his interpretations, his virtuoso technique, and his vast repertoire".
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