Hedin, Sven

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Hedin, Sven Gender: M
Sven Anders Hedin
born on 19 February 1865 at 01:45 (= 01:45 AM )
Place Stockholm, Sweden, 59n20, 18e03
Timezone LMT m18e03 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 00°26' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 01°50 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 23°07'

Portrait of Sven Hedin 
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Sven Hedin


Swedish explorer and map maker who provided the first maps and information about areas in Central Asia, as he led expeditions to and through Persia, Turkestan, Tibet, China and Mongolia. He was the author of more than 30 books, including "Through Asia," 1898 "Overland to India," 1910 and "The Silk Road," 1936.

Hedin died on 26 November 1952, Stockholm, Sweden. The posthumous publication of his "Central Asia Atlas" marked the conclusion of his life’s work.

Hedin never married and had no children, rendering his family line now extinct.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1898 ("Through Asia")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1910 ("Overland to India")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1936 ("The Silk Road")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Äventyr på riktigt: Berättelsen om upptäckaren Sven Hedin" by Axel Odelberg (Norstedts, 2014): "Hon kved av smärtan. Ett par timmar senare, frampå småtimmarna den 19 februari 1865,var födslokampen över. Det blev en pojke. Ludvig Hedin slog sig ner vid sitt skrivbord och noterade idagboken: Concordia middag. Soupe hos Granström. Kom hem kl 1⁄2 12. Gick genasttill barnmorskan och kl 1⁄4 2 på natten föddes vår son Swen Anders."

Translation: She whimpered in pain. A few hours later, in the small hours of 19 February 1865, the labour was over. It was a boy. Ludvig Hedin sat down at his desk and noted that day in his diary: ... Came home at 11:30pm. Went and got the midwife and at a quarter to 2am our son Swen Anders was born.

Previously this entry had 4:02am quoted from Sabian Symbols No.445


  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer (Cartographer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Over 30 books)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book