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Swedish Ingvar KAMPRAD

born Feodor Ingvar KAMPRAD

Swedish business magnate, founder of IKEA

Source :  Christian KIRCHNER

Born: on March 30, 1926 in Pjätteryd, Älmhults kommun, Sverige
Died: on January 27, 2018 in Liatorp, Älmhults kommun, Sverige


Kamprad was born in Pjätteryd (now part of Älmhult Municipality), Kronobergs län, in Småland, Sweden, to Frans Feodor Kamprad and Berta Linnéa Matilda Nilsson. His mother was of Swedish origin, while his father was born in Germany and came to Sweden aged one with his parents. Kamprad's paternal grandfather Achim Erdmann Kamprad was originally from Altenburger Land in Thuringia, and his paternal grandmother Franzisca ("Fanny") Glatz was born in Radonitz (Radonice) in Bohemia in then-Austria-Hungary; they left Germany for Sweden in 1896.

The surname Kamprad was a variant of "Comrade" and dates back to the 14th century; in the 19th century the Kamprad family had become wealthy estate owners in Thuringia. Achim Kamprad's mother was a cousin of Paul von Hindenburg.

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- Category Industrialist, Businessman