Rolf-Göran Bengtsson is a Swedish show jumper. He won a silver medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in the individual jumping, a silver medal in the team jumping event at the 2004 Summer Olympics. From 1997 to 2003 he worked at the stable of Jan Tops in Valkenswaard. Since 2003 Bengtsson lives in Breitenburg in Northern Germany where he runs his own stable together with Bo Kristoffersen; the Mexican billionaire Alfonso Romo is a major financier to Bengtsson's ventures into the world of international show jumping
Maria Bengtsson (soprano)
Maria Bengtsson is a Swedish operatic soprano, who has appeared in major opera houses in Europe. She is known for roles in operas by Richard Strauss. Born in Trelleborg, Bengtsson grew up in Höllviken, taking piano lessons and singing in choirs, she studied voice from 1995 to 2000 with Beata Heuer-Christen at Musikhochschule Freiburg. She was a member of the Wiener Volksoper from 2000. In 2002, Kirill Petrenko engaged her at the Komische Oper Berlin, where she stayed to 2007, she appeared there as Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, staged by Calixto Bieito in a provoking way. She made her debut at the Royal Opera House in London as Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, she has performed at the Opéra Bastille in Paris, the Bavarian State Opera and the Staatsoper Berlin, among others. She has collaborated with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Bertrand de Billy, Marc Minkowski, Antonio Pappano, Philippe Jordan and Vladimir Jurowski, with stage directors such as Peter Konwitschny, Jonathan Miller and Hans Neuenfels.
Among her roles are characters in operas by Mozart: Elettra in Idomeneo, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. She specializes in roles by Richard Strauss: the title role in Daphne, the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, the Countess in Capriccio, the title role of Arabella, a role which she performed first at the Frankfurt Opera in 2017, performed at the Internationale Maifestspiele Wiesbaden, directed by Uwe Eric Laufenberg and conducted by Patrick Lange. Gerard Hoffmann from Vienna said about the Frankfurt performance that Bengtsson is the quintessential Strauss interpreter and expressive, with "perfect diction and graceful acting", he described her voice as "flexible, rich in colours and nuances, with a slender middle range and splendid piano". In concert, she sang the soprano part in Mendelsohn's Lobgesang for the opening of the Elbphilharmonie in 2017, conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock. Literature by and about Maria Bengtsson in the German National Library catalogue Official website Maria Bengtsson Operabase Maria Bengtsson lewin-management.com
Sten Bertil Ingemund Bengtsson was a Swedish Social democratic politician, Speaker of the Riksdag from 1979 to 1988. He was born 30 January 1919 in Veddige, he moved to Varberg and started working at the Monark bicycle factory at age 15. He went on to become a prominent figure in local politics before he was elected as a Member of Parliament in 1951, he served as Minister of Agriculture 1969-1973, Minister of the Interior 1973 and Minister of Employment 1974-1976 before being elected as Speaker of the Parliament in 1979. Bengtsson performed the duties of Regent ad Interim 2–3 July 1988; when the King of Sweden is prevented to perform his duties as Head of State, for reasons of illness, travel or other, when no other member of the Royal House, in the line of succession, is present within the realm, the Government issues a decree that establishes a Regent ad interim who will uphold the duties as Head of State for the duration of His Majesty's incapacity. He died on 12 April 2000, he is buried with his wife Anna-Lisa in Varberg.
Ingemund Bengtsson at Find a Grave
Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna
Jöns Bengtsson, in Latin known as Johannes Benedicti de Salista, was a Swedish clergyman, canon law scholar and statesman, Archbishop of Uppsala. He was Regent of Sweden, under the Kalmar Union, in 1457, shared with Erik Axelsson, alone 1465–1466. Jöns Bengtsson was a member of the illustrious Oxenstierna family, various representatives of which had become prominent in the public life of Sweden, his father was Privy Councillor Bengt Jönsson Oxenstierna and his mother was Kristina Kristiernsdotter Vasa, daughter of Lord High Justiciar Kristiern Nilsson Vasa. He studied at the University of Leipzig and returned in 1438 to Sweden with a magister in artibus degree. On his return he was made Archpriest of the chapter of Uppsala Cathedral. Shortly afterwards his father was made Lawspeaker of the province of Uppland and Castellan of Ringstaholm Castle by the Privy Council. In 1440 he attended the Riksmöte in Arboga where the Danish King Christopher of Bavaria was elected King of Sweden, took part in two Kalmar Union meetings in 1441 as a Swedish representative.
There are no Swedish sources mentioning Jöns Bengtsson in the period between 1442 and 1447, during which he returned to Germany to further his academic studies in canon law. He is mentioned as decretorum baccalaureus and Rector of the University of Leipzig for the summer term of 1445. Shortly after his father Bengt Jönsson and uncle Nils Jönsson Oxenstierna were named Co-regents, Jöns Bengtsson was elected archbishop in February 1448, he asked the Council of Basel for a confirmation of his election, he had himself consecrated by his suffragans, the day after they had crowned Charles VIII as King. On 1 July, Bengtsson crowned the queen; the confirmation of his appointment by Pope Nicholas V did not reach him until the ensuing year. In 1457, as Archbishop of Uppsala, he received from the pope the title of Primate of Sweden; as Charles, to escape from money troubles, increased taxes and confiscated church property, dissatisfaction spread among clergy and people, Bengtsson placed himself at the head of the opposition.
Entering Uppsala Cathedral, he laid aside his pontifical insignia, took up helmet and sword, announced his intention not to resume his pontifical robes until Charles should be banished from the country. The King went into exile in Danzig. Thereupon Christian I of Denmark was formally recognized King of Sweden, crowned at Stockholm by Bengtsson. General discontent soon followed when Christian, on becoming heir to his uncle, Duke Adolph of Holstein, found himself in great financial straits. To meet his obligations, he levied enormous taxes in Sweden, without exempting ecclesiastics, religious foundations, or the moneys collected by papal mandate to defray the expenses of a crusade against the Turks. During a temporary absence of Christian I in Finland, the archbishop held the regency of Sweden; the king showed his displeasure by sending him to Denmark. A revolution broke out afresh in Sweden, led by his cousin Kettil Karlsson Vasa, Bishop of Linköping, who defeated Christian I's army at the Battle of Haraker in 1464, becoming de facto regent.
Charles VIII was recalled to the throne, Christian I, to recover the country, became reconciled with his prisoner. Bengtsson went at once to Sweden, where he roused the people against Charles, whom he excommunicated; the archbishop succeeded in bringing about Charles' abdication, the recognition of Christian I once more as King of Sweden. In reality, the archbishop held the effective reins of power and administered affairs as though he were the actual sovereign, he was unable to sustain this rôle. Discontented factions combined against him and, in 1466, elected Erik Axelsson Tott as regent, whereupon Bengtsson was compelled to retire. Dissensions continued, the king of the Swedish party, Charles VIII, once more took the place of the king who represented the union of the three countries; the archbishop found an asylum on the island of Öland. Here he died at Borgholm on 15 December 1467, "poor and exiled, regretted by no one, hated by many, feared by all"; the key to the political activity of Bengtsson is to be found in the ambition, a part of his character — ambition for his family and his country.
There was a strong antagonism between the great Oxenstierna family, to which the archbishop belonged, the Bonde family, of which the king, supported by the national party, was member. Moreover, the archbishop was aware that the nobility and the leading men of Sweden, before the Union of Kalmar, had in general failed to respect the clergy and the property of the Church. In a union of Sweden with Denmark and Norway, he foresaw a limitation of the power of the Swedish nobles; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. Catholic Encyclopedia article
Bengt-Åke Bengtsson is a retired Swedish rower. He competed in the eights at the 1960 Summer Olympics, but failed to reach the final
Tom Stone (magician)
Tom Stone is the stage name of Thomas Bengtsson, a Swedish magician and author. Stone was born on October 28, 1967, presently lives in Stockholm, Sweden, he is best known for writing a series of articles and pamphlets about original magical techniques and plots. He co-wrote a book with magician Lennart Green, contributed material to a book by Jason Alford, has self-published a series of pamphlets as well as an e-book, he is editor and publisher of various Swedish magic journals such as "Trollkarlen", "Dr. Faustus Journal", he has performed at the invitation-only Magic Castle, in 2000, he was a "performer and speaker" at the FISM "World Championships of Magic" in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2003, he was a performer and competitor at the International Magic Convention & 20th Close Up competition in Kings Cross, where he won £500 and was awarded second place, just behind Japanese-Canadian magician Hayashi. In June 2010, Stone released a book entitled "Vortex", collecting many of the effects he has published in periodicals, his own ebooks and some unreleased material with Hermetic Press.
In May 2016, the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood awarded Stone the Creative Fellowship. The Warpsmith's Toolbox, 1994 Lennart Green's Snap Deal, 1995 The Warpsmith Returns, 1996 Self publishing, e-book Tom Stone Caught On Tape Vortex, June 2010. ISBN 9780945296669 Maelstrom, December 2011. ISBN 9780945296720 Tom Stone on IMDb Tom Stone's website, including his personal list of works Genii, the Conjurors' Magazine "Review of The Warpsmith's Toolbox", March 1994 "Review of The Warpsmith Returns", August 1996 "Venetian Deck", August 2005, pp 30 Magic magazine, May 1996: "Review of The Warpsmith Returns" Magic Times, December 2003 - Stone's upcoming appearance at 2003 International Magic Convention in London Channel One magazine, Issue 3: "Work in Progress" "Stockholm Magic Bar" video clip, May 19, 2005.. Second half of brief clip shows sleight of hand improvisations, by Tom Stone "5 Greatest close-up magicians" video clip, January, 2005.. Clip shows original sleight of hand magic, by Tom Stone Magiarkivet.se - lists many works related to magic industry, including Stone's titles Magicpatter.com English-language bibliography listing Stone's works Arcane magazine, 2000 - About Stone's participation with FISM 2000 Australia's Magic Monthly, July 2000, "FISM 2000."
Archived copy World Magic Friends Convention, 1999