The Most Reverend
|Archbishop of Uppsala|
Primate of Sweden
|Church||Church of Sweden|
|Predecessor||Erik Benzelius the younger|
|Born||25 February 1683|
|Died||19 June 1747 (aged 64)|
|Parents||Erik Benzelius the elder|
|Previous post(s)||Bishop of Gothenburg (1731–1744)|
|Alma mater||Uppsala University|
Jakob Benzelius was the son of Archbishop Erik Benzelius the Elder (1632–1714) and Margaretha Odhelia (1653–1693). He studied at Uppsala University, graduated as filosofie magister (M.A.) in 1703. He became a lecturer of philosophy and theologically at Uppsala. He became church pastor in the parish of Näs in Västergötland followed by several years visiting foreign universities. He was professor of theology at Lund University 1718–1731. He was appointed Doctor of Theology in 1725, Bishop of Gothenburg 1731–1744 and succeeded his elder brother Erik Benzelius the Younger (1675–1743) as Archbishop of Uppsala in 1744. He was succeeded as Archbishop by his younger brother Henric Benzelius (1689–1758). 
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| Bishop of Gothenburg
| Archbishop of Uppsala