The Most Reverend
|Archbishop of Uppsala|
Primate of Sweden
|Church||Church of Sweden|
|Predecessor||Johan Baazius the younger|
|Successor||Erik Benzelius the elder|
|Consecration||8 December 1678|
by Johan Baazius the younger
|Born||1 January 1624|
|Died||29 June 1700 (aged 76)|
|Previous post||Bishop of Linköping (1678-1681)|
|Alma mater||Uppsala University|
He was born in Ljungby, close to Kalmar in Sweden on 1 January 1624 and died on 29 June 1700. He studied at the University of Uppsala 1638, two years later he enrolled in the Königsberg University, and thereafter moved back to Uppsala to finish his studies.
Together with two Swedish members of the nobility he undertook a travel through Europe in 1651-1656. On returning he was ordained priest and later vicar. In 1663 he was appointed vicar in his home town Ljungby where he was very comfortable.
He was appointed court chaplain in 1668 and gave the King communion in 1670. He was also entrusted with commissioning the new Bible translation and revising the Swedish book of hymns.
He was the Speaker of the Clergy in the Riksdag between 1682-1697. He is said to have been a person of great authority.
- (in Swedish) Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon (1906) In Swedish