Adolf Fredrik Church

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Adolf Fredrik Church
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Adolf Fredrik Church
Basic information
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Geographic coordinates 59°20′16″N 18°03′37″E / 59.33778°N 18.06028°E / 59.33778; 18.06028
Affiliation Church of Sweden
Rite Protestant
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Parish church
Architectural description
Completed 1774
Specifications

Adolf Fredrik Church (Swedish: Adolf Fredriks kyrka) is a church in central Stockholm, Sweden, named after Adolf Frederick. It was built in 1768-1774, replacing a wooden chapel from 1674, which was dedicated to Saint Olof.

Its cemetery is where René Descartes was first buried in 1650, before his remains were moved to France. Inside the church a memorial to the memory of Descartes was installed by Gustav III. Other famous people buried in the church cemetery include Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was assassinated only a block from the church, Prime Minister Hjalmar Branting, physicist Carl Benedicks, and the composer Anders Eliasson.

The church is currently headed by pastor Ted Harris.

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Coordinates: 59°20′16″N 18°03′37″E / 59.33778°N 18.06028°E / 59.33778; 18.06028