Osmundus

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Osmundus (Osmund, Asmund, Emund) was a clergyman favoured by Emund the Old, the king of Sweden in the mid-11th century.

King Emund appointed Osmundus as archbishop of the Swedish church in Skara, probably to make Sweden independent from Adalbert of Hamburg, the Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen. Eventually, Emund the Old and Osmundus had to give in and the Swedish church was once again subjected to the Hamburg-Bremen.

Osmundus was succeeded by Adalvard the Elder.

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Logo för Nordisk familjeboks uggleupplaga.png This article contains content from the Owl Edition of Nordisk familjebok, a Swedish encyclopedia published between 1904 and 1926, now in the public domain.[1]