Strängnäs Cathedral

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Strängnäs Cathedral
Coordinates: 59°22′32.16″N 17°02′04.56″E / 59.3756000°N 17.0346000°E / 59.3756000; 17.0346000
Location Strängnäs
Country Sweden
Denomination Church of Sweden
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Strängnäs
Clergy
Bishop(s) Hans-Erik Nordin

Strängnäs Cathedral (Swedish: Strängnäs domkyrka) is a cathedral church in Strängnäs, Sweden, since the Protestant Reformation the seat of the Lutheran Diocese of Strängnäs.

It is built mainly of bricks in the characteristic Scandinavian Brick Gothic style. The original church was built of wood, probably during the first decades of the 12th century, on a spot where pagan rituals used to take place and where the missionary Saint Eskil was killed during the mid 11th century. The wooden church was not rebuilt in stone and bricks until 1296, just after Strängnäs became a diocese.

The cathedral contains the burials of Charles IX of Sweden and Maria of Palatinate-Simmern.

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