Andreas Laurentii Björnram

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The Most Reverend
Andreas Laurentii Björnram
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
Church Church of Sweden
Archdiocese Uppsala
Appointed 1583
In office 1583-1591
Predecessor Laurentius Petri Gothus
Successor Abraham Angermannus
Consecration 2 June 1577
by Laurentius Petri Gothus
Rank Metropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born 1520
Died 1 January 1591
Buried Uppsala Cathedral
Nationality Swede
Previous post Bishop of Växjö (1576-1583)

Andreas Laurentii Björnram (1520 – January 1, 1593), also known as Bothniensis, Bureus which he called himself in honor of his mother's family, was Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden from 1583 to his death. He was born in 1520, being the last Archbishop of Uppsala to have been born before King Gustav Vasa decreed Lutheranism to be the official state religion of the Kingdom of Sweden in 1531 during the Lutheran Reformation.

Was one of the strongest supporters of King John III of Sweden's liturgy. Eventually he changed his mind, and as archbishop advocated the reading of Martin Luther's catechism.

He was married to Margareta, the daughter of Laurentius Petri, a main character in the Swedish reformation of 1531.

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