Arne Palmqvist

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The Right Reverend
Arne Palmqvist
Bishop of Västerås
Province Church of Sweden
Diocese Diocese of Västerås
Elected 1975
Installed 1975
Predecessor Sven Sillén
Successor Claes-Bertil Ytterberg
Ordination 1956 (priest)
Consecration 1967
Personal details
Birth name Per Olof Arne Palmqvist
Born (1921-05-28)May 28, 1921
Brunflo, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Denomination Church of Sweden
Alma mater Uppsala University

Per Olof Arne Palmqvist, born 28 May 1921 in Brunflo, Jämtland, died 15 January 2003 in Uppsala.[1] Swedish theologian. Bishop of the Diocese of Härnösand 1967–1975 and of the Diocese of Västerås 1975–1988.

After studies at Uppsala University he became Licentiate of Divinity in 1950, Doctor of Divinity in 1955 and docent of ecclesiastical history in 1955. He was ordained as priest in the Church of Sweden 1956 in Uppsala. From 1959 teacher at the Stockholm Institute of Theology where he was prorector from 1965. Elected as bishop of the Diocese of Härnösand in 1967. He left this position after being elected as bishop of the Diocese of Västerås in 1975. Palmqvist stayed as bishop of the Diocese of Västerås until his retirement in 1988.

From the late 1950s to the early 1990s Palmquist was a strong advocate of keeping the ties between government and church in Sweden. He was entrusted several assignments as an expert in preparing governmental reports. He also held a number assignments in committees and boards of the Church of Sweden.

Married 15 May 1948 with Elsa Marianne Persson, born 16 November 1920 in Uppsala.


  1. ^ Sveriges dödbok 1901–2009 Swedish death index 1901–2009. Solna: Sveriges släktforskarförbund. 2010. Libris 11931231