Carl Fredrik af Wingård

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The Most Reverend
Carl Fredrik af Wingård
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
Carl Fredrik af Wingård.jpg
Church Church of Sweden
Archdiocese Uppsala
Appointed 1839
In office 1839-1851
Predecessor Johan Olof Wallin
Successor Hans Olov Holmström
Ordination 18 November 1817
Consecration 8 July 1818
Personal details
Born (1781-09-26)September 26, 1781
Stockholm, Sweden
Died September 19, 1851(1851-09-19) (aged 69)
Sunnersta, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Parents Johan Wingård
Fredrika af Darelli
Spouse Anna Fredrika Åkerman (1807-1851)
Previous post Bishop of Gothenburg (1818-1839)
Alma mater Uppsala University

Carl Fredrik af Wingård (born 26 September 1781 in Stockholm, died 19 September 1851) was a Swedish politician and Lutheran clergyman, and Church of Sweden Archbishop of Uppsala, 1839–1851.[1]

His noble title (af) was added already in 1799, as he was the son of a bishop, Johan Wingård, whop became his predecessor in the diocese of Gothenburg.

af Wingård studied at the Uppsala University and eventually became professor there in 1810. In 1818 he was ordained priest and on July 8, 1818 he became bishop of Gothenburg.

From all reports, af Wingård seems to have been a humanistic teacher and professor, gentle and caring, especially towards students.

af Wingård was active against the alcoholism among priests, and was one of the founders of the Sobriety Society (Nykterhetssällskapet) of Gothenburg established in 1830.

He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1838.


  1. ^ "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 


Religious titles
Preceded by
Johan Olof Wallin
Archbishop of Uppsala
Succeeded by
Hans Olof Holmström
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Gustaf Lagerbielke
Swedish Academy,
Seat No.10

Succeeded by
Henrik Reuterdahl