Carl von Rosenstein

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The Most Reverend
Carl von Rosenstein
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
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Church Church of Sweden
Archdiocese Uppsala
Appointed 1819
In office 1819-1836
Predecessor Jakob Axelsson Lindblom
Successor Johan Olof Wallin
Ordination 1791
Consecration 9 April 1809
by Jakob Axelsson Lindblom
Rank Metropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1776-05-13)13 May 1776
Uppsala, Sweden
Died 2 December 1836(1836-12-02) (aged 60)
Uppsala, Sweden
Nationality Swede
Parents Samuel Aurivillius
Anna Margaretha Rosén von Rosenstein
Spouse Henriette Elisabeth Cederström (1793-1836)
Alma mater University of Uppsala

Carl von Rosenstein (born Carl Aurivillius on 13 May 1766 in Uppsala; died 2 December 1836) was the Church of Sweden Archbishop of Uppsala from 1819 to 1836.[1] Before that he served as Bishop of Linköping from 1809 to 1819. His family tree included scientists such as Sven Magnus Aurivillius and Per Olof Christopher Aurivillius. The "von Rosenstein" name came through an adoption - it was his mother's family name. His grandfather was Uppsala University professor of medicine Nils Rosén von Rosenstein.

In addition to being archbishop he was also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences from 1809 and of the Swedish Academy from 1819. He belonged to the Swedish nobility.


  1. ^ "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
Religious titles
Preceded by
Magnus Lehnberg
Bishop of Linköping
Succeeded by
Marcus Wallenberg
Preceded by
Jacob Axelsson Lindblom
Archbishop of Uppsala
Succeeded by
Johan Olof Wallin
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Jacob Axelsson Lindblom
Swedish Academy,
Seat No 5

Succeeded by
Jöns Jakob Berzelius