Henric Benzelius

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The Most Reverend
Henric Benzelius
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
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Church Church of Sweden
Archdiocese Uppsala
Appointed 1747
In office 1747-1758
Predecessor Jakob Benzelius
Successor Samuel Troilius
Consecration 12 September 1742
by Erik Benzelius the younger
Rank Metropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1689-08-07)August 7, 1689
Strängnäs, Sweden
Died May 20, 1758(1758-05-20) (aged 68)
Uppsala, Sweden
Buried Uppland
Nationality Swede
Parents Erik Benzelius the elder
Margaretha Odhelia
Spouse Emerentia Rudenschöld
Previous post Bishop of Lund (1740-1747)
Alma mater Uppsala University

Henrik Benzelius (August 7, 1689 in Strängnäs – May 20, 1758) was Bishop of Lund from 1744 to 1747, and Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden from 1747 to his death.[1] Benzelius was one of the people sent by Charles XII of Sweden to the Middle East, travelling to Egypt and Syria. After returning for a time he took up a post in Lund University.

He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1746.

He was also a manuscript collector.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
Preceded by
Carl Papke
Bishop of Lund
Succeeded by
Johan Engeström
Preceded by
Jakob Benzelius
Archbishop of Uppsala
Succeeded by
Samuel Troilius