Jacob Benzelius

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The Most Reverend
Jakob Benzelius
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
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Church Church of Sweden
Archdiocese Uppsala
Appointed 1744
In office 1744-1747
Predecessor Erik Benzelius the younger
Successor Henric Benzelius
Consecration 1731
Rank Metropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1683-02-25)February 25, 1683
Uppsala, Sweden
Died June 19, 1747(1747-06-19) (aged 64)
Stockholm, Sweden
Buried Uppsala Cathedral
Nationality Swede
Parents Erik Benzelius the elder
Margaretha Odhelia
Spouse Catharina Edenberg
Previous post Bishop of Gothenburg (1731-1744)
Alma mater Uppsala University

Jakob Benzelius (February 25, 1683 in Uppsala – June 29, 1747) was Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden from 1744 to his death.[1]

Jakob Benzelius studied at Uppsala University, graduated as filosofie magister (M.A.) in 1703 and, after a few years teaching in Uppsala, spent several years traveling and visiting foreign universities. He was professor of theology at Lund University 1718–1731, Bishop of Gothenburg 1731–1744 and succeeded his brother Erik Benzelius the Younger as archbishop in 1744. He was a learned man who wrote several influential books on theology that were used at the universities in Sweden for about a century.

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  1. ^ "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
Preceded by
Bishop of Gothenburg
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Erik Benzelius
Archbishop of Uppsala
Succeeded by
Henrik Benzelius