Johannes Canuti Lenaeus

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The Most Reverend

Johannes Canuti Lenaeus
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
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ChurchChurch of Sweden
In office1647-1669
PredecessorLaurentius Paulinus Gothus
SuccessorLars Stigzelius
Consecration14 March 1647
by Jonas Magni Wexionensis
RankMetropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
BornNovember 29, 1573
Lena, Uppland, Sweden
DiedApril 23, 1669(1669-04-23) (aged 95)
Uppsala, Sweden
ParentsCanutus Petri Gestricius
Margareta Persdotter
SpouseCatharina Kenicia
Alma materUppsala University

Johannes Canuti Lenaeus (November 29, 1573 – April 23, 1669) was a professor at Uppsala University and Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden from 1657 to his death.


After several years of studies, mainly in Germany at universities in Rostock[1] and Wittenberg, he was appointed professor of logic in Uppsala in 1604. After more studies in Germany, he was also appointed professor in Greek and Hebrew.

After being ordained priest, he was in 1613 also appointed professor of theology.

He text he wrote, Logica peripatetica (1633) gave a revival to the philosophy of peripatetics (Aristotelian philosophy) and was for a time used as a study book.

His father-in-law was former Archbishop Petrus Kenicius, and Johannes was seen as a natural successor.