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Carl Fredrik Mennander

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The Most Reverend

Karl Fredrik Mennander
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
ChurchChurch of Sweden
In office1775–1786
PredecessorMagnus Beronius
SuccessorUno von Troil
Consecration8 July 1757
by Henric Benzelius
RankMetropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born(1712-07-19)19 July 1712
Died22 May 1786(1786-05-22) (aged 73)
Uppsala, Sweden
ParentsAnders Mennander
Margareta Elisabeth Ruuth
SpouseUlriika Palén (1741–1742)
Johanna Magdalena Hassel (1747–1749)
ChildrenCarl Friedrich (Fredenheim) Mennander
Previous post(s)Bishop of Turku (1757–1775)
Alma materRoyal Academy of Turku
University of Uppsala

Carl Fredrik Mennander (sometimes modernised as Karl Fredrik Mennander, often just C.F. Mennander) (19 July 1712, Stockholm – 22 May 1786) was Bishop of Turku, Finland, from 1757–1775 and then Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden from 1775 to his death.[1]

He arrived as a student at the University of Uppsala in 1731 and got acquainted with the botanist Carl Linnaeus. In 1735 he travelled to Turku, Finland, and finished his education with a Master of Arts. He stayed in Turku for fifteen years, and made several important improvements there within the school system and hospital facilities.

He was ordained priest, and also had a professorship in physics. In 1757 he was consecrated Bishop of Turku. In 1775 he was elected Archbishop of Uppsala by the cathedral chapter and settled in Uppsala.

He became highly engaged in the matters of the Uppsala University and published many disputations, speeches and dissertations. At his death, he had gathered one of the finest book collections of his time. He was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences from 1744. Mennander was also a member of Pro Fide et Christianismo, a Christian education society.[2]

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  1. ^ "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  2. ^ Ahokas, Minna (2013-03-01). "Pro Fide et Christianismo -seuran papisto ja 1700-luvun ruotsalainen koulu-uudistuskeskustelu". Kasvatus & Aika (in Finnish). 7 (1). ISSN 1797-2299. Archived from the original on 2018-04-15. Retrieved 2022-06-15.

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Religious titles
Preceded by Bishop of Turku
1757 – 1775
Succeeded by
Preceded by Archbishop of Uppsala
1774 – 1786
Succeeded by