Petrus Kenicius

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The Most Reverend
Petrus Kenicius
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
Church Church of Sweden
Archdiocese Uppsala
Appointed 1609
In office 1609-1636
Predecessor Olaus Martini
Successor Laurentius Paulinus Gothus
Consecration 26 October 1595
by Abraham Angermannus
Rank Metropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born 1555
Baggböle, Sweden
Died 3 February 1636
Uppsala, Sweden
Buried Strängnäs Cathedral
Nationality Swede
Parents König Olofsson
Anna Olofsdotter
Spouse Margareta Hansdotter
Children Katarina Kenicia
Margareta Kenicia
Anna Kenicia
Johan Kenicius
König Kenicius
König Kenicius
Barbro Kenicia
Elisabeth Kenicia
Previous post Bishop of Skara (1595-1608)
Bishop of Strängnäs (1608)

Petrus Kenicius (1555 – February 3, 1636) was Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden from 1609 to his death.

He got his education from the Universities of Wittenberg and Rostock.

In 1589 he was put in prison by King John III of Sweden, together with, among others, Nicolaus Olai Bothniensis who would become archbishop in 1599-1600. The reason were disagreements with the King's non-Lutheran liturgy.

After being released, he was at the Uppsala Synod in 1593 as one of the twelve assessors. And in 1595 he was ordained Bishop of Skara.

He was considered a fine and hardworking person who dedicated much time and care to the University in Uppsala and the Church. In his old age, he was weakened by age and sickness and the archdiocese was said to have been neglected.

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