Petrus Torkilsson

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Petrus Torkilsson
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese Uppsala
Appointed 1351
In office 1351-1366
Predecessor Heming Nilsson
Successor Birger Gregersson
Consecration by Pope Clement VI
Rank Metropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born Skänninge, Sweden
Died 18 October 1366
Nationality Swede
Previous post Bishop of Linköping (1342-1351)

Petrus Torkilsson (lat. Petrus Tyrgilli) was Bishop of Linköping, 1342-1351 and Archbishop of Uppsala, Sweden, 1351–1366.

It is unknown when he was born, but the first mentioning of him is from 1320, when he was vicar in Färentuna. He was chancellor of the King Magnus Eriksson in 1340 and continued to support him during the civil wars in the 1360s.